Hail to the Chief

The Greatest Presidential Stories Never Told by Rick Beyer provided a quick, a preseducational read for President’s Day this year.  This little book includes 100 “tales from history to astonish, bewilder, and stupefy”.  The book did not disappoint.

Beyer set out to clarify rumors and old wives tales told about many of our Presidents and I found them fun and interesting.  I knew some of the stories, but many were new to me. Lincoln’s son Robert was in attendance when three presidents were shot.  Obviously, he wasn’t the shooter, but what are the odds? John F Kennedy may have had a secret marriage  prior to marrying Jackie? Really?  Jerry Ford pardoned famous Civil War General Robert E. Lee?  How did I miss that?

I think you will enjoy this book and the facts contained inside.  Fact, especially when it comes to government officials, can be stranger than fiction!

Advertisements

About dianeledet

Professional Writing Consultant, Graduate of DePaul University School for New Learning 2008
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s