More than Presidents gives an inside look at the personal lives of the men who shaped this nation. Learn about the childhood experiences of ordinary men from diverse backgrounds who went on to become Presidents of the United States. The stories are personal insights, sometimes amusing, often poignant, into our nation’s leaders.
A book to inspire readers of any generation,More than Presidents demonstrates how one person can make a difference. Full color photographs and unique presidential biographies fill this beautiful 176-page commemorative book. More than history, more than biography, More than Presidents reveals the true men behind the legends.
William Taft was a large man who even enjoyed a laugh at his own expense. While visiting Japan, Taft took a rickshaw to the temples high in the mountains. “The road was steep and got steeper,” Taft recalled. “I had one ‘pusher’ in addition to the rickshaw man when I began, another joined when we were halfway up, and it seemed to me that when we struck the last hill, the whole village was engaged in the final push . . . The Japanese gathered in crowds about me, smiling and enjoying the prospect of so much flesh and size.”
Abraham Lincoln often used humor to make a point with folksy tales and bawdy stories. His stories usually poked fun at himself. Lincoln was once called “two-faced” by a rival. Lincoln responded, “If I had another face, do you think I’d wear this one?”