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Editado: Jul 12, 2012, 9:33am

Cheli's (cyderry) progress

George Washington
John Adams
Thomas Jefferson
James Madison
James Monroe
John Quincy Adams
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
William Henry Harrison
John Tyler
James K Polk
Zachary Taylor
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
James Buchanan
Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Ulysses S Grant
Rutherford B. Hayes

Editado: Ene 6, 2011, 5:09pm

Laurie's Progress:

AKA Prop2gether

#18 Ulysses S. Grant (completed 12/2008)
#12 Zachary Taylor (completed 1/2009)
#28 Woodrow Wilson (completed 1/2009)
#23 Benjamin Harrison (completed 1/2009)
#26 Theodore Roosevelt (completed 2/2009)
River of Doubt (completed 12/2010)
#15 James Buchanan (completed 2/2009)
#41 George H.W. Bush (completed 2/2009)
#16 Franklin Pierce (completed 3/2009)
#4 James Madison (completed 3/2009)
#7 Andrew Jackson (completed 7/2009)
#19 Rutherford B. Hayes (completed 7/2009)
#18 Ulysses S. Grant (completed 12/2010)

Editado: May 6, 2010, 10:06pm

Tina's (aka Tututhefirst or just plain TuTu) march through presidential history:

1. George Washington
2. John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
7. Andrew Jackson
43. George W. Bush

Editado: Mar 25, 2020, 6:21pm

Lisa's Presidential Progress:

#37 - Richard M. Nixon
#44 - Barack Obama
#1 - George Washington
#2 - John Adams
#3 - Thomas Jefferson
#4 - James Madison
#5 - James Monroe
#6 - John Quincy Adams
#7 - Andrew Jackson
#8 - Martin Van Buren
#9 - William Henry Harrison
#10 - John Tyler

Dic 17, 2008, 5:33pm

MusicMom41's progress: (don't know how to make a ticker!)

John Adams

Editado: Feb 7, 2010, 1:39pm

#7 Jackson
#16 Lincoln
#28 Wilson
#32 FDR
#33 Truman
#34 Ike
#35 JFK
#36 LBJ

Editado: Mar 16, 2014, 6:00pm

#1 - Washington (prior to 2009)
#2 - Adams (prior to 2009)
#3 - Jefferson (prior to 2009)
#4 - Madison (November 2009)
#5 - Monroe (November 2009)
#6 - John Quincy Adams (November 2009)
#7 - Andrew Jackson (December 2009)
#8 - Martin Van Buren (January 2010)
#9 - William Henry Harrison (March 2011)
#10 - John Tyler (June 2011)
#11 - James K. Polk (October 2011)
#12 - Zachary Taylor (March 2012)
#13 - Millard Fillmore (June 2012)
#14 - Franklin Pierce (February 2013)
#15 - James Buchanan (March 2014)
#26 - T Roosevelt (2009)
#44 - Obama (prior to 2009)

Editado: Ene 12, 2009, 8:35pm

Bklvrinva09 Progress

Editado: Mar 7, 2010, 11:28am

Carly's progress:

I'm only going to count ones read since I joined this challenge.

#26--Theodore Roosevelt--Theodore Rex

Editado: Abr 17, 2010, 10:22pm

-Linda's progress:

I'm counting presidential biographies I read from before I joined this challenge.


1--George Washington
2--John Adams
3--Thomas Jefferson
4. James Madison
5. James Monroe
24--Grover Cleveland
28--Woodrow Wilson
31--Herbert Hoover
33--Harry Truman
34--Dwight Eisenhower
38--Gerald Ford
39--Jimmy Carter

Editado: Ene 26, 2009, 9:37pm

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Editado: Jun 2, 2015, 1:08pm

Drneutron's Challenge:

