I Love the Presidents

Hugh Sidey’s Profiles of the Presidents: From FDR to Clinton with Time Magazine’s Veteran White House Correspondent by Hugh Sidey

I love the presidents. I think they’re fascinating, and I never tire of reading presidential biographies. This great compilation by journalist Hugh Sidey is an appreciation of the presidents, written in lovely prose by a fellow who could truly evoke the sense of who these men really were, as national leaders and as human beings. The book is filled with photos that capture moments of each man’s presidency, and the thing I like best about the photos is that often they capture the small moments: LBJ holding his dog on his lap while they both howl (joyously, it seems), and Ford laughing with his daughter before a reception. Hugh Sidey was one of a kind. And… he was an Iowan.