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1953-1961 Dwight Eisenhower

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1945-1953 Harry S. Truman

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1961-1963 John F. Kennedy

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1963-1969 Lyndon Johnson

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Democrat
1969-1974 Richard Nixon

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Republican
1974-1977 Gerald Ford

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Republican
1977-1981 Jimmy Carter

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1981-1989 Ronald Reagan

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Republican
1989-1993 George Bush Sr.

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1993-2001 Bill Clinton

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Democrat
2001-2009 George W. Bush

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2009-2017 Barack Obama

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Books and debates by and about Past Presidents




President Harry S Truman


The Wit & Wisdom of Harry Truman

by Ralph Keyes

Plain Speaking

by Merle Miller

State of the Union messages to Congress,

1946-1952


President Dwight Eisenhower


Waging Peace, 1956-1961

by Pres. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ike and Dick

by Jeffrey Frank

100 Valuable Leadership Lessons from 10 U.S. Presidents

by George Ilian

State of the Union messages to Congress,

1953-1960


President John F. Kennedy


A Question of Character

by Thomas Reeves

Kennedy

by Ted Sorensen

A Thousand Days

by Arthur Schlesinger

True Compass

by Sen. Ted Kennedy

A Nation of Immigrants

by John F. Kennedy

A Patriot`s Handbook

by Caroline Kennedy

Profiles in Courage

by John F. Kennedy

Profiles In Courage For Our Time

by Caroline Kennedy


President Lyndon Johnson


A Very Human President

by Jack Valenti

Tragedy of Lyndon Johnson

by Eric F. Goldman

Johnson's State of the Union speeches

1964-1969

The Lyndon Johnson Story

by Booth Mooney

Taking Charge

by Michael Beschloss

The Passage of Power

by Robert Caro

My brother, Lyndon

by Sam Houston Johnson


President Richard Nixon


Nixon's Ten Commandments of Statecraft

by James Humes

The Real War

by Richard Nixon

The Presidential Transcripts

by by the Washington Post

Seize the Moment

by Richard Nixon

In the Arena

by Richard Nixon

The Kennedy-Nixon Debates

Sept.-Oct. 1960

Kennedy & Nixon

by Chris Matthews

RN: The Memoirs

by Richard Nixon


President Gerald Ford


Profiles In Courage For Our Time

by Caroline Kennedy

A Time to Heal

by Gerald R. Ford

63 Documents

by Gov. Jesse Ventura

Shadow: Five Presidents
and the Legacy of Watergate

by Bob Woodward


President Jimmy Carter


The Carter-Ford Debates

Sept.-Oct. 1976

Keeping Faith

by Jimmy Carter

A Government As Good As Its People

by Jimmy Carter

An Hour Before Daylight

by Jimmy Carter

How Jimmy Won

by Kandy Stroud

Jimmy Who?

by Leslie Wheeler

Our Endangered Values

by Jimmy Carter

Power Lines: Two Years on South Africa's Borders

by Jason Carter


President Ronald Reagan


Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation

by Ronald Reagan

The Role of a Lifetime

by Lou Cannon

Dutch

by Edmund Morris

Reagan's America

by Garry Wills

For the Record

by Donald T. Regan

The Test of our Times

by Gov. Tom Ridge


President George H. Bush


The Clinton-Bush-Perot Debates

Oct. 1992

All the Best

by George Bush Sr.

The Family: The Real Story
of the Bush Dynasty

by Kitty Kelley

My Father, My President

by Doro Bush Koch

Heartbeat

by John McGrath

The Greatest Generation

by Tom Brokaw


President Bill Clinton


Between Hope and History

by Bill Clinton

Back to Work

by Bill Clinton

Giving

by Bill Clinton

My Life

by Bill Clinton

The Dysfunctional President

by Paul M. Fick, PhD

The Choice

by Bob Woodward

For Love of Politics

by Sally Bedell Smith

State of the Union

by Thomas Blood and Bruce Henderson

The Blair Years

by Alastair Campbell

The Agenda

by Bob Woodward

Friends in High Places

by Webb Hubbell

The Natural

by Joe Klein

Partners in Power

by Roger Morris

A Woman in Charge

by Carl Bernstein

Living History

by Hillary Rodham Clinton

God and Hillary Clinton

by Paul Kengor


President George W. Bush


A Charge To Keep

by George W. Bush

Decision Points

by George W. Bush

The Price of Loyalty

by Ron Suskind

A Matter of Character

by Ronald Kessler

No Higher Honor

by Condoleezza Rice

Courage and Consequence

by Karl Rove

The Faith Of George W. Bush

by Stephen Mansfield

The Right Man

by David Frum

Fortunate Son

by J. H. Hatfield

Shrub

by Molly Ivins

Worse Than Watergate

by John W. Dean

The Assault on Reason,

by Al Gore

Jeb! America's Next Bush

by S.V. Date

Bush At War
(part I)
by Bob Woodward

Plan of Attack
(part II)
by Bob Woodward

State of Denial
(part III)
by Bob Woodward

Rise of the Vulcans

by James Mann

What Happened

by Scott McClellan

In My Time
(part II)
by Dick Cheney

Spoken from the Heart
(part III)
by Laura Bush


President Barack Obama


The Audacity of Hope

by Barack Obama

Dreams from My Father

by Barack Obama

Hopes and Dreams

by Steve Dougherty

Ten Letters

by Eli Saslow

The Obamians

by James Mann

The Promise

by Jonathan Alter

What Obama Means

by Jabari Asim

Obama and the Empire

by Fidel Castro

The FAITH of Barack Obama

by Stephen Mansfield

Obama: From Promise to Power

by David Mendell

Barack Obama For Beginners

by Bob Neer

Obama's Challenge

by Robert Kuttner


Multiple Presidents

Hopes and Prospects

by Noam Chomsky

Bill sponsorship archives

from the Library of Congress

Slouching Towards Gomorrah

by Robert Bork

The 100

by Simon Maier and Jeremy Kourdi

In the President`s Secret Service

by Ronald Kessler

The American Presidency Project

Collected Speeches

The Re-Greening of the GOP

by Cameron Lynch


                                                                                                                                                                               
  

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