Posts Tagged ‘US Presidents’

Book Review: Washington – A Life by Ron Chernow

I bought this book. All pictures were taken by me on our tripp to Mt. Vernon. Click on the picture to read the trip journal. My rating for Washington: A Life – 5 About: “Washington: A Life” by Ron Chernow is an encompassing biography of George Washington.  This  marvelous book breaks the wooden image of Washington and […]

Book Review: John Quincy Adams by Paul C. Nagel

I borrowed this book from the local library. I set a goal to read, in order, all of the biographies of the presidents of the United States who have passed away. My rating for John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life – 4 About: “John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life” […]

Book Review: James Monroe by Gary Hart

The book is a good discussion starter about President Monroe, it is by no means a complete biography, but it’s not meant to be either.  The narrow scope of the book is interesting, concise and well written; a welcomed introduction a president many have forgotten.

Book Review: James Madison by Garry Wills

I borrowed this book from the local library. I set a goal to read, in order, all of the biographies of the presidents of the United States who have passed away. 184 pages Publisher: Times Books Language: English ISBN-10: 0805069054 My rat­ing for James Madison — 3 Buy James Madison from Amazon.com* More Books by […]

Book Review: American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson by Joseph J. Ellis

An elegant, informative and well researched book, yet a bit strange and differs from other biographies

Book Review: John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams, an interesting figure, was a person with a high standard of integrity, a standard which drove him all his life.  The president’s relations with his contemporaries such as Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton and especially Thomas Jefferson were intriguing and fascinating.

Book Review: His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis

The one aspect of this biography which made an impression on me is the author’s ability to connect the dots when considering why Washington, as he got older, acted in a certain way or made a certain decision.  Mr. Ellis traces event back in Washington’s earlier life which explain, or try at least, his course of action.

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