#1. His Excellency: George Washington ****
#2. John Adams *****
#3. American Sphinx ***1/2
#4. James Madison: The Founding Father ***
#5. James Monroe (American Presidents series) ***
#6. John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life****
#7. Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times****
#8. The Presidency of Martin Van Buren **
#9. William Henry Harrison. None found - used wikipedia and other internet resources. Moving on to the next one.
#10. John Tyler, the Accidental President **1/2
#11. Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America****
#12. Zachary Taylor ****1/2
#13. Millard Fillmore **
#14. The Presidency of Franklin Pierce ***
#15. President James Buchanan ***
#16. With Malice Toward None: A Life of Abraham Lincoln ****
#17. Andrew Johnson: A Biography **1/2
#18. Grant *****
#19. Rutherford B. Hayes: and His America by Harry Barnard ***
#20. James A. Garfield **1/2
The Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of James A. Garfield ****
#21. Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell
#22/24 An Honest President: the Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. P. Jeffers
#23. Touched with Fire: Five Presidents and the Civil War Battles That Made Them by James M. Perry
#25. William McKinley by Kevin Phillips ***
#26. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris ****
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris ****
Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris ****
#27. 1912: Wilson, Roosevelt, Taft & Debs **
#28. Woodrow Wilson by John Milton Cooper Jr ***1/2
#29. Warren G. Harding by John W. Dean ****
#30. Calvin Coolidge by David Greenberg ****
#31. Herbert Hoover by William E. Leuchtenburg ****
#32. FDR by Jean Edward Smith ***1/2
#33. Truman by David McCullough *****
#34. Eisenhower in War and Peace *****
#35. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963***
#36. The Path to Power*****
Means of Ascent ***
Master of the Senate ****
The Passage of Power ****
#37. Richard M. Nixon: The American Presidents Series ***1/2
#38. Gerald R. Ford: An Honorable Life **
#39. Jimmy Carter by Julian E. Zelizer ***
#40. Reagan: A Life by H. W. Brands ****

Editado: Feb 17, 2009, 5:14pm

1 - George Washington (I count Hamilton's book as a good look at his Presidency, now for a more general biography; George Washington's Farewell Address )
2 - John Adams (again, quite detailed information about his presidency, and about Adams in Alexander Hamilton; Adams sure was hot-tempered)
40 - Ronald Reagan (An American Life: The Autobiography)
43 - George W. Bush (4 books)

Ene 30, 2009, 3:07pm

How do you get those tickers to show up in the post?

Editado: Mar 9, 2010, 4:50pm

I have read bio's of 1. Washinton, 2. Adams, 3. Jefferson, 4. Madison, and 5. Monroe. These are all pre-LT and I haven't documented any of them here. I'll understand if you don't want to add them to the group totals. I've finally decided to go on with 6. JQ Adams for myself rather than starting over for the sake of the group. So, I will be starting this list at #6 whenever I find and finish with John Q (probably not before spring).

2/2/09 - I found a JQA book quicker than I expected. It should be here in a week or so, and I hope to begin shortly after. I hope it's a good one!

1/3/10 - not making very fast progress!

#6 John Q Adams: John Quincy Adams by Robert V Remini finished 3/5/09
#7 Andrew Jackson: American Lion by Jon Meacham finished 12/30/09
#8 Martin Van Buren: Martin Van Buren by Ted Widmer, finished 3/9/10

Editado: Ene 30, 2009, 4:13pm

Once you get the hang of them, they can be addicting: go to this link and choose either a savings or fund raising ticker...they seem to work best with our kind of tracking. Follow the directions, and when you get done, take the center section of html text, block it, copy it, and then drop it in a comment here. Just that easy. Just remember the password so you can update as you read...I don't say that to be patronizing, but if you have a number of tickers going for different challenges, the challenge gets to be to remember which password goes with which ticker. Good luck.

Ene 31, 2009, 8:54pm

FYI - I have been using the same password for all tickers, and it works fine. I can't remember any more passwords!!!!

Editado: May 6, 2010, 6:23pm

I am finally ready for my presidential ticker!

#1 His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
#2 John Adams by David McCullough

Editado: Ene 5, 2010, 4:14pm

I'm off to a very slow start for this and my 999 this year, but I finally finished His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph Ellis.

Editado: Feb 20, 2009, 2:56pm

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Editado: Jul 29, 2018, 2:23pm

These are also listed on each of the individual threads with more details about the books I have read...1) Theodore Roosevelt 2)Andrew Jackson 3)Gerald Ford 4)Abraham Lincoln 5)Ronald Reagan.6)Warren G. Harding.7)Andrew Johnson.8) George Washington.9) George W. Bush. 10)James Garfield. 11)Thomas Jefferson.12)Chester Arthur. 13)Millard Fillmore.

