Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., issued this news release earlier this week.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Britannica Publishes “The American Presidency”
Chief executives from Washington to Obama covered
in full-color volume for K-12 students
CHICAGO, February 16, 2009—Compton’s by Britannica, an imprint of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., has just published The American Presidency, a lavishly illustrated volume with extensive coverage of every president of the United States from George Washington to Barack Obama.
The book, written and designed for students ages 10-17, contains an extensive profile of each president that includes a detailed biography, the president’s signature, the name of his vice president, a profile of the first lady, and a timeline of his life and career.
Other features describe the Cabinet, the White House, how presidents are elected, historical election results, the presidential flag, and the presidential seal and its history. With over 175 images, 43 timelines, and 33 world events maps, the book provides a rich journey through U.S. history.
It also includes an introductory essay on the presidency by Thomas J. Craughwell, a presidential scholar and author of “Stealing Lincoln’s Body.”
“The beginning of a new presidency is a good time to call students’ attention to the institution, its history, and the many different men who have held the office,” said Michael Ross, a senior vice president at Encyclopaedia Britannica. “This up-to-date book does it in a way students will enjoy—with clear writing, vivid pictures, and excellent special features.”
The American Presidency is priced at $29.95. Schools and libraries interested in it or any of Britannica’s products may call 1-800-621-3900 or go to http://info.eb.com.
About Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. is a leader in educational publishing. The company’s encyclopedias and other products can be found in many media, from the Internet to cell phones to books. A pioneer in electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company also still publishes the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, along with educational online services such as Britannica SmartMath and Britannica Online School Edition and new printed products such as Britannica Illustrated Science Library. Britannica’s editorial operation is overseen by some of the world’s most distinguished scholars. The company makes its headquarters in Chicago.
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