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Gimson's Presidents

Brief Lives from Washington to Trump

Andrew Gimson

(author)

,

Martin Rowson

(illustrator)

Hardback
A spirited and entertaining aide-memoire offering 44 short, fascinating accounts of each president bringing the United States' political history to life as never before. Who can name the eight presidents before Lincoln, or the eight presidents after him?
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"a tribute to our better natures"

The Guardian

Gimson's Presidents: Brief Lives from Washington to Trump A01 By (author) N Andrew Gimson A12 Illustrated by N Martin Rowson 222 144 31 425 BB Hardback 320 Square Peg Vintage Publishing London United Kingdom BGH Biography: historical, political & military BK Collected biographies JPHL Political leaders & leadership 1KBB USA 1.3 DNBH DNBZ JPHL Biography: historical, political & military Collected biographies Political leaders & leadership 1KBB United States of America, USA 'Crisp and witty' Charles Moore, Spectator 'A brilliant survey of the occupants of the Oval Office' Daniel Johnson, Article 'Witty and succinct with splendid caricatures' Tibor Fischer, Critic A spirited and entertaining aide-memoire offering 44 short, fascinating accounts of each president bringing the United States' political history to life as never before. Who can name the eight presidents before Lincoln, or the eight presidents after him? Historians tend to shed light on just a handful of leaders: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and perhaps half a dozen others within living memory, leaving at least 30 holders of office if not in total darkness, then at least in deep shadow. Helping to bring these forgotten figures into the light, Andrew Gimson's illuminating accounts are accompanied by sketches from Guardian sartirical cartoonist, Martin Rowson, making this the perfect gift for all lovers of history - the experienced and the novice, the serious and the silly. The Sunday Times bestselling Gimson's Prime Ministers and Gimson's Kings & Queens are also available. Andrew Gimson's hugely enjoyable collection of biographies of the 44 US Presidents (not 45, I have learned) is rendered all the more fun, as his books ever are, by Martin Rowson's cartoons. * Tom Holland * Terrific -- John Rentoul Brilliant -- Matt Chorley Witty and succinct with splendid caricatures * Tibor Fischer * This is history at its liveliest and most enjoyable. Most presidential biographies are abominably long-winded and reverential. With miniaturist wit and precision, Gimson manages to compress all the salient facts about each president into five or six pages, while offering beautifully crafted insights into their characters and temperaments ... There is something fascinating or funny on every page -- Craig Brown * Mail on Sunday * Andrew Gimson (Author) Andrew Gimson is the author of Boris: The Rise of Boris Johnson, published by Simon & Schuster in 2006 and described as 'brilliant', 'scintillating' and 'an effervescent delight'. He writes for a wide range of newspapers and magazines, and is a contributing editor to ConservativeHome.com. He lives in London. Martin Rowson (Illustrator) Martin Rowson is an award-winning political cartoonist whose work appears regularly in the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Mirror, the Scotsman, Tribune, Index on Censorship and Granta. His previous publications include comic-book adaptations of The Waste Land and Tristram Shandy, as well as Gimson's Kings & Queens by Andrew Gimson. His first novel, Snatches, was published by Cape in 2006. 05032020 02 RRP including tax GB GBP 10.99 0.00 10.99 This price includes a tax element GB 20 Available 05032020 16 BERT GARD Y

'Crisp and witty' Charles Moore, Spectator

'A brilliant survey of the occupants of the Oval Office' Daniel Johnson, Article

'Witty and succinct with splendid caricatures' Tibor Fischer, Critic



A spirited and entertaining aide-memoire offering 44 short, fascinating accounts of each president bringing the United States' political history to life as never before.

Who can name the eight presidents before Lincoln, or the eight presidents after him? Historians tend to shed light on just a handful of leaders: Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and perhaps half a dozen others within living memory, leaving at least 30 holders of office if not in total darkness, then at least in deep shadow.

Helping to bring these forgotten figures into the light, Andrew Gimson's illuminating accounts are accompanied by sketches from Guardian sartirical cartoonist, Martin Rowson, making this the perfect gift for all lovers of history - the experienced and the novice, the serious and the silly.

The Sunday Times bestselling Gimson's Prime Ministers and Gimson's Kings & Queens are also available.

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Book publisherVintage Publishing
Publication date5 Mar 2020
FormatHardback
Pages320
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