I loved reading about these great man, who were after all just humans as we all are. Eisenhower’s legendary passion for golf, Johnson’s humane side and the pride of his roots,
The author states that this part of Roosevelt’s life is often glossed over by biographers and historians, they don’t see it as very important. As well all know, however, it is the small moments, the unassuming ones which catch us off guard that sometimes create the deepest impact
An excellent biography of a President who was probably the most influential person to hold office between Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln
The most fascinating part, for me, was how each person governed before and after office as if the office was sacred and kept it that way despite political differences.
The book follows Reagan from his youth, his Hollywood career, his presidency (which gets the lion share of the book of course) and to his death.
A non-fiction account of the assassination of President James A. Garfield. Mr. Garfield was the 20th President of these United States and the second one to be assassinated in office.
Article first published as Book Review: Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands on Blogcritics. About: Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands is a biography of the 7th President of the United States. Currently Professor Brands (@hwbrands) is tweeting the history of American in haiku, very original, entertaining, educational and highly recommended. I read this book as part of a goal to read, in order, all of the biographies of the presidents of the United States who have passed away. 656 pages Publisher: Anchor Language: English ISBN-10: 1400030722 My rating for Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times — 5 Buy this book in paper or in electronic format* More Books by H. W. Brands Thoughts: Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands manages to convey just how complex Andrew Jackson was as a person, husband, general and president. The book brings to life its subject by combining history and literary methods to make an interesting and fascinating profile. Even though many people have forgotten about President Jackson (even though he is much better known than other presidents) he had led a full and exciting life. Mr. Brands starts, where else, in the beginning being born into poverty, fighting the British…
As much as reading about the Founding Fathers is interesting, for me the real fascinating aspects of the book were the parts about the common soldiers, bystanders and even camp followers.
Article first published as Book Review: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) on Blogcritics. About: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation Nadja Baer (Adapter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator) is an adaptation of the supreme law of the land in these United States. Dr. Katie Monnin, assistant professor of literacy at the University of North Florida, produced a curriculum guide (target towards 8th grade level) to supplement the comic book which is available free of charge at http://maupinhouse.com/constitutioncurriculum 80 pages Publisher: Writers Of The Round Table Press (April 16, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1610660250 Buy this Comic Graphic Adaptation in paper or in electronic format. Thoughts: Right off the bat I liked that the author included the Founding Fathers in the title of this comic graphic adaptation. The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic Graphic Adaptation by Nadja Baer (Adapter | website | Twitter), Thomas Jefferson (Author), John Adams (Author), Thomas Paine (Author), James Madison (Author) and Nathan Lueth (Illustrator | website | Twitter) takes the US Constitution and, using the original text, presents it in an easy to understand graphical format. This is a short book but,…
Article first published as Book Review: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard on Blogcritics. About: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard is a non-fiction book detailing the President’s travels in Brazil. This fascinating account is a must read for fans of the President or adventurers who travel the region. 432 pages Publisher: Doubleday; First Edition edition ISBN: 0385507968 My rating for The River of Doubt – 5 Great price on this book in paper or electronic format through the Man of la Book Affiliate Account More books by Candice Millard Thoughts: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt’s Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (website) tells of the extraordinary expedition led by Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon and his co-commander, ex-President Theodore Roosevelt, down the unexplored tributaries of the Amazon in 1914. The rigorous 400 mile trip down Rio da Duvida (River of Doubt) tested the stamina, intellect, courage and sense of adventure of all of those in the party. Even though Roosevelt and most everyone in the party were experience in the tribulations of exploring parts of the unknown world, they were unprepared for this trip. From the beginning they had problems, the boats were too big, the river too shallow, the food,…