Author Nero James Pruitt Explores American history

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New book details compilation of stories, facts about ‘The Forty-Three Presidents’

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Harry Truman once stated, “The presidents made the highlights of American history, and when you tell about them, you’ve got it.” Americans can learn a tremendous amount about the world in which they live by studying the 43 presidents, including what they said to and about each other. Author Nero James Pruitt tackles the task, explaining why they should care.

In “The Forty-Three Presidents” (published by iUniverse), he shares fascinating facts and stories about the remarkable men who headed the office of one of the most powerful nations on earth. The 43 presidents have interacted both with their contemporaries and also across time. The author has looked at what they said to and about each other and how they handled similar issues and events in order to examine vital national themes such as race, the Constitution, religion, national unity and more. From George Washington to Barack Obama, this book aims to impart a deeper appreciation of what makes the United States so special by studying the fascinating connections between all 43 of them.

An excerpt from the book:
In the 1960 campaign, John F. Kennedy quoted two of America’s greatest presidents:

  • “Franklin Roosevelt said in 1936 that that generation of Americans had a rendezvous with destiny. I believe in 1960 and sixty-one and two and three we have a rendezvous with destiny.” (Ronald Reagan later also quoted FDR’s “rendezvous with destiny.”)
  • “In the election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln said the question was whether this nation could exist half-slave or half-free. In the election of 1960, and with the world around us, the question is whether the world will exist half-slave or half-free …”

Unpretentious and easy-to-read, “The Forty-Three Presidents” celebrates a unique institution, the American presidency and may foster unity.

“The Forty-Three Presidents”
By Nero James Pruitt
Softcover | 6x9in | 394 pages | ISBN 9781491763094
E-Book | 394 pages | ISBN 9781491763100
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Nero James Pruitt lives in Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and Michigan State University. He works in the field on labor relations and has published articles on labor history and diversity. He has also written “Good News For Moderns” which is out this year by iUniverse.

iUniverse, an Author Solutions, LLC, self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider. iUniverse has a strategic alliance with Indigo Books & Music, Inc. in Canada, and titles accepted into the iUniverse Rising Star program are featured in a special collection on iUniverse recognizes excellence in book publishing through the Star, Reader’s Choice, Rising Star and Editor’s Choice designations—self-publishing’s only such awards program. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, iUniverse also operates offices in Indianapolis. For more information or to publish a book, please visit or call 1-800-AUTHORS. For the latest, follow @iuniversebooks on Twitter.

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