Monday, February 14, 2011

So You Want to Be President?

Even if you don't, you should check out the book by Judith St. George in honor of President's Day. It's filled with lots of curiosities and presidential eccentricities. Another great book is George Washington, Spymaster by Thomas B. Allen. It's a fascinating read that explains all about the spying techniques of the Revolutionary War. (Word of warning--beware of women sitting on rock outcrops who are knitting!) Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson tells the true story in tall tale form of the day young Lincoln's life was saved by his best friend, Benjamin Austin Gollaher. "And without Abe Lincoln, where would we be?"