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Lives of the Most Important American Presidents

Kevin R. C. Gutzman
The list author says: "These books are the latest, most readable, most reliable lives of the most important American presidents."
Washington: A Life
Washington: A Life
"Chernow writes wonderfully.  His book reflects the latest scholarship, and reading it is a pleasure."
John Adams
John Adams
"Never before had John Adams been a sexy topic.  Here is the second president, hero of the Revolution and perpetrator of the Sedition Act, warts and all."
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
"Few people have been written about more than Jefferson.  Professor Bernstein captures it all in his highly readable, wonderfully compact book."
James Madison and the Making of America
James Madison and the Making of America
"James Madison is one of a handful of presidents whose reputations would be better if they had never been president.  This new work tells the story of his extremely significant life."
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
"Jackson has always been controversial.  Meacham makes no excuses."
Sam Houston
Sam Houston
"Why is the fourth-largest American city called 'Houston?'  This account of the Texas president explains."
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
"Goodwin's book on Lincoln is the most popular ever."
Jefferson Davis, American
Jefferson Davis, American
"Jeff Davis was the only Confederate president -- a job he didn't want.  Dr. Cooper's biography garnered wide acclaim."
Colonel Roosevelt
Colonel Roosevelt
"Theodore Roosevelt, "the Republican Roosevelt," received his leading treatment from Edmund Morris."
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Traitor to His Class: The Privileged Life and Radical Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt
"The University of Texas's H. W. Brands lovingly shows how Franklin Roosevelt turned out to be so radical a president.  The children's song I learned when I was a kid said, "If anyone can be president, why not me?"  Roosevelt's story seems to be, "If anyone could be a radical, why not an aristocrat?""
Truman
Truman
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson
"Caro's account of Lyndon Johnson is unlikely ever to be topped.  It is a tour de force of research, writing, and psychological insight.  No wonder LBJ's pals hated it -- and everyone else loves it."
President Nixon: Alone in the White House
President Nixon: Alone in the White House
"Reeves wrote an outstanding book on John Kennedy, and here is his account of the far, far more important Richard Nixon."
President Reagan: The Role Of A Lifetime
President Reagan: The Role Of A Lifetime
"Lou Cannon knew Reagan for decades, first in California and then in the White House, where he had special access.  A great history."