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The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics Paperback – October 28, 2011
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What did George Smathers deny saying? I'd have been delighted to have been given credit. P. 192.
Which Presidential Candidate appeared on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In? Which one ducked the opportunity? Who won? Who lost? P. 126
Who holds the record for seeking the Republican Presidential Nomination? P. 106.
What Governor issued no pardons during his four year term in office? P.251
If I could send this book back to me when I was in Junior and Senior High School, the classes in history, geography, civics, political theory, and even English language would have become interesting. Real people, sometimes with photos, have been picked to remind us that they were also a part of the history of our country. Mr. Rubino has taken the dried beef jerky we were fed in school and replaced it with a filet mignon, great side dishes, and added several courses to turn that beef jerky into a banquet. He is a chef of history, politics, and humor.
This is a great book to leave out for your guests and a great conversation starter. Very fun and very interesting.
Also the book states that Obama wrote 'Dreams of my Fathers', when the actual title is 'Dreams from my Father'. Also Harry S Truman is continuously mis-written as Harry S. Truman. Truman had no middle name, only an 'S' so therefore a period after the S in unnecessary.
I like the fact that the book is a compilation of rather short entries that give a specific, and pretty thoroughly researched, snippets. You can pick the book up for just a few minutes, or you can sit and let yourself be absorbed into the many interesting details and trivia about people and events. I think you may have a hard time putting it down once you start reading. I know I did.
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I enjoyed this book, both for a quick thumb through and an afternoon of reading. Given the subject matter, I expected the book to be dry but the new perspectives it provided,... Read morePublished on October 10, 2012 by 123StephenD
I enjoyed The Political Bible of Little Known Facts in American Politics by Rich Rubino from the moment it arrived. Mr. Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by Lisa
this has been a thoroughly enjoyable read. i am impressed with the writing and have enjoyed learning about our nation's history. Read morePublished on October 3, 2012 by lindsey