Forty-Four American Boys: Short Histories of Presidential Childhoods

William Walsh


Forty-Four American Boys: Short Histories of Presidential Childhoods

Forty-Four American Boys: Short Histories of Presidential Childhoods

  • Title: Forty-Four American Boys: Short Histories of Presidential Childhoods
  • Author: William Walsh
  • ISBN: 9781944853259
  • Page: 120
  • Format: Paperback



From Washington to Trump, these are the stories of each president s childhood told through fragments and quotes appropriated from than 300 children s books, pop history books and scholarly biographies Together, it s also the story of boyhood in America, a series of portraits that illustrate how growing up has changed and the hurdles have shifted From farm boys to arFrom Washington to Trump, these are the stories of each president s childhood told through fragments and quotes appropriated from than 300 children s books, pop history books and scholarly biographies Together, it s also the story of boyhood in America, a series of portraits that illustrate how growing up has changed and the hurdles have shifted From farm boys to aristocrats, these are America s origin stories, the legends of our leaders a compendium of folklore and facts about the roots of American power.


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Engagingly appropriating fragments from biographies, children’s books, and popular and scholarly books, William Walsh’s Forty-Four American Boys: Short Histories of Presidential Childhoods draws a portrait of the POTUS as a young child: of forty-four of the most powerful men in history, underscoring how much mythology and hagiography shapes the average American’s understanding of history. Walsh’s use of the pronoun constraint of “he,” “him,” and “his” in place of proper names [...]

an interesting, well written synopsis of the American experience with some interesting take aways on how success can be cultivated in youth, and the various viewpoints that are created and brought to our highest office


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