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Digital Resources For Presidential History: Apps, Ebooks, and Video

Don't wait four score and seven years to pick up some presidential history; there are plenty of digital resources packed with little known facts and fun trivia about America's chief executives.

From Washington to Obama, learn about the secret lives of the United States' greatest leaders, and read their most notable speeches and writings. Spend this Presidents' Day with interactive apps, riveting ebooks, and compelling video documentaries about heads of state past and present.

iPad

  • American Presidents for iPad ($4) — The charming illustrations and animations make this educational app for iPad well worth the money. View biographies of all the presidents, a map of the US's expansion, a detailed presidential timeline, and hundreds of high-res vintage photos.

See more apps for iOS and Android, plus presidential ebooks and video after the break.

iOS Devices

  • United States President Trivia ($1) — Who was the second president to die in office? Take this app's quiz to test your White House knowledge. Try the free version if you're on the fence about putting your presidential knowledge to the test.
  • The White House (free) — Get the latest news, photos, videos, and briefing room memos from our current commander-in-chief.

Android Devices

Ebooks

  • The Presidents Club ($10) — This bestselling political thriller about "the world's most exclusive fraternity" is available for iOS, Kindle, and Nook. Read about presidents' friendships with each other, and how the men are forever affected by their presidency.
  • Words From the White House ($10) — Learn how American presidents have shaped the English lexicon in this book by Paul Dickson for iOS, Kindle, and Nook.

Video

  • The Ultimate Guide to the Presidents ($14) — The series, which premiered this January on The History Channel, offers a fresh perspective on the men in the Oval Office, and breaks down American history into eight thrilling episodes. The video is available on iTunes ($19) and Amazon.
  • Meet the Presidents ($2 per episode, 12 episodes total) — From NBC's Meet the Press, watch presidents Nixon, Hoover, Reagan, Kennedy, Clinton, and more take the hot seat as journalists ask the tough questions. The episodes are available on Amazon and iTunes.

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