A thorough, illustrated biography discussing the childhood, career, family, and election of [TC], forty-sixth president of the United States. Includes a table of contents, time line, phonetic glossary, sources for further research, an index, and detailed captions and sidebars to aid in comprehension. The United States Presidents series chronicles the lives of our nation's leaders, including some of the most famous figures in American history. Each book tells the fascinating story of a single president, from childhood and early life to the presidency and beyond. Additional sections explain the branches of government, the Electoral College, the White House, and the various presidential perks. Exploring the lives and times of our presidents gives readers an inside look at the personalities, key developments, and important events that have shaped our nation's history.