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Forty-Four American Boys

Short Histories of Presidential Childhoods

William Walsh


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From Washington to Trump, these are the stories of each president's childhood--told through fragments and quotes appropriated from more than 300 children's books, pop history books and scholarly biographies. Together, it's also the story of boyhood in America, a series of portraits that illustrate how growing-up has changed and the hurdles have shifted. From farm boys to aristocrats, these are America's origin stories, the legends of our leaders--a compendium of folklore and facts about the roots of American power.

Outpost19, 9781944853259, 220pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2017

About the Author

William Walsh is the author of Ampersand, Mass.; Pathologies; Questionstruck; and Without Wax: A Documentary Novel. His stories and texts have appeared in Annalemma, Artifice, Caketrain, Quick Fiction, Rosebud, New York Tyrant, Lit, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Juked, The &Now Anthology: Best of Innovative Writing, and Dzanc Best of the Web 2010. He currently lives in Boston, Massachusetts.