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Brian Lamb (1) (1941–)

Author of Booknotes: Stories from American History

For other authors named Brian Lamb, see the disambiguation page.

26 Works 1,726 Members 20 Reviews

About the Author

Brian Lamb, the founding CEO of C-SPAN, has been the host of Booknotes since its inception in 1989. He lives in Arlington, Virginia

Series

Works by Brian Lamb

Booknotes: Stories from American History (2001) — Editor — 457 copies
The good campaigns guide (1997) 2 copies

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Reviews

Informative and entertaining to find out how 109 writers talk about their writing process and book careers: from interviews on C-Span' s tv show "Booknotes"
 
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betty_s | 4 other reviews | Sep 7, 2023 |
Lots of fun facts about the presidents.
 
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Castinet | 3 other reviews | Dec 11, 2022 |
Some may find this book misleading, as it doesn't really explore the presidential rankings beyond surface-level explanations as to why Lincoln is the best and Buchanan is the worst. Even still, this works as a bite-sized look at every US president, their major accomplishments, their biggest faults, and their overall legacy.
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keithlaf | 3 other reviews | Sep 27, 2022 |
This is a book where all the United States Presidents were rated and ranked from the best and the worst. President Trump is not rated does have an afterward article. This was a massive undertaking by C-SPAN and is endlessly inviting to dip into. Lincoln, Washington, FDR and Teddy Roosevelt come out at the top; and James Buchanan (43rd), Andrew Johnson, (42nd), Franklin Pierce (41), Warren G. Harding (40) came out at the bottom. Interesting there is a short table at the end of the book where the 2017 rankings were compared with those from 2009 and 2000. Fromm 2000 to 2017, the two presidents who seemed to gain rank were Ulysses Grant (33 to 22) and Bill Clinton (21 to 15). Slippmg were Andrew Jackson (from 13 to 18), Grover Cleveland (17 to 23) and Rutherford Hayes (26-32).… (more)
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vpfluke | 3 other reviews | Sep 14, 2019 |

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