Biographies of the Presidents of the United States

Goal: Memorize the History of the U.S. Presidents

Using helpful guides like this one:

1. George Washington
Washington: A Life (2010) by Ron Chernow

2. John Adams
John Adams (2001) by David McCullough

3. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power (2012) by Jon Meacham

4. James Madison
James Madison (2011) by Richard Brookhiser

5. James Monroe
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe (2009) by Harlow Unger

6. John Quincy Adams
John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life (1997) by Paul Nagel

7. Andrew Jackson
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (2008) by Jon Meacham

8. Martin van Buren

9. William Henry Harrison
Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer: William Henry Harrison (2007) by Robert Owens

10. John Tyler
John Tyler: The Accidental President (2006) by Edward Crapol

11. James K. Polk
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk (2009) by Robert Merry

12. Zachary Taylor

13. Millard Fillmore

14. Andrew Pierce

15. James Buchanan

16. Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005) by Doris Kearns Goodwin
A. Lincoln: A Biography (2009) by Ronald C. White Jr.
Lincoln (1995) by David Herbert Donald

17. Andrew Johnson
Impeached: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy (2009) by David Stewart

18. Ulysses S. Grant
Grant (2017) by Ron Chernow

19. Rutherford B. Hayes

20. James A. Garfield
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President (2011) by Candice Millard

21. Chester A. Arthur

22. Grover Cleveland

23. Benjamin Harrison

24. Grover Cleveland

25. William McKinley
President McKinley: Architect of the American Century (2017) by Robert Merry

26. Theodore Roosevelt
Mornings on Horseback (1981) by David McCullough
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Vol I) (1979)
Theodore Rex (Vol II) (2001)
Colonel Roosevelt (Vol III) (2010)

27. William Howard Taft

28. Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson: A Biography (2009) by John Milton Cooper

29. Warren G. Harding

30. Calvin Coolidge
Coolidge (2013) by Amity Shlaes

31. Herbert Hoover

32. Franklin D. Roosevelt
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt (1994) by Doris Kearns Goodwin

33. Harry S. Truman
Truman (1992) by David McCullough

34. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Eisenhower in War and Peace (2012) by Jean Edward Smith

35. John F. Kennedy
An Unfinished Life: JFK 1917-1963 (2003) by Robert Dallek

36. Lyndon B. Johnson

37. Richard Nixon

38. Gerald Ford

39. Jimmy Carter

40. Ronald Reagan

41. George H. W. Bush

42. Bill Clinton

43. George W. Bush

44. Barack Obama

45. Donald Trump

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