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American Presidents - A Curious Look at a Unique Cohort A history of America’s birth and evolution through its Presidents

Author Name: V.S. Dharmakumar | Format: Paperback | Genre : History & Politics | Other Details

Believe it or not, an American president was arrested for running over a woman with his horse. He was not the only one to be arrested (two more were). George Washington preferred fox hunting with his dogs than going to church. Young Abraham Lincoln fell into a deep ditch and was saved by his dog. And after he was assassinated, his dog `Fido’ also was assassinated. Who was the President who worked as a bartender? And the one who once officially served as an executioner?

The President of the United States is considered one of the world's most powerful people, leading the world’s only current superpower. His role includes being the commander-in-chief of the world's most expensive military with the largest nuclear arsenal with the nuclear button on his desk.

This book is the result of over a decade of research and writing. It is a comprehensive compendium - a single-volume book, about the 44 men the entire world looked upon as the most powerful men in the world. 44 men who formed the 45 presidencies of the United States of America through 58 quadrennial presidential elections in the 230 years from 1789.

This book covers the presidency of the successful liquor distributor and owner of a distillery George Washington, to the presidency of Donald Trump, the oldest, wealthiest man without any prior military or government service experience to ever assume the presidency.

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V.S. Dharmakumar

V.S. Dharmakumar is a retired mid-level central government employee. A post-graduate in public administration, he has worked in the personal staffs of Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi during the latter part of the State of Emergency (1966-67) and Morarji (1977-79).

He has also worked as OSD to former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

During his stint with three ministers in the Ministry of External Affairs, he has travelled to over 50 countries.

He was also a lesser-known columnist at the Indian Express, writing regularly and expressing opinions or commentary during the late 2000s. During that period, he wrote many articles for the Tribune, Chandigarh and some other newspapers in India.