Best Presidential Biographies
Best books about the Presidents of the United States of America.
1 John Adams
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2 Team of Rivals: The Politic...
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3 Truman
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4 Washington: A Life
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5 The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
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6 Theodore Rex
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7 His Excellency: George Wash...
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8 American Lion: Andrew Jacks...
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9 Destiny of the Republic: A ...
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10 American Sphinx: The Charac...
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11 Mornings on Horseback
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12 No Ordinary Time: Franklin ...
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13 The Path to Power (The Year...
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14 The Passage of Power (The Y...
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15 Master of the Senate (The Y...
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16 Grant
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17 Abraham Lincoln: The Prairi...
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18 Lincoln
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19 John Quincy Adams: A Public...
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20 Lincoln's Melancholy: How D...
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21 Thomas Jefferson: The Art o...
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22 Means of Ascent (The Years ...
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23 Decision Points
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24 A Thousand Days: John F. Ke...
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25 Andrew Jackson: His Life an...
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26 A Country of Vast Designs: ...
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27 Eisenhower in War and Peace
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28 Eleanor and Franklin
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29 With Malice Toward None: A ...
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30 The River of Doubt: Theodor...
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31 Washington: The Indispensab...
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32 Thomas Jefferson: An Intima...
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33 Dreams from My Father: A St...
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34 Washington's Crossing
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35 1776
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36 The Audacity of Hope: Thoug...
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37 Passionate Sage: The Charac...
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38 An Unfinished Life: John F....
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39 The Bully Pulpit: Theodore ...
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40 My Life
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41 Polk: The Man Who Transform...
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42 First Family: Abigail and J...
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43 Eisenhower: The White House...
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44 Tried by War: Abraham Linco...
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45 Write it When I'm Gone
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46 The Fiery Trial: Abraham Li...
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47 The Last Founding Father: J...
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48 Renegade: The Making of a P...
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49 Eisenhower, Volume #1: Sold...
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50 Mary Todd Lincoln: A Biography
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51 Dark Horse: The Surprise El...
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52 Impeached: The Trial of Pre...
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53 Obama's Wars
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54 Nixonland: America's Second...
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55 The Defining Moment: FDR's ...
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56 The Life of Andrew Jackson
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57 Theodore Roosevelt: A Stren...
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58 The First of Men: A Life of...
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59 1920: The Year of the Six P...
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60 James Madison (The American...
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60 The Age of Jackson
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62 Mr. Adams's Last Crusade: T...
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63 Traitor to His Class: The P...
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64 Thomas Jefferson
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65 The Natural: The Misunderst...
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66 In Lincoln's Hand: His Orig...
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67 Rutherford B. Hayes: Warrio...
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68 Chester Alan Arthur (The Am...
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69 An American Life
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70 A. Lincoln
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70 Killing Lincoln: The Shocki...
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70 Personal Memoirs
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73 James Monroe: The Quest for...
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74 Dutch : A Memoir of Ronald ...
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74 Killing Kennedy: The End of...
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76 The Ascent of George Washin...
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77 John Adams: A Life
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78 James Madison
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79 Abraham Lincoln and the Sec...
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80 Coolidge
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81 Jefferson the Virginian
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82 Jefferson and the Rights of...
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83 Jefferson and the Ordeal of...
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84 Jefferson the President: Fi...
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85 Jefferson the President: Se...
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86 The Hemingses of Monticello
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87 The Wilderness Warrior: The...
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88 T.R.: The Last Romantic
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89 Back to Work: Why We Need S...
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90 Presidents of the United St...
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90 Mrs. Kennedy and Me: An Int...
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90 The Presidents of the Unite...
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90 Barack Obama: A Detailed Re...
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90 Master of the Mountain: Tho...
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90 Coolidge: An American Enigma
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90 Warren G. Harding (The Amer...
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90 Survivor's Guilt: The Secre...
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98 Presidential Inaugural Addr...
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98 The Life of Abraham Lincoln
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98 The Autobiography of Calvin...
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message 1: by Bryn (new)

Bryn Dunham Pretty good list so far despite several that are not presidential biographies


message 2: by Eric (new)

Eric Smith Can the non-presidential biographies be removed? If they can, I think they should be.


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