How to Fight Presidents

How to Fight Presidents

Defending Yourself Against the Badasses Who Ran This Country

eBook - 2014
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Make no mistake: Our founding fathers were more bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea. As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life. Theodore Roosevelt had asthma, was blind in one eye, survived multiple gunshot wounds, had only one regret (that there were no wars to fight under his presidency), and was the first U.S. president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. Faced with the choice, George Washington actually preferred the sound of bullets whizzing by his head in battle over the sound of silence. And now these men'these hallowed leaders of the free world'want to kick your ass. Plenty of historians can tell you which president had the most effective economic strategies, and which president helped shape our current political parties, but can any of them tell you what to do if you encounter Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing fight' This book will teach you how to be better, stronger, faster, and more deadly than the most powerful (and craziest) men in history. You're welcome.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, 2014.
ISBN: 9780385347587
0385347588
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Summary: Make no mistake: Our founding fathers were more bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea. As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life. Theodore Roosevelt had asthma, was blind in one eye, survived multiple gunshot wounds, had only one regret (that there were no wars to fight under his presidency), and was the first U.S. president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. Faced with the choice, George Washington actually preferred the sound of bullets whizzing by his head in battle over the sound of silence. And now these men'these hallowed leaders of the free world'want to kick your ass. Plenty of historians can tell you which president had the most effective economic strategies, and which president helped shape our current political parties, but can any of them tell you what to do if you encounter Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing fight' This book will teach you how to be better, stronger, faster, and more deadly than the most powerful (and craziest) men in history. You're welcome.

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Mar 25, 2017

Provides great information while still being an easy read and hilarious for the reader

CMLibrary_sfetzer May 17, 2016

Take a walk through American history with Daniel O’Brien. As you stroll, he’ll point out interesting facts and bits of trivia about each man who has served in our country’s highest office. He will also tell you how to fight them because you never know when Andrew Jackson might attack you in an alley or on the way to the grocery store. An interesting history book that would be palatable to even the most hesitant history student, the combination of Daniel O’Brien’s writing and Winston Rowntree’s illustrations will have you laughing the entire time. This book is great for history enthusiasts, those with fears of zombie presidents or accidental time traveling, and anyone looking for a bit of humor to brighten their day.

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