American Presidency -Part One, "The Greats"

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The list author says: "Not long ago, my brother asked me to compose a list of the best books on the presidency. This is an interest of mine, and a class I once taught in a local High School, using Clinton Rossiter's book on the American Presidency. This list summarizes the best books on our two "Great" Presidents, Washington and Lincoln. Part 2 will focus on the "Near Greats," Part 3 will be concerned with the "Disasters," and Part 4 will list the "Inbetweens.""
Washington: The Indispensable Man
1.  Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner
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  "Considered by many to be the best, it has its critics. If you are looking for a full biography on Washington, not just covering the years of the presidency, this may be the book for you. Try also Freeman. Very readable, but a bit brief in my opinion."
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Washington
2.  Washington by Richard Barksdale Harwell
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  "Harwell does a good job of pulling together and redacting DS Freeman's epic 7 Volumes. If you have the time, and can afford it, get his seven volume non-abridged version."
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George Washington. A Biography.
3.  George Washington. A Biography. by Douglas Southall Freeman
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  "The seven volumes...."
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His Excellency: George Washington
4.  His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
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  "A most current biography that is very readable and dependable. Nothing new, but a very enjoyable read!"
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George Washington : Writings (Library of America)
5.  George Washington : Writings (Library of America) by George Washington
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  "His own writings and speeches."
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Lincoln
6.  Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
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  "The best biography of Lincoln ever produced. Start here!"
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Abraham Lincoln
7.  Abraham Lincoln by James M. McPherson
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  "Short, and very readable, by one of my favorite historians. See also his volume on Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief."
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
8.  Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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  "Very current, and a fine analysis of what made Lincoln great as the head executive."
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Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Library of Religious Biography)
9.  Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President (Library of Religious Biography) by Allen C. Guelzo
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  "A fascinating book that is an intellectual biography of a leader whose political, moral and religious thought shaped and guided our nation at the time of its greatest crisis."
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Lincoln : Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865 (Library of America)
10.  Lincoln : Speeches and Writings : 1859-1865 (Library of America) by Abraham Lincoln
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  "His own speeches and writings."
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Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies)
11.  Lincoln: A Photobiography (Houghton Mifflin social studies) by Russell Freedman
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  "Written for children, the content is great, and the photos better."
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The American Presidency
12.  The American Presidency by Clinton L. Rossiter
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  "Written and focused on the modern Presidency, it is helpful nonetheless."
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