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.""
"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."