This is an excellent biography with fantastic collections of charts, pictures, and maps. His time as a new General is something I found to be most interesting
James Buchanan is not portrayed as a monster, or bad administrator. He was a very capable, gentleman, excellent lawyer, and active in his community
Lincoln’s ability to let go of personal slights is one of his attributes, infusing his administration with talented individuals, albeit with large egos
If this wasn’t a history book, I would have thought that The Death of a President by William Manchester is a Shakespearean tragedy
I enjoyed reading John Tyler, the Accidental President and learned a lot about a President whose name most Americans won’t even recognize.
Relying on documents relating to Harrison’s activity in Indiana from the Indiana Historical Society, the author provides a window into frontier challenges
I enjoyed The Unexpected President, despite the lack of documents left to us by Arthur. He destroyed all his papers towards the end of his life.
Historian Ron Chernow takes the time to dispel the many rumors, innuendos, and flat-out misinformation campaigns levied against President Grant
On 17 December, 1862 Major-General Ulysses S. Grant issued his infamous General Order No. 11 expelling all Jews from his military district
John Adams, an interesting figure with a high standard of integrity, a standard which drove him all his life. His contemporaries were intriguing and fascinating