Best books on USA president(s)

Biography, autobiography, comparisons or rivalries with other national leaders, public or private lives, all and more included, as long as a substantial focus is on at least one USA president.
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115 books · 74 voters · list created August 19th, 2011 by Ben (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Is correspondence fair game as well?


message 2: by Ben (new)

Ben sure -- as long as focus remains on at least one USA president..

also, feel free to add more books -- these 19 are clearly not a full listing


message 3: by Ben (new)

Ben Has anyone written a book about the 8 presidents between Andrew Jackson and Abe Lincoln? Not a single one of them made two terms, some were significantly less, and William Henry Harrison was dead after 30 days in office! I'm always interested in speactacular failures, and I think these 8 clowns certainly qualify!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I'm of two minds about adding The Year of Decision 1846 - Polk is a focus, but far from the only one.


message 6: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Aug 23, 2011 01:11PM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Well, there's also Zachary Taylor if I recall correctly ... If you would add it, I'd vote for it as well -- unless Ben considers it too far afield. (Ben? It's your list!)


message 7: by Ben (new)

Ben I haven't read that one - if you think Polk and Taylor are substantial and other presidents receive substantial focus/analysis, then go ahead and add it


message 8: by Jared (new)

Jared Perkins Definitely think Caro's books on LBJ need to be added on here.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You could add them; it's easy to add books to lists. At the top of the list, at the tab next to "all votes."


message 10: by Nathaniel (new)

Nathaniel Caro's volume 4 is a terrible book for an infantilized age.http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...


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