Woodrow Wilson, it seems to be, was the first modern President. A man who ran the office as a Prime Minister with reform-oriented goals.
The Bully Pulpit by Doris Kearns Goodwin could be considered three books in one. Two biographies and a history of investigative journalism
After reading this book, I agree with the author that Grover Cleveland deserves to be better remembers than just a trivia answer
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
James K. Polk, Vol. 2: Continentalist, 1843-1846 offers a critical analysis of President James K. Polk’s achievements and how they impacted the United States
Discover the fascinating rise of James K. Polk in Tennessee and on the national political scene in this engaging biography by Charles Grier Sellers
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
A wonderful conclusion to the award-winning trilogy. The biography starts after Roosevelt has left the White House, and follows him until his death