Barack Obamaâ€™s historic presidential election and his triumphant 2012 reelection are the backdrop to this dramatic view of our nationâ€™s chief executives. From George Washington to Obama, our presidents have shaped our country and our world. In this richly illustrated volume, youâ€™ll learn about all of the men who have held Americaâ€™s highest office - their politics and personalities, their ambitions and achievements. Join distinguished authors Q. David Bowers and Dave Lifton on a term-by-term tour of these American legends, enriched by exciting descriptions of the changing nation to put each chief executive into historical and cultural context. Youâ€™ll come to know our nationâ€™s greatest men as never before! Â Illustrated coverage of Barack Obamaâ€™s childhood, early life and career; his historic 2008 election; his groundbreaking first presidential term; his 2012 campaign and reelection; and life and family in the Obama White House. Each American president portrayed in words and pictures. Family and biographical background for each president, including First Ladies and children. Photographs of rare campaign memorabilia, vintage political cartoons, and other surprising historical items. â€śThe American Sceneâ€ť a lively tour of American cultural history during each presidentâ€™s term. Notable saying from each president - stirring speeches, memorable quips, and powerful insights.