Marilyn U. reviews Presidential Diversions: Presidents at Play: From George Washington to George W. Bush by Paul F. Boller, Harcourt, 2007.
As to be expected, the presidents of the United States have the weight of the nation on their shoulders during their tenures. While they are the Presidents they are always on call as well as guarded by the Secret Service. But what do these people do to relax or have fun while they have any free time while in office or out of the eyes of the public or the limelight of the press? Presidential Diversions: Presidents at Play: From George Washington to George W. Bush by Paul F. Boller, Jr. explores the president’s relaxing moments while in office. Boller has a humorous approach when expounding upon how each one of our presidents relaxed and cut loose while serving as our nation’s Commander in Chief.
I chuckled a lot while reading this. Boller has a style that is easy to read, and his book revealed the character, likes, dislikes, and the times of the Presidents. The Presidents are done chronological order and, as a result, readers are shown the growth of a nation from infancy to now.