Discover the Personal Lives of the Men who Shaped a Nation

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.

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Did you know...

Presidential Facts

We often hear stories of our Presidents' accomplishments in the office, policy, wars, and public service. But each man was a multi-dimensional character with unique history and personal lives.
8-year-old Bill Clinton went to church by himself because his mother was at the racetrack
Andrew Johnson was illiterate until the age of 17, when his 16-year-old wife taught him to read
Dwight Eisenhower sewed all of Mamie's maternity clothes
Calvin Coolidge used to walk his pet raccoon, Rebecca, around the White House grounds on a leash
Some Highlights from the Book

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?”

Calvin Coolidge, nicknamed, “Silent Cal” conducted his vice presidency in the same tight-lipped manner he was well known for. When the governor of Massachusetts asked Coolidge how he was able to see so many more people in a given day, Coolidge responded, “You talk back.” A popular story about Coolidge was when a society woman, sitting next to him at a dinner party, said, “You must talk to me, Mr. Coolidge. I made a bet that I could get more than two words out of you.” Coolidge replied, “You lose.”

More than presidents

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