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Presidential Time Travel

Travel back through America's history and learn more about America's 44 presidents and their families:

America's first families: an inside view of 200 years of private life in the White House by Carl Sferrazza Anthony

Dear First Lady: letters to the White House by [compiled and edited] by Dwight Young and Margaret Johnson; foreword by Helen Thomas

First fathers: the men who inspired our Presidents by Harold I. Gullan

First ladies: from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama by Betty Boyd Caroli

First mothers: the women who shaped the presidents by Bonnie Angelo

A funny thing happened on the way to the White House: humor, blunders, and other oddities from the presidential campaign trail by edited and with an introduction by Charles Osgood

Hail to the chief: the making and unmaking of American presidents by Robert Dallek

Hidden power: presidential marriages that shaped our recent history by Kati Marton

Presidential courage: brave leaders and how they changed America, 1789-1989 by Michael Beschloss

Presidential inaugurations by Paul F. Boller, Jr

The President's house: a first daughter shares the history and secrets of the world's most famous home by Margaret Truman

The president's table: two hundred years of dining and diplomacy by Barry H. Landau

Where they stand: the American presidents in the eyes of voters and historians by By Robert W. Merry

Which president killed a man?: tantalizing trivia and fun facts about our chief executives and first ladies by James Humes; illustrations by William Bramhall

White House ghosts: presidents and their speechwriters by Robert Schlesinger

Who's buried in Grant's Tomb?: a tour of presidential gravesites by Brian Lamb and the C-SPAN staff; with contributions by Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley; [written by Carol Hellwig with contributions by Anne Bentzel]