Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Games Presidents Play--#25 finished

This book has a lot of information about each President of the US as far as what they did to exercise or what sports they enjoyed.  It started with George Washington and went all the way through George W Bush.  Lots of good info and stuff that I didn't know, not that I am any kind of Presidential historian or anything close to that.  I knew some of Teddy Roosevelt but had no idea that he was as big an outdoorsman and sportsman as he was.  The rock/mountain climbing, the crazy hikes, hunting trips, swimming--how he did all of this to the extreme is really impressive.  A President today could not even attempt to do these things just for the fact of how TR put his safety in jeopardy many times.  A very interesting read and I am glad that I have read it.

I have posted it on PBS, it is the only copy on system now but no WL so no idea how long it will be around.  I am still reading The Secret Speech and Up the Nile and started a more kids like book Boy2Girl.  Not sure if I will start a 4th tonight or not.  Well actually there is a 4th out there but not sure I will continue it, might give it another day or so to see how I feel.

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