Friday, May 25, 2012

American President Reading List

George Washington (1789-1797)
  - His Excellency
  - Hamilton
   {Washington chief of staff during the Revolutionary War, first Treasury Secretary}
John Adams (1797-1801)
  - John Adams
  - Hamilton
   {Inspector General of the Army during the Quasi-War with the French}
Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809)
  -Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power
   {Five years Minister to France, Federalist [monarchists] versus Republicans}
  -Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and...
   {28 months and 8,000 miles, Lewis' journals not published until 1904}
James Madison (1809-1817)
  -The War of 1812: A Forgotten Conflict
   {Impressment, The Chesapeake Affair, Council of Orders, The Battle of New Orleans}
James Monroe (1817-1825)
  -The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness
   {Secretary of State-War of 1812, Minister to France-Louisiana Purchase, Missouri Compromise, Monroe Doctrine}
John Quincy Adams (1825-1829)
Andrew Jackson (1829-1837)
  - American Lion - Andrew Jackson in the White House
Martin Van Buren (1837-1841)
William Henry Harrison (1841)
  -William Henry Harrison
   {Governor of the Indiana Territory, Tippecanoe and Tyler too, 32 days in office}
John Tyler (1841-1845)
  -President without a Party: The Life of John Tyler
James K. Polk (1845-1849)
  -Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Zachary Taylor (1849-1850)
Millard Fillmore (1850-1853)
  -Millard Fillmore: Biography Of A President
   {Lawyer, Whig Party, Congressman, 1850 Compromise, Fugitive Slave Act, American Party, First Citzen of Buffalo}
Franklin Pierce (1853-1857)
James Buchanan (1857-1861)
Abraham Lincoln (1861-1865)
  - Team of Rivals
  - Manhunt:The Twelve Day Search for Lincoln's Killer
Andrew Johnson (1865-1869)
  -The Impeachers
   {Apprenticed Tailor; Tennessee Democrat Politician; Rose to US Senator; Tenure of Office Act, first Impeachment}
Ulysses S. Grant (1869-1877)
  - Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
   {Mexican-American War, Stationed in Humbolt, 2 year 4 month world tour, Ferdinand Ward ponzi scheme}
Rutherford B. Hayes (1877-1881)
James A. Garfield (1881)
  -Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
   {Alexander Graham Bell, Antiseptic Surgery}
Chester Arthur (1881-1885)
  - Chester Allan Arthur
   {patronage, bossism, Roscoe Conkling, Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act}
  - Madison Square Park Statue
Grover Cleveland (1885-1889)
Benjamin Harrison (1889-1893)
  - Benjamin Harrison
  {McKinley Tariff Act, Sherman Antitrust Act, Sherman Sliver Purchase Act, wife died just before he lost reelection}
Grover Cleveland (1893-1897)
  - The President is a Sick Man
  {cancer, the gold standard, free silver, the Pullman strike}
William McKinley (1897-1901)
  - The President and the Assassin
Theodore Roosevelt (1901-1909)
  -Hot Time in the Old Town: The Great Heat Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt
   {Roosevelt as NYC police commissioner, Williams Jennings Bryant Madison Square Garden Speech}
  -The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
   {the role of journalists in supporting Roosevelt's reform agenda}
  - The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
  - Theodore Rex
  - Colonel Roosevelt
  - The River of Doubt
William Howard Taft (1909-1913)
  -The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
   {Governor-General of the Philippines, Secretary of the War, President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court}
Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921)
   {President of Princeton, Governor of New Jersey at 54, League of Nations, Stroke while in Office}
  - National Portrait Galley
  - Pilgrimage of the Heart
  - Cavendish House, Carlisle
Warren G. Harding (1921-1923)
  - Warren G. Harding: The American Presidents Series: The 29th President, 1921-1923
   {newspaper publisher; Ohio politics; US Senate; Teapot, Justice and Veteran scandals; mistresses}
Calvin Coolidge (1923-1929)
  - Coolidge: An American Enigma
   {Attorney; Mass. house; state senator; Lieutenant Governor; Governor; Police Strike; Vice President; reduce taxes}
  - National Portrait Galley
Herbert Hoover (1929-1933)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-1945)
  -FDR's Funeral Train: A Betrayed Widow, a Soviet Spy, and a Presidency in the Balance
   {Warm Springs, Georgia, Hyde Park Burial, Truman's address to Congress}
  -No Ordinary Time: Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II
   {Landlease; United Nations; Yalta; Eleanor: Hickok, Lash; Franklin: Mercer, LeHand, Suckley, Delano, Martha}
Harry S Truman (1945-1953)
  -The Hidden White House: Harry Truman and the Reconstruction of America’s Most Famous Residence
   {Gutted the White House and rebuilt with concrete and steel, Cold War, Assassination Attempt, Key West}
Dwight D. Eisenhower (1953-1961)
  - Eisenhower: Soldier and President
   {WWII Supreme Allied Commander, Korean War, Brown versus the Board of Education, Sputnik, U2s and Castro}
John F. Kennedy (1961-1963)
  - Sins of the Father
  - An Unfinished Life
Lyndon B. Johnson (1963-1969)
  - The Path to Power
   {School teacher and debate coach, congressional secretary, congressman, relationships with FDR and Rayburn}
  - Means of Ascent
   {WWII Bomber Mission, Campaigning by Helicopter, Coke Stevenson and the 1948 Senate Primary, Box 13}
  - Master of the Senate
   {History of the Senate, Richard Russel, Leland Olds and the FPC, Hells Canyon, 1957 Civil Rights Act}
  - The Passage of Power
   {1960 Democratic Convention, Robert Kennedy, JFK Assassination, Harry Byrd, 1964 Tax Cut and Civil Rights Act}
Richard Nixon (1969-1974)
Gerald Ford (1974-1977)
Jimmy Carter (1977-1981)
  - The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter
   {Naval Academy, submarines, Camp David Accords, Iran hostage crisis, Three Mile Island nuclear accident,
    Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Soviet grain embargo, 1980 Summer Olympics boycott}
Ronald Reagan (1981-1989)
George Bush (1989-1993)
Bill Clinton (1993-2001)
George W. Bush (2001-2009)
Barack Obama (2009-2017) Donald Trump (2017-2021) Joe Biden (2021-present)

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