Author William P. Hild Publishes “He Was a President, Wasn’t He?” to Fascinate, Entertain and Educate Americans on the Quiet Lives of Eleven U.S. Presidents

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America’s Lesser-Known Presidents Featured in Amusing New History Book

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If William P. Hild came up to people on the street and said “Zachary Taylor,” and their response is, “He was a president, wasn’t he?” they either know American history quite well or they have heard of Hild’s newly published book. He Was a President, Wasn’t He? is the story of eleven of America’s lesser-known presidents like Zachary Taylor. Written in a new, refreshing style, it is sure to make readers laugh and learn in equal parts about these eleven presidents.

Hild loves to shares his fascination for the lesser-known presidents. He piques his readers’ interest with controversial and intriguing questions. These include how John Tyler became president and why that was controversial and set a precedent that carries on to this day; why the Washington Naval Treaty was important during the presidency of Warren Harding; how if Zachary Taylor had not died only 15 months into his term which could have dramatically changed the America people live in today.

Aside from intriguing, the book is also quite unique. Each chapter opens with a picture of the featured president with a “Skinny” section, where little tidbits of information such as birth and death dates, political party are listed. A couple of chapters feature two presidents together because their stories are so intertwined and their stories are best told in context with each other. It is also not written in the traditional narrative that most books are, but in Hild’s own amusing conversational style that will surely engage readers from beginning to end.

In He Was a President, Wasn’t He? readers will enjoy stories of those lesser-known presidents like Taylor, Adams, Tyler, Arthur and Harding. It will keep them giggling and engrossed as this is not their fathers’ typical history book. Nothing beats learning history while treating one’s self to a hearty laugh.

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About the Author
William P. Hild was born in Minnesota in 1966 and grew up in South Dakota where he still lives today. Always fascinated by American history, William used that knowledge in his eighteen years as a radio broadcaster to engage in on-air discussions with everyone from authors to politicians about a wide range of subjects. After leaving radio, William continues to deepen his knowledge of American history, with a special emphasis on United States Presidents, The American Civil War, and 20th century American Naval history.

He Was A President, Wasn’t He? * by William P. Hild
Smart-Alec Lectures I Never Gave On American Presidents
Publication Date: October 31, 2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 116 pages; 978-1-4797-3752-9
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 116 pages; 978-1-4797-3753-6
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-3754-3

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