US Presidents

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One of the things that happens when you read biographies of all the presidents is that you read about vaguely boring Presidents like Martin Van Buren. (For a less boring taken on Van Buren, here’s Seinfeld and “the Van Buren Boys.”) But he did some interesting things, usually not while …

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My Presidential reading list got waylaid for a little while last year with Andrew Jackson and American Lion. This book sat on my nightstand for too long, but I finally finished it over the weekend. President’s Day weekend no less! So. Andrew Jackson. Old Hickory. Generally, I enjoyed the read, …

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via whitehouse.gov James Monroe was the last of the Virginian Presidents who were 4 out of first 5 presidents. He was also the last President to have fought in the Revolutionary War. Mostly, we remember Monroe now for the Monroe Doctrine, which asserted that no other power could interfere in …

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via whitehouse.gov I read a short biography of Madison, our fourth president, in my Presidential reading series. The book is from the American President series, which was also the series I chose for George H.W. Bush. I suspect it will be the only option when I get to presidents like …

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My Presidential reading list took a detour with the inclusion of Alexander Hamilton. After several of the biographies (Adams and Washington especially), it became clear that Hamilton and Ben Franklin were incredible forces in their own right and deserved to be included with my reading list. But the Hamilton Biography …

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via youtube.com I hadn’t seen this one about Hamilton. Thanks Mary M. But there’s a series of videos about historical events narrated by drunk people starring famous people reenacting exactly what the drunk people say. I’m also a fan of this one: Drunk History Vol. 5 w/ Will Ferrell, Don …

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via whitehouse.gov I finished a short biography of George HW Bush over the weekend (the book I read was by Timothy Naftali and it’s part of the American Presidents series). Bush was the first President in my presidential reading list who didn’t have a wealth of biographies to choose from–my …

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via whitehouse.gov I was moved by the Adams biography. Having seen the mini-series last year, I enjoyed the re-tread of his life and the greater detail. I thought he was a fascinating man, and his stamp on the country rather large. He nominated George Washington to lead the army (apparently …

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