The World Around Us #21 - The Illustrated Story of American Presidents
(May 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-03-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

Issue Notes

Publication corresponds to the U.S. Presidential election of 1960. Interior art credits submitted by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker. On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

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Pencils
Larry Myers (painting)
Inks
Larry Myers (painting)
Colors
Larry Myers (painting)

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Family of four viewing Presidential images on Mount Rushmore; American flag at right.
Keywords
educational; fact; flag; history; Mount Rushmore; President; South Dakota; United States

Indexer Notes

Myers credit per Dan Malan from his book The Complete Classics Illustrated.

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American Presidents (Table of Contents: 2)

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George Evans
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Reed Crandall
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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
George Washington; Andrew Jackson; Abraham Lincoln; Theodore Roosevelt; Woodrow Wilson
Synopsis
Montage of Presidents, with introductory text on the Presidency.
Keywords
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

The Founding Fathers (Table of Contents: 3)

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George Evans
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Reed Crandall
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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
George Washington; Alexander Hamilton; Benjamin Franklin
Synopsis
Washington chairs the Constitutional Convention as it debates and defines the office of the Presidency.
Keywords
Constitution; educational; election; fact; history; Pennsylvania; Philadelphia; President; United States

First in Peace (Table of Contents: 4)

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Norman Nodel
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
George Washington; Alexander Hamilton; Thomas Jefferson
Synopsis
Washington's early life and Presidency, including debates between Jefferson and Hamilton over the nature of American society and government.
Keywords
educational; election; fact; history; Mount Vernon; President; surveyor; United States; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Title taken from Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee's eulogy of Washington: "first in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen."

Mansion in the Mud (Table of Contents: 5)

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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
John Adams; Abigail Adams
Synopsis
Career of John Adams
Keywords
educational; election; fact; Fourth of July; history; Independence Day; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

portrait; illustrated border; benday

Is This the Fourth? (Table of Contents: 6)

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John Tartaglione
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John Tartaglione
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Thomas Jefferson; Martha Wayles Jefferson; James Monroe
Synopsis
Jefferson's career, Presidency, and retirement
Keywords
educational; election; fact; history; Lewis and Clark; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Title taken from Jefferson's last words.

Madison and Monroe (Table of Contents: 7)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
James Madison; James Monroe
Synopsis
Careers of Madison and Monroe
Keywords
educational; election; fact; Fourth of July; history; Independence Day; President; United States; War of 1812; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

portraits; spot illustrations

Old Man Eloquent (Table of Contents: 8)

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Gerald McCann
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Gerald McCann
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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John Quincy Adams; John Adams
Synopsis
John Quincy Adams risks his life against the British as a boy, serves in Congress and the White House without pandering to public opinion, and angers many by opposing slavery in Congress.
Keywords
American War of Independence; educational; election; fact; history; President; Revolutionary War; slavery; United States; Washington D.C.

Old Hickory (Table of Contents: 9)

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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Andrew Jackson; Rachel Jackson; John C. Calhoun
Synopsis
Andrew Jackson fights the British, defies captors, conducts duels, and defends the Union against nullification.
Keywords
American War of Independence; duel; educational; election; fact; history; P.O.W.; President; prisoner of war; Revolutionary War; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Before the Great War (Table of Contents: 10)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Martin Van Buren; William Henry Harrison; John Tyler; James Knox Polk; Zachary Taylor; Millard Fillmore; Franklin Pierce; James Buchanan
Synopsis
Brief introductions to eight Presidents.
Keywords
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Portraits

The Nation's Wounds (Table of Contents: 11)

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Normal Nodel
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; William Herndon; Stephen A. Douglas
Synopsis
Lincoln is a successful lawyer and indulgent father who fights politically against the spread of slavery. Elected President, he guides the nation to emancipation and victory, only to be killed by an assassin.
Keywords
Civil War; educational; election; fact; history; Illinois; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Title taken from one of the national goals as expressed in Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address: "to bind up the nation's wounds."

