Presidential Biographies-I Seek Recommendations

I am a fan of biographies of American Presidents. I am looking for recommendations from those of you on RMG. Let’s start a list.

The Presidents that I have covered in my somewhat limited quest to learn about as many Presidents as possible (except Carter), include the following:


John Adams



Andrew Jackson-Just picked up American Lion


Teddy Roosevelt




George W. Bush

I probably will read Goodwin’s LBJ book and have tried with little luck reading Grant’s autobiography. Grant may have been a great General and a decent President, but he was a tedious writer. Also for what it is worth I have no interest in an Obama book simply because he is so new and Carter-like.

I know help is on the way. I would greatly appreciate recommendations from RMG folks. Thanks.  

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