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Founding Fathers Know Best: Is the President Leading the Country in the Wrong Direction. The Past Presidents Return to the White House to Counsel on Current Issues Paperback – April 25, 2012


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  • Paperback: 294 pages
  • Publisher: Hugo House Publishers (April 25, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1936449226
  • ISBN-13: 978-1936449224
  • Product Dimensions: 0.7 x 5.9 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,185,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ross Puskar spent nearly 30 years in the advertising agency business in Dallas, Texas. He rose through the ranks at Bozell & Jacobs, then he and his partners Jim Gibbon and Jud Chapin founded their own firm, Puskar Gibbon Chapin or PGC. Ross worked with clients as diverse as American Airlines and Greyhound, Jimmy Dean and Delta Pride, Sara Lee and Southwestern Bell, Dillard's and Zale Corporation. PGC was acquired by Omnicom in 1993 and Ross retired in 1997 at age 50.

No one has enjoyed retirement more than Ross. He relishes the luxury of reading whatever and whenever he wants. He's an amateur collector of antique maps and Ross thoroughly appreciates an open road to travel in his F-150. Writing Founding Fathers Know Best was an opportunity for Ross to combine his love of history with his love of country... and a unique chance to blend satire and creativity with the past and politics.

Ross has been very happily married to Jude for more than forty years. They have two adult daughters, Hilary and Jaime Lee. Jude and Ross split time between their homes in Texas and Florida. They frequently vacation in Colorado.

When Ross stands to hear the Star Spangled Banner his eyes often get a bit moist, especially lately.

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Educational as well as entertaining.
Patricia Thomas
In Founding Fathers Know Best there is a club known as the President's Club.
Dennis Gallagher
Interesting and informative, this book is a must read for anyone.
TAG

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Todd Kinsey on August 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
Founding Fathers Know Best is one of the most intelligent, cogent and timely books I have read in quite some time.

Author Ross Puskar combines an amazing penchant for satire with a unique understanding of American history by creatively combing Dickens' masterpiece A Christmas Carol with the Federalist Papers. The result is the most entertaining political yarn I have had the pleasure of reading.

The book starts by reminding the reader of the current state of affairs in America as President Obama enters the fourth year of his presidency. Recognizing that America is on the precipice of disaster, the ghosts of presidents past, known as the "President's Club," decide to offer the sitting president some assistance.

The club nominates Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Madison to visit President Obama over the course of a week. Puskar brilliantly uses the Founding Fathers, in their own words, to provide solutions to all of the problems facing America today. The only question is; will President Obama listen?

The only issues I have with Puskar's highly entertaining book are that he did not source his material and that he refers to President Obama as Ob. But don't let either of these minor hiccups prevent you from reading an outstanding book.

This is Ross Puskar's first book and I hope it is not his last. He is truly gifted wordsmith and I look forward to his future works.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By TAG on June 27, 2012
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Interesting and informative, this book is a must read for anyone. Regardless of which way you lean politically, or even if you are looking to read casually, you'll agree that Puskar has written an eye opener. A great reminder of the principles on which America was founded and an in depth look into our current events. Do yourself (and the country) a favor and read this book.
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By HAP on August 1, 2012
Format: Paperback
Founding Fathers Know Best is an engaging satire that delivers on its mission. Puskar presents an entertaining, educational and stimulating read that offers a creative and fresh way to think about the problems our country faces: how would past Presidents counsel Obama on today's issues? The spirits of John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison return to the White House to offer their expertise and insights while supported by other past Presidents and the "Friends Club" (which includes colorful characters from Winston Churchill to Abigail Adams to Ben Franklin.)

FFKB is a sharp presentation of today's political issues through a fascinating historical lens. Great for those who love history - and for those who usually don't, well, you never knew history could be so fascinating! I was captivated and couldn't put it down. Puskar's passion and patriotism are infectious. As the election nears, this is a "must read."
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By PLJ on July 30, 2012
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Ross Puskar's political satire is both grounding and eye opening. It lays the perfect foundation on which the Presidents Club and the current POTUS can have meaningful discussions about the issues threatening our country today. The colorful, and sometimes tempestuous, Founding Fathers make it not only an educational but a truly enjoyable read . Sometimes I really felt like I was sitting right there in the oval office with them. I especially enjoyed the hilarious fictional anecdotes about the former occupants of the White House - genius! If you are planning to cast your vote in November, you must read this and share it with everyone you know.
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