How To Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against The Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O'brienHow To Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against The Badasses Who Ran This Country by Daniel O'brien

How To Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against The Badasses Who Ran This Country

byDaniel O'brienIllustratorWinston Rowntree

Paperback | March 18, 2014

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Make no mistake: Our founding fathers were more bandanas-and-muscles than powdered-wigs-and-tea.
 
As a prisoner of war, Andrew Jackson walked several miles barefoot across state lines while suffering from smallpox and a serious head wound received when he refused to polish the boots of the soldiers who had taken him captive. He was thirteen years old. A few decades later, he became the first popularly elected president and served the nation, pausing briefly only to beat a would-be assassin with a cane to within an inch of his life. Theodore Roosevelt had asthma, was blind in one eye, survived multiple gunshot wounds, had only one regret (that there were no wars to fight under his presidency), and was the first U.S. president to win the Medal of Honor, which he did after he died. Faced with the choice, George Washington actually preferred the sound of bullets whizzing by his head in battle over the sound of silence.
 
And now these men—these hallowed leaders of the free world—want to kick your ass.
 
Plenty of historians can tell you which president had the most effective economic strategies, and which president helped shape our current political parties, but can any of them tell you what to do if you encounter Chester A. Arthur in a bare-knuckled boxing fight? This book will teach you how to be better, stronger, faster, and more deadly than the most powerful (and craziest) men in history. You’re welcome.
DANIEL O’BRIEN is the head writer and creative director of video for Cracked.com, the coauthor of the New York Times bestseller You Might Be a Zombie and Other Bad News, and senior writer on The De-Textbook.
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Title:How To Fight Presidents: Defending Yourself Against The Badasses Who Ran This CountryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.18 × 0.66 inPublished:March 18, 2014Publisher:Crown/ArchetypeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:038534757X

ISBN - 13:9780385347570

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny, Intriguing and Informative I have zero interest in American presidents, seeing as I'm not American, yet still this book beckoned me to read it. Though I went into it skeptical by the end I wished there was more to read. Daniel O'Brien takes a subject that should be, to anyone outside of the United States, boring and makes it into a funny and intriguing read, tuning reading history fun again, or should I say for most of us, the first time. You'll be learning history without even knowing it. Even if the truly interesting and surprising facts aren’t reason enough for you to open this book, the humor itself should be more then plenty. It’s been a while since a book made me laugh this much.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremly Funny I have zero interest in American presidents, seeing as I'm not American, yet still this book beckoned me to read it. Though I went into it skeptical by the end I wished there was more to read. Daniel O'Brien takes a subject that should be, to anyone outside of the United States, boring and makes it into a funny and intriguing read, tuning reading history fun again, or should I say for most of us, the first time. You'll be learning history without even knowing it. Even if the truly interesting and surprising facts aren’t enough of a reason for you to open this book, the humor itself should be more then plenty. It’s been a while since a book made me laugh this much.
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely hilarious! Tremendously funny book! I now feel moderately equipped to lose slightly less pitifully in any Presidential street-fight than I would have otherwise. I think my chances against John Tyler may be pretty decent.
Date published: 2014-11-01