Main Achievements of American Presidents

Pulitzer Prize Winning Books' Excerpts

By Heinz-Dietrich Fischer

After George Washington was inaugurated in 1789 in New York, he visited Columbia University - the college where, close to 130 years later, the Pulitzer Prizes were established. In this book, one of Washington's biographers, Douglas S. Freeman, who earned the Pulitzer Prize, describes this remarkable event. The book also contains Pulitzer Prize-winning excerpts regarding 14 other US presidents who initiated special projects or had to manage difficult situations during their time in office. Selections from other Pulitzer Prize-winning books show how Abraham Lincoln abolished slavery, how Woodrow Wilson developed his concept of the League of Nations, how Franklin D. Roosevelt had to face the tragedy of Pearl Harbor, and how John F. Kennedy handled the Berlin crisis. (Series: Pulitzer Prize Panorama - Vol. 7)

200 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783643903624