US Presidents Challenge (USPC)

Reading about all the former presidents will show what has lead up to the historical events that are being made in 2009.
My sister and I are both members here and have an interest in history. We decided to read about all the previous presidents to see how history was affected by this office of government. We thought we would open the challenge to everyone else and see who else was interested. We didn't want to interfere with all the yearly challenges that are out there, so we thought we would make ours a little more flexible so that some of these books could be used in other challenges. That said, here are the rules of the great US Presidential Challenge:
1.Read a Biography or Autobiography of each of the men who have served as President of the United States of America. Some may be harder to find than others so if you find a good account for a particular president, please let the rest of us know.
2. No fictional accounts can be counted.
3 .The books can be read in any order you want.
4. Previously read bios can be counted provided you remember the name of the book.
5. The 43 books should be finished before the next Presidential election in 2012. (I know that Obama is going to be the 44th President but Grover Cleveland is in there twice.) Should Mr. Obama be re-elected we will extend the deadline.

***It's been decided to extend to 2016. Who ever is President at that time should also be included.

We are going to have a separate thread for each President as well as a thread where we can post our tickers to show how far we have gotten. I have also added a thread for any books that we read related to the First Ladies and books that are great background for a particular President but not a biography.
As we get more interesting suggestions/ideas we can improve our group.

We resolve to avoid displaying a pro or con stand on the actions of specific presidents (especially the recent ones). Let's limit ourselves to learning about the issues each man faced and how he handled them, and gaining an understanding of how those actions affected the nation and the world - and stay away from labeling them right or wrong.

If you come across any interesting insights, be sure to let us all know


Happy reading!

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35 - John F Kennedy 17swimmergirl1, May 17ignore
Anyone still reading? 50LisaMorr, April 28ignore
4- James Madison 75swimmergirl1, April 28ignore
3 - Thomas Jefferson 103tess_schoolmarm, April 1ignore
34 - Dwight D Eisenhower 16swimmergirl1, February 1ignore
Books related at the Presidents - not biographies 49swimmergirl1, January 20ignore
33 - Harry S Truman 39swimmergirl1, January 2ignore
31 - Herbert Hoover 26Hamburgerclan, November 2016ignore
1 George Washington 114tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
Presidential Dinner Party 12tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
Presidential Biographies reviews - resource 6LisaMorr, October 2016ignore
Presidential In-Laws in the White House 2tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
Presidential Scandals 12tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
2 John Adams 100tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
30 - Calvin Coolidge 13tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
29 - Warren G Harding 14tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
28 - Woodrow Wilson 30tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
41 - George Herbert Walker Bush 7tess_schoolmarm, October 2016ignore
32 - Franklin D. Roosevelt 18swimmergirl1, October 2016ignore
Books by the Presidents 2swimmergirl1, September 2016ignore
40 Ronald Reagan 18gmillar, September 2016ignore
8 Martin Van Buren 24LisaMorr, July 2016ignore
17 - Andrew Johnson 13Bill_Masom, April 2016ignore
15 - James Buchanan 35Bill_Masom, March 2016ignore
26 - Theodore Roosevelt 41rosalita, December 2015ignore
27 - William Howard Taft 9weejane, October 2015ignore
President's Families 2gmillar, June 2015ignore
25 - William McKinley 10swimmergirl1, May 2015ignore
First Ladies 30swimmergirl1, May 2015ignore
44 - Barack Obama 28gmillar, March 2015ignore
39 - James Carter 7drneutron, March 2015ignore
23 - Benjamin Harrison 10swimmergirl1, March 2015ignore
18 - Ulysses S. Grant 18Bill_Masom, March 2015ignore
22- Grover Cleveland 9swimmergirl1, March 2015ignore
21 - Chester A. Arthur 8swimmergirl1, February 2015ignore
20 - James A Garfield 22swimmergirl1, January 2015ignore
16 - Abraham Lincoln 66swimmergirl1, January 2015ignore
Beyond the presidents 17swimmergirl1, January 2015ignore
Presidential Tickers 49Bill_Masom, November 2014ignore
7 - Andrew Jackson 37LisaMorr, October 2014ignore
19 - Rutherford B Hayes 12swimmergirl1, July 2014ignore
14 - Franklin Pierce 18Bill_Masom, April 2014ignore
38- Gerald R Ford 6drneutron, March 2014ignore
13 - Millard Fillmore 25Bill_Masom, March 2014ignore
12 - Zachary Taylor 24Bill_Masom, March 2014ignore
11- James K. Polk 25swimmergirl1, January 2014ignore
10-John Tyler 23swimmergirl1, January 2014ignore
9 William Henry Harrison 27swimmergirl1, January 2014ignore
6 John Quincy Adams 69swimmergirl1, January 2014ignore
5 - James Monroe 38swimmergirl1, January 2014ignore
36 - Lyndon B. Johnson 16Garp83, November 2013ignore
Joining group & starting Presidents with our first; George Washington 3gmillar, September 2013ignore
37 - Richard M Nixon 24Garp83, March 2013ignore
General 89tututhefirst, February 2013ignore
Rank the Presidents and compare 41tloeffler, January 2013ignore
Washington Post Picks the "Best" Presidential Bios! 3jbd1, November 2012ignore
Ticker topic still active? 6Samantha_kathy, September 2012ignore
Also Rans 2TopekaRev, February 2012ignore
43 - George W. Bush 17corgiiman, December 2011ignore
Lincoln/Obama as readers 3morryb, May 2011ignore
42 - William Clinton 14varielle, February 2011ignore
World Yellow Pages for Higher studies 4Garp83, February 2011ignore
Children in the White House 8varielle, October 2010ignore
Vice Presidents 4infopump, October 2010ignore
C-Span's presidential rankings 11Garp83, September 2010ignore
Just joined up and found this group... 4auntmarge64, July 2010ignore
Easton Press Library of the Presidents 2billiejean, April 2010ignore
American Presidents series 19corgiiman, April 2010ignore
List of all the Presidents 18infopump, October 2009ignore
Procedural Question re: The Glory and the Dream 5tututhefirst, October 2009ignore
reading in order? 26gmillar, August 2009ignore
Ranking Presidents by Their Lifetime Contributions to the Country 12Garp83, August 2009ignore
Presidential Buddies 1bfertig, April 2009ignore
Presidential In-Laws 1Prop2gether, January 2009ignore

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