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[personal profile] archersangel
for a while now i've wanted to read a book on/about each of the US presidents. i had read a truman biography by david mccullough a few years ago & liked it. but had been not really "into" reading stuff about the rest of the presidents.

however, this year with my book lender (formally booksfree) want to read list getting shorter i decided to give it a go. the problem is that for the more obscure presidents they don't have anything if you just search by name, sometimes it was just a collection of speeches they did, & even with looking stuff up on amazon & then looking to see if they have it, i only have 15 titles so far.

that said, there are 3 US presidents i'm not interested in reading about (the best president ever reagan, bush sr. & jr.) so that is 3 less i have to look for.

i have the first one (about washington) on the to-be-shipped list but it's a "rare book" so it might be awhile before i get it.

and it might take me longer that a year to do this.


1 the life of george washington by john marshall
2
3 autobiography of thomas jefferson
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22 (same as 24)
23
24 (same as 22)
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
32
33 truman by david mccullough
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35
36
37
38
39
40-not reading one on this guy
41-not reading one on this guy
42
43-not reading one on this guy
44

Date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 03:59 pm (UTC)
mr_picard: (Sir Patrick & I)
From: [personal profile] mr_picard

I know he's just VP but I've read Joe Biden's "Promises To Keep" and I really enjoyed it. Maybe it could be some sort of bonus book to read for you? I dunno. Just thought I'd mention it. :)

Date: Jan. 2nd, 2017 08:15 pm (UTC)
bluemeridian: (NF :: Reading with Ponytails)
From: [personal profile] bluemeridian
This is a really interesting idea for a reading goal.

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