Little Book of US Presidents

I know that one of my readers is keen to read the review for Little Book of US Presidents*, mainly because she mentioned it to me, even before I received it from Welbeck Publishing. So, I was very curious about the book. After a very busy weekend, I opened the book, filled a glass with wine, and relaxed for quite a while, reading from it. I finished the book in one sitting. It was so interesting, as it contains quotes from the 1st to the 45th president. It was interesting to stop and think of a specific quote and putting it into context.

Little Book of US Presidents

There are six chapters in the book, ranging from “what you can do for your country” to “big stick diplomacy”. I wanted to share a couple of quotes I’ve enjoyed, but I got 10 by the end of the book. So I had to read them again and share only 5, and here are these 5:

“It is by a thorough knowledge of the whole subject that our fellow-citizens are enabled to judge correctly of the past and to give a proper direction to the future.” – James Monroe – Second Inaugural Address, March 5, 1821

(part of the quote from the book) “Every difference of opinion, is not a difference of principle.” – Thomas Jefferson – First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1801

“There is a power in public opinion in this country – and I thank God for it: for it is the most honest and best of all powers – which will not tolerate an incompetent or unworthy man to hold in his weak or wicked hands the lives and fortunes of his fellow-citizens.” – Martin van Burren – Senate Speech on the Judiciary, April 7, 1826

“They know that a government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” – Gerald Ford – Address to a Joint Session of the Congress, August 12, 1974

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with conflict by peaceful means.” – Ronald Reagan – Commencement Address, Eureka College, May 9, 1982

There are 170 quotes in total, so make sure you get the book if you want to read all of them. It is a fab little book.

Little Book of US Presidents

Details about the picture: –
My rating: 5/5 Stars
Would I recommend it: yes
Published by: Welbeck Publishing Group
Year it was published: 2020
Format: Hardcover
Genre(s): History
Pages: 192

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*I received a copy of Little Book of US Presidents for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.



2 thoughts on “Little Book of US Presidents”

  • Well I definitely want to get this one. (and I might have to read it myself before giving it away!) I think my favorite of the quotes you shared is the one from Gerald Ford.

    Actually, this now makes three you’ve reviewed that I want. Maybe four….
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    • These are really good, aren’t they? I liked all of them too and there are plenty more in the series.

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