Mar 21, 2009, 11:38pm

This is my Presidential ticker-how could I use anything else? I am in the process of reading John Adams It is a comprehensive book, and McCullough seems to know how to balance the relationship between the Adams', John and Abigail and political factors to keep my interest. After all, our presidents were human and they had lives full of love, hate and everything in between. I look forward to learning about our country's politics and its beginnings with all of you. So far what I have read of your messages is wonderful and I can't wait to get on with it. Best of luck with our presidential aspirations to all! Mary Beth

Editado: May 13, 2009, 3:48pm

varielle's presidential parade.

The Sage of Monticello
T.R.: The Last Romantic
Franklin and Lucy
Ye Will Say I am no Christian: The Thomas Jefferson/John Adams Correspondence on Religion, Morals and Values

Of course, Franklin and Lucy was an ER book, see my review.
After thinking about it a while I'm going to count Ye Will Say I am no Christian towards Adams, since most of the letters were his and the extensive information provided about each by the editor was pretty enlightening. Interesting that while Jefferson seemed calmer about his beliefs, Adams was still fired up in his old age perhaps reflecting his original career plan of going into the ministry before being pulled away by politics.

Editado: Oct 7, 2018, 9:38am

#22 & #24 - Grover Cleveland
#25 - William McKinley
#1 - George Washington
#2 - John Adams
#3 - Thomas Jefferson
#4 - James Madison
#5 - James Monroe
#6 - John Quincy Adams
#7 - Andrew Jackson
#8 - Martin Van Buren
#9 - William Henry Harrison
#10 - John Tyler
#11 - James K. Polk
#12 - Zachary Taylor
#13 - Millard Fillmore
#14 - Franklin Pierce
#15 - James Buchanan
#16 - Abraham Lincoln
#17 - Andrew Johnson
#18 - Ulysses S. Grant
#19 - Rutherford B. Hayes
#20 - James A. Garfield
#21 - Chester A. Arthur
#23 - Benjamin Harrison
#26 - Theodore Roosevelt
#27 - William Howard Taft
#28 - Woodrow Wilson
#29 - Warren G. Harding
#30 - Calvin Coolidge
#31 - Herbert Hoover
#32 - Franklin Delano Roosevelt
#33 - Harry S. Truman
#34 - Dwight D. Eisenhower
#35 - John F. Kennedy
#36 - Lyndon B. Johnson
#37 - Richard M. Nixon
#38 - Gerald R. Ford

Editado: Nov 6, 2009, 9:13am

#1 - George Washington His Excellency ****, Washington's Crossing ***
#2 - John Adams John Adams ****, Adams vs. Jefferson ***
#3 - Thomas Jefferson American Sphinx ****, The Hemingses of Monticello *****
#4 - James Madison James Madison: The American Presidents Series **, A Perfect Union: Dolley Madison and the Creation of the American Nation *1/2
#16 - Abraham Lincoln Team of Rivals **** 1/2
#32 - Franklin Roosevelt No Ordinary Time *****, FDR ***
#42 - Bill Clinton My Life ***, The Hunting of the President ****, Behind the Oval Office ***, The Clinton Wars *** (all read before LT)
#44 - Barack Obama Dreams from my Father **** (read before LT), The Audacity of Hope ***

