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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 booklender (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 the last founding father: james monroe and a nation's call to greatness by harlow giles unger
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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