- File Size: 3990 KB
- Print Length: 204 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: iUniverse (October 21, 2011)
- Publication Date: October 21, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007OCRUDC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Democracy’s Big Day : The Inauguration of Our President, 1789–2013 Kindle Edition
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This book would be enjoyed by any person of any political persuasion, be it liberal, moderate, or conservative. It will remind each of us how extraordinary our country is. Here in the United States politcal power, much of the time, is changed peacefully and without violence. The Civil War, of course, is an exception. Yet even after that conflict--as Bendat notes in one of many, many entertaining and informative anecdotes--an ex-Confederate rebel actually swore in one of our Presidents. Astonishing!
We forget in this time of struggle that our country has seldom been without challenge and danger. Yet, as angry as we become with each other, we hold together. E pluribus unum.
Highly recommended for those who occasionally become discouraged for whatever reason about our nation. Hope is always with us. And of course highly recommended for history buffs.
Jim Bendat's tremendously popular Democracy's Big Day takes on America's commanders in chief in this entertaining, often enlightening explanation of the inaugurations of our Presidents. He comprehensively highlights facts and fun bits of trivia. It's fun and educational.
Mr Bendat packs this book full of historical information, fun facts, and trivia. I learned about each of our president's inaugurations in detail. Each chapter is charmingly witty and includes valuable illustrations that enhance the text to make the reader feel that moment in time.
Usually one would expect a historical book to be dry. That is not the case with Democracy's Big Day! It is quite an engaging book for any person whether Democrat or Republican. The chapters flow easily and it is simply a fun and enlightening read!