... So Help Me God: The Bibles that Made it to the Inauguration
Since George Washington used one in his 1789 inauguration, the Bible has become an indelible part of almost every American presidential inauguration.
This book is a history of known Bibles used in every American presidential inauguration. It covers the United States, as well as other governments which had one time or another occupied territories now part of the United States, such as the Confederate States of America, and the Republic of Texas. Known official State (or Executive) Bibles are included as well.