Almost everyone is aware of the strange, if sometimes questionable, parallels between Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. But the fact is that every American president has one or more astonishing connection with other presidents.
In Presidential Parallels: What Our Presidents Had in Common, and Didn't! by Wayne Samuel Kurzeja with Paul Weisser, published by Anabal Press, it is clear that the American presidency is literally bursting with weird facts, unusual anecdotes and uncanny coincidences . In addition, the book contains many deceptive quizzes, to which the reader will be certain he or she knows the answer, but will almost invariably be wrong! Here are a few examples:
1. Born in Virginia, this president first served as a state governor for three years. Although his first name was Thomas, the answer is not Jefferson!
2. This president's birth certificate was in question, and some skeptics believed that he was not born in the United States. The answer is not Barack Obama!