Jocks In Chief

- The Ultimate Countdown Ranking the Most Athletic Presidents, from the Fight Crazy to the Spectacularly Lazy

  • Format
  • Bog, paperback
  • Engelsk
  • 214 sider


For the first time in US History, every single president's athletic ability has been researched, reviewed and ranked by acclaimed author Jon Finkel (GQ, Men's Fitness, Life of Dad, The Athlete).

Which president saved 77 lives as a lifeguard? Which one's lucky handball is still sitting in the Smithsonian over a century after he last played with it? Which president invented a sport? Or practiced jiu-jitsu three afternoons a week while in office? Or was an NCAA champion? The answers to these questions (in order: Reagan, Lincoln, Hoover, T. Roosevelt, Ford) don't even scratch the surface of the awesome athletic information covered in Jocks in Chief.

By combining his fitness and sportswriting backgrounds, Finkel takes a thorough, and often hilarious, look at the athletic resumes of every single Commander-in-Chief. From the good (George H.W. Bush played in the College World Series) to the bad (Donald Trump doesn't believe in exercise) to the ugly (Calvin Coolidge regularly rode an electric horse in the White House).

In order to objectively rank each president, Finkel invented the White House Athlete Ranking (WH.A.R.), which gives a score of 1 - 10 across five categories, with each president receiving a total score from 0 to 50. The higher the score, the higher the president ranks athletically compared to his fellow POTUS's.

The WH.A.R. Categories Are

Executive Power - Ranks a president's overall physical strength.

Running Ability - Ranks a president's physical fitness and cardio throughout their life (both before and after office).

Fit for Office - Ranks how fit a president stayed once in office.

Executive Experience - Ranks the athletic accomplishments of a president.

Mettle of Honor - Ranks a president's athletic toughness and endurance.

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  • SprogEngelsk
  • Sidetal214
  • Udgivelsesdato28-10-2019
  • ISBN139780998627366
  • Forlag JF Publishing
  • FormatPaperback
  • Udgave2
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  • Vægt276 g
  • Dybde1,2 cm
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    10 cm
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    13,9 cm
    21,5 cm

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