General: Founding Brothers ***

Editado: Ago 16, 2010, 12:51pm

1. George Washington - His Excellency
2. John Adams - John Adams
3. Thomas Jefferson - Thomas Jefferson

Editado: Mar 15, 2011, 4:03am

#01 - George Washington
3344::His Excellency : George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis - finished 8/3/2009
#02 - John Adams
170304::Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams by Joseph J. Ellis - finished 8/5/2009
#03 - Thomas Jefferson
27600::American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis - finished 8/7/2009
1553364::Diagnosing Jefferson : evidence of a condition that guided his beliefs, behavior, and personal associations by ledginnorm::Norm Ledgin - reading
#04 - James Madison
290189::James Madison : The Founding Father by rutlandrobertallen::Robert Allen Rutland - finished 9/2/2009
#05 - James Monroe
290190::James Monroe : the quest for national identity by ammonharry::Harry Ammon - finished 10/21/2009
#06 - John Quincy Adams
1839108::Cannibals of the Heart : A Personal Biography of Louisa Catherine and John Quincy Adams by jackshepherd::Jack Shepherd - finished 11/19/2009
#07 - Andrew Jackson
449::Andrew Jackson, His Life and Times by wbrandsh::H. W. Brands - finished 1/6/2010
#08 - Martin Van Buren
3140967::Martin Van Buren and the American Political System by coledonaldb::Donald B Cole - finished 1/14/2010
#09 - William Henry Harrison
1501873::Old Tippecanoe; William Henry Harrison and His Time by cleavesfreeman::Freeman Cleaves - finished 2/8/2010
#10 - John Tyler, Jr.
1611596::John Tyler, the Accidental President by crapoledwardp::Edward P. Crapol - finished 2/22/2010
#11 - James Polk
4898212::Polk : The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by bornemanwalterr::Walter R. Borneman - finished 3/2/2010
#12 - Zachary Taylor
6124743::Old Rough and Ready, the Life and Times of Zachary Taylor by mckinleysilasbent::Silas Bent McKinley - finished 3/17/2010
#13 - Millard Fillmore
2439201::Millard Fillmore by scarryrobertj::Robert J. Scarry - finished 4/11/2010
# 14 - Franklin Pierce
9313354::Franklin Pierce by introbyroyfnichols::Roy F. Nichols - finished 5/17/2010
#15 - James Buchanan
2856531::James Buchanan and the American empire by Frederick Moore Binder - finished 5/21/2010
#16 - Abraham Lincoln
27593::Abraham Lincoln; the prairie years and the war years by bycarlsandburg::Carl Sandburg - finished 8/23/2010
#17 - Andrew Johnson
448269::Andrew Johnson and the uses of constitutional power by seftonjamese::James E. Sefton - finished 11/1/2010
#18 - Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant:: Soldier & President by Geoffrey Perret - finished 11/24/2010
#19 - Rutherford B. Hayes
952460::Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans Louis Trefousse - finished 1/2/2011
#20 - James Garfield
208659::Dark horse : the surprise election and political murder of President James A. Garfield by ackermankennethd::Kenneth D. Ackerman - finished 2/2/2011
552026::The fatal bullet : a true account of the assassination, lingering pain, death, and burial of James A. Garfield, twentieth president of the United States; also including the inglorious life and career of the despised assassin Guiteau by gearyrick::Rick Geary - finished 2/6/2011
9249680::From canal boy to president, or, The boyhood and manhood of James A. Garfield by algerhoratio::Horatio Alger - finished 2/15/2011
#21 - Chester A. Arthur
3154623::Chester A. Arthur; a quarter-century of machine politics by georgefhowe::George F. Howe - finished 3/2/2011
#22 - Grover Cleveland
1036696::Bourbon leader: Grover Cleveland and the Democratic Party by merrillhoracesamuel::Horace Samuel Merrill - finished 3/6/2011
#23 - Benjamin Harrison
2589443::The presidency of Benjamin Harrison by Homer Edward Socolofsky - - finished 3/14/2011
#99 - Related Texts
889::Founding brothers : the revolutionary generation by Joseph J. Ellis - finished 8/9/2009
13389::Fraud of the Century : Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden, and the stolen election of 1876 by roykatherinemorris::Roy Morris - finished 1/15/2011

Ago 20, 2009, 5:05pm

OOOOO Aunt Marge - that is quite pretty.

Ago 20, 2009, 5:31pm

I don't think I can control the star moving, though. That appears to be a function of the passing of time. But since it will take me abt the full time to read all these, I guess it will shadow me pretty well.

