The Bible and the Presidency

 This is the first of a six-part story about the First Presidential Inauguration

 Presidential Passages The Use of the Bible in Presidential Inaugurations by Ken Kettlewell
The Constitution prescri bes the wording of the Presidential oath of office, and that's about it. There is nno directive that a Bible should be used to take the oath. However, our first prez started the tradition of placing his hand on a Bible to sweat the oath. After years of research, Ken Kettlewell has written a beief synopsis of what Bible each president used, to what passage was it oopened, and why did that President choose that passage.
5½" x 8½" 103 pages, photos, paperbound
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 This story has been reproduced in this book
 Big Apple Almanac Vol.2
by Patrick M. Reynolds
Over a hundred stories including: the deadly blizzard of 1888, the parade of the pooper-scoopers, General Washington blows his top at the Battle of Kip's Bay, the first presidential inauguration, the invention of the movies, the lives of Currier & Ives, and more!
11¾" x 7" 109 pages, fully illustrated index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-24-3
#A2 Big Apple 2 $14.95

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  A Cartoon of the District of Columbia Flashbacks Volume One Patrick M. Reynolds brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city. This book covers the early history of DC from 1776 to 1863. You'll be surprised at how many cities served as the U.S. capital; you'll be amazed that the city was built--despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $25.00
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-33-2
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Previous weeks' stories and references:
Animals....Children...Constitution-How & Why we got it...Civil War... Autocamping...American Presidency...Auto Racing...Baseball History...Bubble Houses...Chinese...Combat Artists...The CCCs...The Ghost Army of WWII... Artists in War The Limb Maker...Duke Ellington...Ferries Across the Chessie .. HOLIDAYS...The Italian Crisis...
Ninian Beall Sequence.....UFOs Over Washington... Culpeper of Virginia...The Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918...Indians of the Eastern Shore of MD & VA...Black History... Pirates on the Chesapeake...Chesapeake Beach...Quiltmaking...Chesapeake Bay Stories...Ghost stories... Maryland History...Rock & Roll History...Hoover Airport...Slavery...Swampoodle...Sports...Origins of Words & Phrases...Inventions...Railroads...Virginia History...Washington, DC History...Nazi Saboteurs

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