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Grover Cleveland's Rubber Jaw and Other Unusual, Unexpected, Unbelievable but All-True Facts About America's Presidents Paperback – Bargain Price, May 1, 2012


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (May 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399537430
  • ASIN: B00C02105K
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,144,487 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephen Spignesi is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 books including The Italian 100, The Complete Titanic, George Washington’s Leadership Lessons, The USA Book of Lists, The Essential Stephen King, and American Firsts



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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael OConnor TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 6, 2012
Format: Paperback
Prolific author Stephen Spignesi turns his attention to American Presidents in GROVER CLEVELAND'S RUBBER JAW AND OTHER UNUSUAL, UNEXPECTED, UNBELIEVABLE BUT ALL-TRUE FACTS ABOUT AMERICA'S PRESIDENTS, an entertaining and informative 2012 Penguin Group release. Whether you're interested in trivia or the Presidency or both, you'll want to latch on to this gem.

Aside from the facts regarding the aformentioned 'mandible replacement,' Spignesi also provides the following Presidential tid-bits:

*when George Washington was inaugurated, he had a grand total of one tooth in this mouth;
*Thomas Jefferson invented the swivel chair;
*John Quincy Adams believed in the Hollow Earth theory;
*William Henry Harrison had 48 grandchildren and 106 great-grandchildren; a White House record;
*James Buchanan was nearsighted in one eye and farsighted in the other;
*Then-Vice President Andrew Johnson was falling-down-drunk at Lincoln's inauguration;
*Teddy Roosevelt owned and could walk on stilts;
*FDR was played in movies by, among others, Ralph Bellamy, Dan O'Herlihy, Jason Robards, Jon Voight and Edward Herrmann (three times!);
*JFK could read four newspapers cover to cover in 20 minutes; and finally;
*Barack Obama loves playing Scrabble.

So, if you're a lover of trivia, these and thousands of other Presidential morsels await you in Spignesi's book. Trivia buffs will undoubtedly enjoy this book. I know I did. Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rita Wolfgang on April 14, 2014
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What a fun book of odd and unusual facts about our Presidents. I have recommended this book to a number of people who I know would love the unexpected facts about our Presidents. Makes for great conversation when discussing politics and spurting out crazy little tidbits that most people don't know.
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By Steven L. Hood on May 29, 2014
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Quick, easy read. Great collection of presidential facts. Learn something new about our presidents in this well put together book.
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This book is a collection of strange and interesting, and sometimes downright bizarre, facts about the U.S. Presidents. For example, did you know that the Democratic Party took the jackass as its symbol in honor of Andrew Jackson being called one? That during a confrontation Franklin Pierce was likely to faint? Or that in 1922 Warren Harding was inducted into the Ku Klux Klan...in the White House? Well, read this book, and you will learn these things, and a lot more!

My one and only problem with this book is that I wish that the author had provided sources for his "facts." For example, on page 5, he states that, "Iconic painting notwithstanding, Washington never prayed in the snow at Valley Forge." Now, while there is good reason to doubt the historicity of the paintings of General Washington, kneeling in prayer at Valley Forge, I would like to know what source confirms that this "never" happened. But, sadly, there are no sources to check, you must simply take what the author says as fact.

That said, this is a very entertaining book. It's a great book for when you want something to read that you can pick up and put down and pick up again. I used it at the dentists' office recently, and enjoyed it immensely.
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