Wednesday, February 11, 2009

America's Presidents: A Museum in a Book Giveaway

Times Up: The winner is #10, Pat! Congratulations!

America's Presidents by Chuck Wills:

This book is in the "A Museum in a Book" series. It starts with George Washington and goes through George W. Bush. The book has a lot of information, and artwork that is from museums. For instance, on George Washington's pages, there are paintings of the Delaware crossing, and Washington speaking during the signing of the U.S. Constitution. But, what makes this book truly unique, and worth buying, are the copies of documents. Scattered throughout the book are copies of original documents that you can pull out and look at. Washington's page has selected pages from a draft of Washington's farewell address. There is a letter from Thomas Jefferson, and six pages from the thirty-four-page draft of Monroe's 1823 message to Congress, which was later known as the Monroe Doctrine. There is a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and a copy of the Gettysburg Address, written in Lincoln's own hand. There is a campaign poster for James A. Garfield, a copy of the formal declaration of war on Germany, issued April 6, 1917, and signed by President Wilson. There are many more documents. It is these source documents that make this book truly unique. I hope to be able to purchase the other books in the series. The series includes these titles: The Declaration of Independence: The Story Behind America's Founding Document and the Men Who Created It, Inventing America: The Life of Benjamin Franklin, and Lewis and Clark on the Trail of Discovery: An Interactive History with Removable Artifacts This book retails for $34.99. You can get used and new copies at Amazon. You can also order directly through Amazon. It is currently on sale for $23.

12 comments:

  1. This is an amazing book. My son would LOVE it. (so would my hubby!)

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  2. What an awesome book. It would make a wonderful addition to our library.

    Rebecca
    rebecca@texastaps.com

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  3. Wow!! That would be a wonderful resource!!

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  4. Wow! My entire family would enjoy that book!
    SG19816@yahoo.com

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  5. This would be a great gift for my nephews. Thanks for the opportunity!
    rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

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  6. The actual documents would be awesome to teach our children what their country was really founded on. This would be great for our small homeschool collection.
    thebovees49091 at yahoo dot com

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  7. What a great book!! This would be a great addition to our homeschool library. :) Our whole family would enjoy it for sure. Thank you!
    thegood3 at gmail dot com

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  8. This would be a wonderful gift for my daughter, a teacher and history buff.
    pkildow at gmail dot com

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  9. What a neat book! Thanks so much for the great giveaway.

    chericehodges@gmail.com

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  10. #10, Pat, is the winner! I'll send you an email! Congratulations, and thank you, everyone, for entering!

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