The Raising of A President

The Raising of A President

The Mothers and Fathers of Our Nation's Leaders

Unknown - 2006
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Our greatest presidents have entered the Oval Office armed with overwhelming ambition, intellect, and ideals. But were these characteristics evident in youth? What are the family circumstances that have created our presidents? How did their upbringing shape their future -- and ours?

In The Raising of a President , bestselling author Doug Wead goes where no presidential biographer has gone before: straight to the childhood homes of America's greatest leaders. Wead analyzes the types of families in which they were reared, and offers fascinating psychological profiles based on his findings. Using presidential letters and personal correspondence -- as well as notes from his own private conversations with six presidential families -- Wead brilliantly portrays the early lives, loves, and political awakenings of George Washington; John Adams and the rest of America's first dynasty; Lincoln, who never betrayed his humble roots; Franklin D. Roosevelt and John F. Kennedy, each raised in prominent political households; and the once and future commanders in chief Bush.

More than just political biography, The Raising of a President sheds new light on America#65533;s presidents, who were not only born but made.
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2006, c2005.
Edition: First Atria Books trade pbk. edition
ISBN: 9780743497275
0743497279
Branch Call Number: 973.099 WEAD D
Characteristics: 534 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

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