Tag Archives: President

Upstairs At The White House by J.B. West

For nearly 30 years, J.B. West worked for the first families of the White House, as Chief Usher.  His book shares the intimate details of his job, the Presidents and First Ladies he worked for, from Franklin Delano and Eleanor … Continue reading

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Better Than Sex by Hunter S. Thompson

Known as the “doctor” of Gonzo Journalism, Hunter S. Thompson was the first to combine political activism with snark in the world of political reporting.  Better Than Sex: Confessions of a Political Junkie takes us on a ride through Thompson’s time … Continue reading

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The Impeachment Of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter

What would have happened if John Wilkes Booth’s assassin’s bullet had not been fatal?  Stephen L. Carter takes on that question as he presents a thrilling mystery in The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln.  Set two years after the assassination attempt, … Continue reading

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41: A Portrait Of My Father by George W. Bush

In the introduction, the younger Bush tells of a visit he had with the famed historian David McCullough.  During the course of their conversation, McCullough relates that one of the biggest disappointments of written history was the fact that John … Continue reading

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Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly

Having just read Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, I was interested to read more about the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, and Bill O’Reilly’s book didn’t disappoint.  Every child learns in history class that President Abraham Lincoln was … Continue reading

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Truman by David McCullough

I’m still trying to finish my 52 Books Around the USA Challenge for 2013.  With only a handful of books left, I’m eager to get through them and move on to the 2014 challenge.  And my Missouri pick, Truman, all … Continue reading

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Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen E. Ambrose

This is a compilation of the two volume biography that Ambrose had earlier released.  It’s a slightly condensed version, but it certainly isn’t lacking.  Dwight D. Eisenhower’s history is fascinating and for good reason.  He was the commander in chief … Continue reading

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