Presidents: Retrospective Reading

For the U.S. Presidents Reading Project, we’re allowed to include books we have read before we began the project. (hallelujah!)

Here are presidential books I’ve read but not reviewed:

About John Adams: John Adams by David McCullough

About Abraham Lincoln: With Malice Toward None by Stephen B. Oates

About Ulysses S. Grant: Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda

About Theodore Roosevelt: A Bully Father by Joan Paterson Kerr

About Franklin D. Roosevelt: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II by Doris Kearns Goodwin

About Richard Nixon: The Final Days by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
About George H. W. Bush: All’s Fair: Love, War, and Running for President by Mary Matalin and James Carville

About Bill Clinton: The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House by John F. Harris

About George W. Bush: Smashmouth: Two Years in the Gutter with Al Gore and George W. Bush by Dana Milbank

Plus about twenty hundred books about Kennedy. Why, I do not know. It just is.

2 thoughts on “Presidents: Retrospective Reading

  1. Wow, Unruly…you're doing really great..I want to join this challenge…I wonder if they'd let me count a graphic novel about James A. Garfield? Also, I've read 2 about Lincoln this year, properly celebrating his bicentennial.

  2. Bybee,
    Oh, I'd definitely count the Garfield graphic novel. (Heck, I think you should get bonus points for even finding such a thing!)

    And I sort of wish I could substitute one of the Kennedy bios for, say, Polk. And Fillmore. (Poor Fillmore.)

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