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SOUTHWATER


A VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF MODERN AMERICAN PRESIDENTS


From Theodore Roosevelt to Barack Obama: A presidential roll call from 1901 with an analysis of each as politician, statesman and private individual, shown in 240 photographs


Professor Jon Roper PUB DATE:


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July 2011 (UK) Oct 2011 (US) UK £8.99/US $17.99 (P) 128 (A128)


297 x 228mm/111 9781844769759 1 84476 975 5


5800 Reference HBJK; GB; 1KBB POL016000; HIS036000


• Provides an overview of the memorable figures who have made their mark on American political history in the 20th and 21st centuries including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D Roosevelt, John F Kennedy, Richard Nixon and Barack Obama


• Includes an analysis of each leader as politician, statesman and private individual, setting each president in the context of major social, political and economic developments, and discussing their influence on the course of history


• Charts the momentous social and economic history of the times, including the building of the Panama Canal, the San Francisco earthquake, the Wall Street Crash, silent movies, radio, television, space travel and the internet, as well as the rise of popular culture


• Analyzes the implications and lasting legacies of war including World Wars I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, the Iraq Wars and the war on terror, as well as international crises that have altered the course of world diplomacy


About the Author


Professor Jon Roper studied for a BA honours degree in philosophy, politics and economics at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. He has edited several books on American political history and contributed to many others.


238 ⁄2 x 9in


Paperback with flaps Over 240 photographs 22


Reference & History


This illustrated encyclopedia of American presidents from 1901 presents a factual account of each president and interprets their contribution to the USA. Alongside each are snapshots of industrial, economic, social and political developments, such as Henry Ford and the mass production of the motor car, the invention of the atomic bomb, the collapse of communism and the rise of international terrorism. More than 240 photographs, newsreel images, maps and paintings provide a visual account of each era, making this a valuable reference for those interested in America’s social and political history.


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