Hail to the Chief

Now that you've watched the last presidential debate of this election cycle, are you ready for a break from Barack Obama and Mitt Romney?  If so, check out some of Glenside's books and movies about presidents, both real and imagined.  

Don't know much about the American presidents

Don't know much about the American presidents : everything you need to know about the most powerful office on earth and the men who have occupied it / Kenneth C. Davis

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Charts the course of each U.S. president's term, presenting biographical information, administration milestones, and an analysis of each leader's legacy as commander-in-chief.

The kid who became president / Dan Gutman

The kid who became president / Dan Gutman

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At age twelve, Judson Moon is dodging assassination attempts and facing off with a crazed South American dictator after he wins the presidential election.

Women in the White House

Women in the White House

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Examines the roles of First Ladies in American history; discusses the influences that mothers of past Presidents had on their sons and the country.

Killer weekend / Ridley Pearson

Killer weekend / Ridley Pearson

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Eight years after saving the life of a U.S. attorney general from an assassination attempt, county sheriff Walt Fleming finds himself once again protecting the high-profile politician, now a presidential hopeful, during a billionaire's communications conference, an effort that is hampered by jurisdictional squabbles and elements from Fleming's past.

Vantage point

Vantage point

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Secret service agents gather information from several points of view to solve the attempted assassination of an American president in Spain.

The presidents club : inside the world's most exclusive fraternity / Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

The presidents club : inside the world's most exclusive fraternity / Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

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Examines presidential power within the context of U.S. history and the ongoing relationships presidents and ex-presidents formed with one another.

A heartbeat away [sound recording] / Michael Palmer

A heartbeat away / Michael Palmer

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Preparing to give a State of the Union address when a terrorist group releases a deadly virus into the Capitol building, President James Allaire is forced to enlist the services of a virologist who has been wrongly imprisoned for suspected terrorist intentions.

Eighteen acres : a novel / Nicolle Wallace

Eighteen acres / Nicolle Wallace

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Charlotte Kramer, the first female president of the United States, finds her marriage, the presidency, and the safety of the American people in peril after rumors of her husband's infidelity circulate and her national security advisor makes grave errors of judgment.

Did President Grant really get a ticket for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? : and other questions about U.S. presidents / by Sandy Donovan ; illustrations by Colin W. Thompson.

Did President Grant really get a ticket for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? : and other questions about U.S. presidents / by Sandy Donovan 

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Discusses facts and myths about American presidents, including if Washington cut down a cherry tree, if Lincoln walked twenty miles to school, and if Taft weighed more than an elephant.

The run : a novel / Stuart Woods

The run / Stuart Woods

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Presidential hopeful Senator Will Lee and his wife Kate are drawn into a web of political scandal and intrigue that threatens to rip the nation apart, and the only way out is to negotiate a minefield of double-dealing advisors, noxious power brokers, and venomous media heads.

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