Editado: Abr 2, 2015, 8:21am

Ron's Progress

1. Washington, The Indespensable Man by Flexner
2. John Adams by Ambrose
3. The Real Thomas Jefferson by Allison,
3. Undaunted Courage by Ambrose
4. James Madison; The Sacred Fire of Liberty by Lance
5. Monroe; The Quest for National Identy by Ammon
6. John Quincy Adams; A Public Life, A Private Life by Nagel
7. Andrew Jackson by Brands
8. Martin Van Buren by Widmer
9. W.H. Harrison, Old Tippecanoe by Cleaves
10. John Tyler by May
11. James K. Polk by Seigenthaler
12. Zachary Taylor by Eisenhower
13. Millard Fillmore by Raybach
14. Franklin Pierce by Holt
15. James Buchanan by Baker
16. Lincoln by Donald
16. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by McPherson
17. Andrew Johnson by Trefoussee
18. Grant by Smith
19. Rutherford B. Hayes And His America by Barnard
20. Garfield by Peskin
21. Gentleman Boss: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur by Reeves
22. Grover Clevland by Graff
23. Benjamin Harrison by Calhoun
24. Grover Clevland by Graff
25. The President and the Assassin: McKinley, Terror, and Empire at the Dawn by Miller
26. Mornings on Horseback (TR) by McCoullough,
26. The Path Between the Seas by McCoullough
26. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Morris
26. Theodore Rex by Morris
26. Colonel Roosevelt by Morris
27. The William Howard Taft Presidency by Gould
28. Woodrow Wilson: A Biography by John Milton Cooper Jr.
29. The Shadow of Blooming Grove: W.G. Harding in His Times
30. Coolidge: An American Enigma by Robert Sobel
31. Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover
32. FDR by Smith
32. The Defining Moment by Atler
33. Truman by McCoullough
34. Ike; Soldier and President by Ambrose,
34. The Surpreme Commander by Ambrose
34. Ike's Spies by Ambrose
34. Ike on Leadership - Axelrod
35. An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963 by Dallek
35. A Thousand Days by Schlesinger
36. Lone Star Rising: Vol. 1: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1908-1960 by Robert Dallek
36. Flawed Giant: Vol. 2; Lyndon Johnson and His Times, 1961-1973 by Robert Dallek
37. Nixon by Ambrose (Three volume)
37. All The Presidents Men by Woodward and Bernstein
37. The Final Days by Woodward and Bernstein
38. Time and Chance - Gerald Ford's Appointment with History by Cannon
39. Jimmy Carter: A Comprehensive Biography from Plains to Post-Presidency by Bourne
39. An Hour Before daylight by Carter
40. Reagan - A Different Drummer by Deaver
40. When Character Was King by Noonan
40. Dutch by Morris
41. Being Poppy: A Portrait of George Herbert Walker Bush by Cramer
41. 41: Inside the Presidency of George H. W. Bush by Michael Nelson
42. In Search of Bill Clinton: A Psychological Biography by John Gartner
42. The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House by Harris
43. First Son - George W. Bush by Minutaglio
43. A Matter of Character by Kessler
44. Barack Obama - The Story by Maraniss

Editado: Oct 28, 2015, 3:25pm

1. George Washington
Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser
Washington by Ron Chernow
2. John Adams
Giants of America, the Founding Fathers: John Adams by John T. Mores, Jr
John Adams by David McCullough
3. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson by John T. Mores
4. James Madison
James Madison by Sydney Howard Gay (Ebook)
5. James Monroe
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation's Call to Greatness by Harlow Giles Unger (Ebook)
6. John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams by John T. Mores, Jr (Ebook)
7. Andrew Jackson
The Reign of Andrew Jackson by Frederic Austin Ogg (Ebook)
8. Martin Van Buren
Martin Van Buren by Edward M Shepard,
9. William Henry Harrison
The Life and Times of William Henry Harrison by S. J. Burr
10: John Tyler
And Tyler Too: A Biography of John and Julia Gardiner Tyler by Robert Seager II
11. James K. Polk
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry (Ebook)
12. Zachary Taylor
General Taylor by Oliver Otis Howard (Ebook)
13. Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President by Robert J. Rayback (Ebook)
14. Franklin Pierce
Sketches and Studies by Nathaniel Hawthorne (Ebook)
16. Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
18. Ulysses S. Grant
Grant by Jean Edward Smith
20. James A. Garfield
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard (E-library book)
26. Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt and His Times: A Chronicle of the Progressive Movement by Harold Howland
28. Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson: Great Lives Obsevered by John Braeman
29. Warren G. Harding
Warren G. Harding by John W. Dean
31. Herbert Hoover
Herbert Hoover by Eugene Lyons Finished 12-5-10
33. Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman
Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman by Merle Miller Finished 4-7-11
34. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower by Stephen E. Ambrose
At Ease: Stories I Tell to Friends by Dwight D. Eisenhower
36. Lyndon B. Johnson
LBJ: Architect of American Ambition by Randall B. Woods Finished 5-6-10
38. Gerald R. Ford
Gerald R. Ford by Douglas Brinkley Finished 5-7-10
41. George H. W. Bush
41: A portrait of My Father by George W. Bush Finished 10-28-15

