A look into American history and the fathering styles of presidents, from critically acclaimed biographer Joshua Kendall.
Every president has had some experience as a parent. Of the forty-three men who have served in the nation’s highest office, thirty-eight have fathered biological children and the other five adopted children. Each president’s parenting style reveals much about his beliefs as well as his psychological make-up. James Garfield enjoyed jumping on the bed with his kids. FDR’s children, on the other hand, had to make appointments to talk to him.
In a lively narrative, based on research in archives around the country, Kendall shows presidential character in action. Listeners will learn which type of parent might be best suited to leading the American people and finally, how the fathering experiences of our presidents have forever changed the course of American history. Download and start listening now!