The President's Desk: An Alt-History of the United States


It all started with a desk made from the hull of a British ship, the HMS Resolute, a gift from Queen Victoria. The President’s desk, sitting in the Oval Office of the White House, has certainly seen some action from the Presidents who have sat behind it and made the decisions that have affected the history of the world. In this highly entertaining romp through American history, Shaun Micallef takes us inside the Oval Office to observe each President at work at the desk. Capturing their widely varying personalities and traits we see the evolution of the most powerful country in the world from the men who have sat at the desk. Certainly this is an alternative history of the US with an outrageous, adsurdist read more

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ISBN:

9781742707877

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

288

Dimensions:

24cm x 16cm

Weight:

720g

RRP:

$35.00

Category:

Pop Culture

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 October 2014

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Shaun Micallef

Shaun Micallef is an Australian comedian, writer, actor, producer, author and bon vivant. After several years of practising law, Micallef threw it all away for a life in comedy and television. Since ’94 he has graced Aussie TV screens in shows such as Full Frontal to Sea Change, to his own gig on Micallef Tonight, Thank God You’re Here and Talkin’ Bout Your Generation –to name but a few. He has authored two books: