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by Peter Hannaford

  • Author: Peter Hannaford
  • ISBN: 1451627149
  • ISBN13: 978-1451627145
  • ePub: 1377 kb | FB2: 1390 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Politics & Government
  • Publisher: Threshold Editions; Original edition (October 30, 2012)
  • Pages: 352
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 862
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Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There ePub download

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Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. Which president asked visiting foreign dignitaries to send him seeds to plant at his family home? Who called his vacation property Sherwood Forest because it was a good place for an outlaw ? Which adventure-loving Commander-in- Chief set up a Summer White House in New York every year? Who liked to cruise aboard the presidential yacht when faced with momentous wartime decisions? Who polled the American people to help him decide where to vacation?

In Presidential Retreats, Peter Hannaford explores the places throughout history where our nation’s leaders have kicked up their feet. The result is an engaging book in which each president gets a chapter summarizing his time in office, complete with anecdotes about his private retreat.

In Presidential Retreats, Peter Hannaford explores the places throughout history where our nation’s leaders have kicked up their feet. with a pleasing format and anecdotes catering to Americans’ taste for history and tradition.

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Peter Hannaford takes readers on a fascinating armchair vacation with each of our leaders, offering unique historical context for the why and the where of their chosen retreats

Peter Hannaford takes readers on a fascinating armchair vacation with each of our leaders, offering unique historical context for the why and the where of their chosen retreats.

Presidential Retreats : Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. presidential vacation spots collected for the first time in one guide that covers everything from Mount Vernon toKennebunkport to Camp David. Where do you go to relax when you re the leader of the free world? Even the president needs to get away from it all sometimes. From George Washington to Barack Obama, each of our presidents has sought solace from the tightly structured daily routines of the White House.

Peter Hannaford takes readers on a fascinating armchair vacation with each of our leaders, offering unique historical context for the why and the where of their chosen retreats. Which president asked visiting foreign dignitaries to send him seeds to plant at his family home? Who called his vacation property Sherwood Forest because it was a good place for an outlaw ? Which adventure-loving Commander-in- Chief set up a Summer White House in New York every year? Who liked to cruise aboard the presidential yacht when faced with momentous wartime decisions?

Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There. a b Hannaford, Peter.

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Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There (2012)

Presidential Retreats: Where the Presidents Went and Why They Went There (2012)

Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode. Hannaford, Peter (2012). p. 161. ISBN 978-1-4516-2715-2.

Every page goes through several hundred of perfecting techniques; in live mode.

A fascinating history of U.S. presidential vacation spots—collected for the first time in one guide that covers everything from Mount Vernon toKennebunkport to Camp David.Where do you go to relax when you’re the leader of the free world? Even the president needs to get away from it all sometimes. From George Washington to Barack Obama, each of our presidents has sought solace from the tightly structured daily routines of the White House. As Ronald Reagan once said of his California ranch, “I do some of my best thinking there.” Peter Hannaford takes readers on a fascinating armchair vacation with each of our leaders, offering unique historical context for the why and the where of their chosen retreats. Which president asked visiting foreign dignitaries to send him seeds to plant at his family home? Who called his vacation property “Sherwood Forest” because it was “a good place for an outlaw”? Which adventure-loving Commander-in- Chief set up a Summer White House in New York every year? Who liked to cruise aboard the presidential yacht when faced with momentous wartime decisions? Who polled the American people to help him decide where to vacation? Presidential Retreats explores a side of the American presidency that we don’t often see—the downtime—as it offers an intriguing glimpse at the evolution of leisure time in this country.
Nafyn
great book
Nikok
Good Book. Information gets a little crowded near the end. Hurried. But all in all, a great gift for a father that likes presdient anything.
Connorise
`Presidential Retreats' has good and bad points. It is an interesting book, but also a disappointing one. It has a map of the US with the retreats marked, most of them being in the eastern half of the country. It covers the presidents from Washington to Obama and has a chapter on Camp David.
The huge disappointment is not in having photographs of most of the buildings. There are 8 pages of black and white photos included; but even then - one shows the bed Washington died in, one has a picture of the statue of Lincoln and his horse that stands in front of his cottage at the Old Soldiers' Home - it doesn't even show the cottage in the background , but the Soldiers' Home, another has Truman getting off of a ship he used to travel on, and another has Reagan signing a bill - not exactly illuminating when one would like to see what these retreats looked like.

The write up on each president really has more on their administration and politics than their retreat. Information on the retreats and address, phone numbers are given of those open to the public and an explanation of those that do not exist anymore. The latest presidents usually have information on their presidential libraries, rather than the retreats.

The text is interesting, but there should have been a focus on the retreats and what happened there, rather than the president's politics. Some retreats were even left out, for example Rapidan, the retreat used by Franklin Roosevelt and Hoover, located in Shenandoah National Park and is one that is open to the public. The subject of the book had great promise, but the result leaves much to be desired.
Manarius
This is a book which is begging to be written but, regrettably, the author did not do so. I kept looking at the cover, wondering if I was missing something, as the title and cover of the book seem to have very little to do with the contents. The cover has small color pictures of fractions of 5 of the former Presidents' private homes but there are no interior pictures or captions to accompany these. In fact, the 8 pages of black and white pictures are, for the most part, not pictures of presidential retreats at all but include a picture of George Washington's bed, a statue of Lincoln, Truman disembarking from his yacht and Reagan signing a tax-cut bill. No pictures of Bush's house in Kennebunkport, the Kennedy's Hammersmith Farm or Hyannis Port or the LBJ Ranch in Texas. In fact, the book reads like a young adult-type summary of each presidency, each chapter being about 10 pages long. Only a page (and in many cases less) is devoted to any retreating. Big disappointment. I don't understand how this book got published.
Nahn
Not a bad book, better if you approach it looking for something light. They make an effort to say something nice about each president. For example, they only mention Taft's weight in a negative fashion once. They work hard to mention his other accomplishments, such as being the only person to serve as both President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. This is also a great book to discuss the Tafts leveraging their time as Japanese diplomats in bringing the cherry trees to their ubiquitous presence in DC. However, the attribution of the Seventh Inning Stretch to the President is unfortunately more likely fancy than fact.
Raelin
If you want to waste your money this is the book to buy, there is little to nothing about Presidential Retreats, this book is nothing more than a rehash of other (better written) books giving you a 2 to 4 page summary of each President. The book might have been just boring and misleading, but when it gets to modern day Presidents it becomes a bad attempt to re-write history. It's clear the author is not able to keep his political views out of the summary's.
In Summary if you really want to read about Presidential Retreats, go find a book that actually covers that topic, this one doesn't.
Gholbithris
I thought this book would be interesting based on its title.

But what is really is is a list of all our presidents, some biographic information, some information on their term as president and then a little information on any retreat they went to. But I have to say, the amount of information on these presidential retreats was minimal. In fact, it is probably less then you would find on wikipedia.
This was a nice recap of the accomplishments, travel and various retreats of each President.

The best part was at the end of each Presidential chapter was the How, Where and When to visit each retreat, former home, museum or library.
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