From Johnson to McKinley (Table of Contents: 12)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Andrew Johnson; Ulysses Simpson Grant; Rutherford Birchard Hayes; James Abram Garfield; Chester Alan Arthur; Grover Cleveland; Benjamin Harrison; William McKinley
Synopsis
Introductions to eight Presidents.
Keywords
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

Indexer Notes

Portraits and spot art

The Rough Rider (Table of Contents: 13)

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Pencils
Gerald McCann
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Gerald McCann
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Theodore Roosevelt; Kermit Roosevelt
Synopsis
Theodore Roosevelt overcomes youthful sickliness to make a rapid and energetic rise through public service, becoming the youngest President ever. He fights for a Square Deal for all Americans, and remains energetic in retirement.
Keywords
assassin; educational; election; fact; history; President; Spanish-American War; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

From Boom to Bust (Table of Contents: 14)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
William Howard Taft; Woodrow Wilson; Warren Gamaliel Harding; Calvin Coolidge; Herbert Clark Hoover
Synopsis
Introductions to five Presidents.
Keywords
educational; election; fact; Great Depression; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House; World War I

Indexer Notes

Portraits and spot art

The Nation Asks for Action (Table of Contents: 15)

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Ernie Hart ?
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Franklin D. Roosevelt; Eleanor Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt; Al Smith
Synopsis
Franklin D. Roosevelt rises in politics but is stymied by polio. He fights back and wins the Presidency, leading his nation through Depression and war only to die at the point of victory.
Keywords
educational; election; fact; Great Depression; history; Hyde Park; infantile paralysis; polio; President; United States; Warm Springs; Washington D.C.; White House; World War II

Indexer Notes

Wash-toned art.

The Atomic Age (Table of Contents: 16)

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Gerald McCann
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Gerald McCann
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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Harry S. Truman; Dwight D. Eisenhower
Synopsis
Introduction to two Presidents
Keywords
atomic bomb; Cold War; educational; election; fact; history; President; United Nations; United States; Washington D.C.; White House; World War II

Indexer Notes

Portraits and spot art

Electing the President (Table of Contents: 17)

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Ernie Hart ?
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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Historical process of selectin a Presidential nominee and running for office.
Keywords
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon-style artwork

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We hope you enjoyed this issue.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
suggested reading
Keywords
educational; election; fact; history; President; United States; Washington D.C.; White House

The Asphalt Trap (Table of Contents: 19)

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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Prehistoric animals are trapped in the La Brea Tar Pits
Keywords
California; Los Angeles; paleontology

March Across the Alps (Table of Contents: 20)

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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Hannibal
Synopsis
Hannibal leads his forces across the Alps to attack Rome.
Keywords
Alps; Carthage; elephant; Punic War; Rome

Buried City (Table of Contents: 21)

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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Heinrich Schliemann
Synopsis
The death and rediscovery of Mycenae

Indexer Notes

archaeology; archeology; Bronze Age; educational; fact; Greece

The Unlucky Submarine (Table of Contents: 22)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Confederate submarine C.S.S. Hunley sinks the U.S.S. Housatonic, but is lost with all hands in the process.
Keywords
Charleston; Civil War; educational; fact; South Carolina; submarine

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"]
  3. 2. American Presidents
  4. 3. The Founding Fathers
  5. 4. First in Peace
  6. 5. Mansion in the Mud
  7. 6. Is This the Fourth?
  8. 7. Madison and Monroe
  9. 8. Old Man Eloquent
  10. 9. Old Hickory
  11. 10. Before the Great War
  12. 11. The Nation's Wounds
  13. 12. From Johnson to McKinley
  14. 13. The Rough Rider
  15. 14. From Boom to Bust
  16. 15. The Nation Asks for Action
  17. 16. The Atomic Age
  18. 17. Electing the President
  19. 18. ["We hope you enjoyed this issue."]
  20. 19. The Asphalt Trap
  21. 20. March Across the Alps
  22. 21. Buried City
  23. 22. The Unlucky Submarine
  24. 23. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  25. 24. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
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