I don't think I will be doing the challenge per se, but I am trying to read a least one book about every president. All these books have been read in the last 5 years.

Added Gerald Ford on 5-7-10

Added Thomas Jefferson on 7-7-10

Added Andrew Jackson on 8-3-10

Added Herbert Hoover on 12-5-10

Added Woodrow Wilson on 12-5-10

Added John Tyler on 7-30-13

Added Martin Van Buren on 8-16-13

Added Theodore Roosevelt on 8-22-13

Added William Henry Harrison on 9-25-13

Added Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James A. Garfield on 8-4-14. Also added an additional book I read on Washington.

Added Abraham Lincoln on 11-10-14

Added George H. W. Bush on 10-28-15

Editado: Abr 27, 2011, 12:14pm

OK, I'll give this a go, since we have until 2016 ;)

Read and currently reading since joining LT in 2009. Books being currently read will be marked as such...

#7 Andrew Jackson
- American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
- Patriotic Fire: Andrew Jackson and Jean Laffite at the Battle of New Orleans by Winston Groom
- The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 by Lynn Parsons

#26 Theodore Roosevelt
- The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America by Douglas Brinkley

#32 Franklin Delano Roosevelt
- Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets by David Stafford
- Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship by Jon Meacham
- Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt by H. W. Brands

#36 Lyndon B Johnson
- The Path to Power by Robert A. Caro
- Means of Ascent by Robert A. Caro
- Master of the Senate by Robert A. Caro (Currently reading)

#40 Ronald Reagan
- A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan by Michael K. Deaver

Editado: Sep 4, 2016, 9:37pm

#1 George Washington by Paul Leicester Ford
#2 John Adams by Anne Husted Burleigh
#3 Thomas Jefferson: A Life by Willard Sterne Randall
#3 Thomas Jefferson by Hendrik Willem Van Loon
#4 James Madison: A Biography by Ralph Ketcham
#4 James Madison and the Struggle for the Bill of Rights by Richard Labunski
#5 James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity by Harry Ammon
#6 John Quincy Adams: Old Man Eloquent by Bennett Champ Clark
#7 The Life of Andrew Jackson by Marquis James
#8 Martin Van Buren: The Romantic Age of American Politics by John Niven
#9 Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time by Freeman Cleaves
#10 John Tyler: Champion of the Old South by Oliver Perry Chitwood
#11 The Presidency of James K. Polk by Paul H. Bergeron
#12 Zachary Taylor; Soldier, Planter and Statesman of the Old Southwest by K. Jack Bauer
#13 Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President by Robert J. Rayback
#14 Franklin Pierce: Young Hickory of the Granite Hills by Roy Franklin Nichols
#15 President James Buchanan: A Biography by Philip S. Klein
#16 With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates
#17 Andrew Johnson: Plebeian and Patriot by Robert W. Winston
#18 Grant: A Biography by William s. McFeely
#19 Rutherford B. Hayes and His America by Harry Barnard
#20 The Life and Work of James A. Garfield by John Clark Ridpath
#21 Chester Alan Arthur by Zachary Karabell
#22 An Honest President. The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers
#23 Benjamin Harrison by Charles W. Calhoun
#24 An Honest President. The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers
#25 Life of William McKinley by Samuel Fallows. ed
#26 Theodore Roosevelt: A Life by Nathan Miller
#27 William Howard Taft: The President Who Became Chief Justice by Bill Severn
#28 The Life of Woodrow Wilson by Josephus Daniels
#29 The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times by Francis Russell
#30 Calvin Coolidge by Rita Stevens
#31 Herbert Hoover, a Biography by Eugene Lyons
#32 F.D.R. An Intimate History by Nathan Miller
#32 "Hi-Ya Neighbor" by Ruth Stevens
#33 Truman by David McCullough
#34 Eisenhower Declassified by Virgil Pinkney
#35 A Question of Character, A Life of John F. Kennedy by Thomas C. Reeves
#35 Love, Jack by Gunilla Von Post
#36 Lyndon. An Oral Biography by Merle Miller
#37 The Arrogance of Power. The Secret World of Richard Nixon by Anthony Summers
#38 Gerald R. Ford by Douglas Brinkley
#40 Ronald Reagan. Fate, Freedom and the Making of History by John Patrick Diggins
#44 Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama

