U.S. GOVERNMENT & STATES History American Presidents, Fourth Edition “While students can find facts about the presidents and primary documents through numerous subscription databases and online sites, the depth and breadth of coverage in American Presidents will give researchers a strong advantage.” —School Library Journal In the 227 years since its inception, the U.S. presidency has survived controversy, scandal, resignation, civil war, and assassination. Every individual who has assumed the title of president has left a mark, for good or ill, on American history. This fourth edition of American Presidents examines the strengths and weaknesses, the successes and failures of each chief executive, from George Washington to Barack Obama. This two-volume edition presents 44 essays, each ranging from 5,000 to 7,000 words in length, on the life and politics of the U.S. presidents, all arranged chronologically by administration. Each essay begins with ready reference information, including name, administration number, years served, birth and death dates, political party, vice president, and cabinet members by department. A comprehensive portrait of each president is then presented, from birth to political rise to election, term(s) in office, defeat or retirement, and death. Every in-depth essay ends with an annotated bibliography. All entries also include boxed sidebars on first ladies and vice presidents, as well as historic primary documents—such as the Declaration of Independence, the Monroe Doctrine, and Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation—and excerpts from famous presidential speeches. Additionally, over 250 photos, a detailed timeline, a reprint of the U.S. Constitution, official election results, and more appendices are included to round out this informative reference work. December 2015 | Two Volumes; 800 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-940-9 | Library Price: $195 American First Ladies, Third Edition “American First Ladies is enlightening and highly readable. The revised edition is recommended for college, high-school, and public libraries.” —Booklist This third edition of American First Ladies is a testament to the increasingly visible role that first ladies have played in U.S. government, as well as the expanding interest in women’s achievements from the birth of the country to the present time. A companion to American Presidents, Fourth Edition, this volume contains 45 comprehensive essays on the first ladies, from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama. The biographical chapters included in this work are divided into various sections: “Early Life” deals with family and educational background; “Marriage and Family” discusses each first lady’s relationship with the president; “Presidency and First Ladyship” covers the first lady’s years in the White House; and “Legacy” provides additional insights into those activities and accomplishments for which the first lady became known. Additionally, each biographical chapter features two sidebars—one on the president and an anecdote about the first lady—as well as detailed photos and portraits. American First Ladies also contains a number of valuable research tools, including a thorough introductory essay from the editors, a chronological list that summarizes vital information on each first lady from 1789 to 2015, a chronological list of presidents, a bibliography, a subject index, and appendixes of libraries, museums, historic places, and websites for further research. December 2015 | One Volume; 500 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-942-3 | Library Price: $165 The 50 States, Third Edition “This edition is an easy recommendation; students from upper middle school through college as well as public library patrons will be very well served by it… even for smaller budgets, it’s a steal.” —Library Journal This volume is designed to serve the needs of those seeking basic information on individual states. A wide range of statistical tables are provided for each state: Demographics, Vital Statistics, Economy, Land Use, Finance, Politics, Health Care, Housing, Education, Transportation, and Crime. Each state chapter includes the state flag, the state seal, photos of places of interest, maps, a brief state history, state timeline, and notes for further study. New to this edition are Rankings, where users can find out which states are the happiest, have the best and worst living standards, have the best and worst job growth and so much more. Following the state chapters is a new section that shows how each state ranks nationally in many different categories. Plus, this edition includes access to sortable comparative ranking tables online that allow users to sort and rank states by hundreds of different criteria, all free with your print purchase. An amazing collection of interesting and useful state data. October 2013 | Two Volumes; 1,200 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-208-0 | Library Price: $225 BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! BEST SELLER! FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE Fourth Edition Third Edition Third Edition eBooks are also available - visit www.salempress.com for more information (800) 221-1592 www.salempress.com GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! U.S. GOVERNMENT & STATES HISTORY 86