What Does the President Look Like?
This book is filled with facts and truly interesting content about major presidents and their time periods. Presidential interactions with the media of their day and the role that technology played in history (especially the Nixon/Kennedy debate) are particularly relevant. Cook also addresses unusual media like silent films, stereographs and the Internet, going beyond the expected paintings and photographs.
Illustrated in muted neutral tones, the book reflects a historical dignity, if not child-friendly appeal. Sadly, the illustrators renditions of the presidents bear little to no resemblance to the actual men who served in office.
Includes a visual chart of all the presidents, a list of resources and a list of presidential libraries and museums.
A unique treatment of presidential and art history.