Ago 1, 2010, 3:45pm

37>> why is your ticker goal 46 when we only have 43 Presidents - are you including someone else?

Editado: Ago 2, 2010, 1:10am

Nope, I have a fat finger. I noticed after I made it and haven't got around to changing it yet - honey-do's - and there's more.

Ago 2, 2010, 1:11am

Done it now.

Ago 7, 2010, 10:22am

I have read:
1. George Washington: The Real George Washington by Jay Parry
3. Thomas Jefferson: Jefferson's Secrets
16. Abraham Lincoln: The Real Lincoln and Lincoln Unmasked both by Thomas J. DiLorenzo

Ago 7, 2010, 10:31am

Editado: Ago 15, 2010, 10:22am

Here's my list to date:
(note not all the touchstones are accurate)

George Washington
Washington: The Indispensable Man – James Thomas Flexner
His Excellency George Washington – Joseph J. Ellis

John Adams
John Adams – David McCullough

Thomas Jefferson
American Sphinx – Joseph Ellis
America Afire: Jefferson, Adams and the Revolutionary Election of 1800 – Bernard A. Weisberger

Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Empire – Robert V. Remini
Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Freedom – Robert V. Remini
Andrew Jackson and the Course of American Democracy – Robert V. Remini

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln – David Herbert Donald
The Case of Abraham Lincoln – Julie M. Fenster
The Great Comeback – Gary Ecelberger
Reelecting Lincoln – John C. Waugh

Theodore Roosevelt
The River of Doubt – Candice Millard
Four Hats in the Ring – Lewis L. Gould
The Warrior and the Priest – John Milton Cooper, Jr.

Harry Truman
Truman -- David McCullough

John Kennedy
President Kennedy – Richard Reeves
JFK: Reckless Youth – Nigel Hamilton
The Crisis Years – Michael R. Beschloss
Kennedy’s Wars – Lawrence Freedman
1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon – David Pietrusza

Lyndon Johnson
The Path to Power – Robert A. Caro
Means of Ascent – Robert A. Caro
Master of the Senate – Robert A. Caro
Taking Charge -- Michael R. Beschloss
Reaching For Glory -- Michael R. Beschloss
Mutual Contempt – Jeff Shesol

Richard Nixon
Nixon: The Education of a Politician – Stephen E. Ambrose
Nixon: The Triumph of a Politician – Stephen E. Ambrose
President Nixon – Richard Reeves

Sep 10, 2010, 4:47pm

Oh darn! I really need to start tackling that list of bios for this year! I do have six ready to pick up--but so many books to read. *sigh*

Sep 23, 2010, 8:37pm

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Sep 22, 2012, 2:13pm

he Presidential Challenge is one I've been wanting to do for a while now. I think reading presidential biographies in chronological order will not only teach me about the presidents the USA has had, but also about the country's history. Since I'm not from the US, the only presidents I have any knowledge about is George Bush and Barack Obama, because I was old enough to pay attention to their elections and terms :D.

I've also made myself a wiki page, which can be found here.

Nov 3, 2014, 3:12pm

I thought I would bump the Ticker Topic to the top in case any newer members want to add their read list.

Nov 10, 2014, 3:33pm

Updated my ticker (Post #35) if anyone is interested.