The List of every bio I will read this year
There are officially 45 Presidents, Donald J. Trump being our 45th. However, there have been 44 different Presidents because Grover Cleveland who served as President on two separate occasions (1885-89 & 1893-97) is counted twice. This being said, this is my list of biographies that I plan to read this year!
#1: George Washington. His Excellency by Joseph Ellis
#2: John Adams. John Adams by David McCullough
#3: Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power by Jon Meacham
#4: James Madison. James Madison by Richard Brookhiser
#5: James Monroe. The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness by Harlow Unger
#6: John Quincy Adams. John Quincy Adams by Harlow Unger
#7: Andrew Jackson. American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House by Jon Meacham
#8: Martin Van Buren. Martin Van Buren from the American Presidents Series
#9: William Henry Harrison. Mr. Jefferson’s Hammer by Robert Owens
#10: John Tyler. John Tyler, the Accidental President by Edward Crapol
#11: James K. Polk. Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter Borneman
#12: Zachary Taylor. Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesmen of the Old Southwest by Jack Bauer
#13: Millard Fillmore. Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President by Robert Rayback
#14: Franklin Pierce. Franklin Pierce from the Presidents Series
#15: James Buchanan. James Buchanan from the Presidents Series
#16: Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln by David Donald
#17: Andrew Johnson. Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln’s Legacy by David Stewart by May 19
#18: Ulysses S. Grant. Grant by Jean Smith by June 2
#19: Rutherford B. Hayes. Rutherford B. Hayes from the Presidents Series by June 9
#20: James Garfield. Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard by June 16
#21: Chester Arthur. The Unexpected President by Scott Greenberger by June 20
#22: Grover Cleveland. Grover Cleveland from the Presidents Series by June 25
#23: Benjamin Harrison. Benjamin Harrison from the Presidents Series by June 30.
#24: Grover Cleveland. Grover Cleveland from the Presidents Series (same as above ^)
#25: William McKinley. The President and the Assassin by Scott Miller by July 8.
#26: Teddy Roosevelt. Morning on Horseback by David McCullough by July 16.
#27: William Taft. William Howard Taft from the Presidents Series by July 21.
#28: Woodrow Wilson. Woodrow Wilson and the Roots of Modern Liberalism by Ronald Pestritto by July 27.
#29: Warren Harding. Warren G. Harding from the Presidents Series by August 1.
#30: Calvin Coolidge. Coolidge by Amity Shales by August 17.
#31: Herbert Hoover. Herbert Hoover from the Presidents Series by August 23.
#32: Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR by Jean Edward Smith by Sept 14.
#33: Harry Truman. Harry S. Truman from the Presidents Series by Sept 19
#34: Dwight Eisenhower. Dwight D. Eisenhower from the Presidents Series by Sept 24
#35: JFK. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek by Oct 16
#36: LBJ. Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream by Doris Kearns Goodwin by Oct 27
#37: Richard Nixon. Richard M. Nixon from the Presidents Series by Nov 1
#38: Gerald Ford. Gerald R. Ford from the Presidents Series by Nov 6
#39: Jimmy Carter. Jimmy Carter from Presidents Series by Nov 11
#40: Ronald Reagan. Reagan: American Icon by Iwan Morgan by Nov 21
#41: George H. Bush. Destiny and Power by Jon Meacham by Dec 13
#42: Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton from the Presidents Series by Dec 17
#43: George W. Bush. George W. Bush from the Presidents Series by Dec 21
#44: Barack Obama. Dreams From My Father by Obama by Dec 25
#45: Donald Trump. Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward by Dec 31
Thanks for reading!!