02 December 2012

 

Presidential Biographies: Washington through Buchanan

Here's the start of the long-promised bibliography for my presidential biography reading. All links to Amazon. Full disclosure: I am an Amazon affiliate and will receive a meager subsidy if you purchase any of the books by following the links below.

No. Start End President Born Died Biography
1 30 APR 1789 4 MAR 1797 George Washington 22 FEB 1732 14 DEC 1799 Flexner, John Thomas, Washington: The Indispensable Man, Back Bay Books, 1994
24 MAR 17974 MAR 1801John Adams30 OCT 17354 JUL 1826McCullough, David, John Adams, Simon and Shuster, 2001
34 MAR 18014 MAR 1809Thomas Jefferson14 APR 17434 JUL 1826Ellis, Joseph J., American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson, Vintage, 1998
44 MAR 18094 MAR 1817James Madison16 MAR 175128 JUN 1836Ketcham, Ralph, James Madison: A Biography, University of Virginia Press, 1990
54 MAR 18174 MAR 1825James Monroe28 APR 17584 JUL 1831Ammon, Harry, James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity (Signature Series), American Political Biography Press, 1998
64 MAR 18254 MAR 1829John Quincy Adams11 JUL 176723 FEB 1848Nagel, Paul, John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life, Harvard University Press, 1999
74 MAR 18294 MAR 1837Andrew Jackson15 MAR 17678 JUN 1845Brands, H. W., Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times, Anchor, 2006
84 MAR 18374 MAR 1841Martin Van Buren4 DEC 178224 JUL 1862Niven, John, Martin Van Buren : The Romantic Age of American Politics (Signature Series), American Political Biography Press, 2000
9 4 MAR 1841 4 APR 1841 William Henry Harrison 9 FEB 1773 4 APR 1841 Cleaves, Freeman, Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time, American Politcal Biography Press, 1990
10 4 APR 1841 4 MAR 1845 John Tyler 29 MAR 1790 18 JAN 1862 Chitwood, Oliver P., John Tyler: Champion of the Old South, American Politcal Biography Press, 1990
11 4 MAR 1845 4 MAR 1849 James K. Polk 2 NOV 1795 15 JUN 1849 Borneman, Walter R., Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America, Random House, 2008.
12 4 MAR 1849 9 JUL 1850 Zachary Taylor 24 NOV 1784 9 JUL 1850 Bauer, K. Jack, Zachary Taylor : Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest, Louisiana State University Press, 1993
13 9 JUL 1850 4 MAR 1853 Millard Fillmore 7 JAN 1800 8 MAR 1874 Rayback, Robert J., Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President, American Political Biography Press, 1992
14 4 MAR 1853 4 MAR 1857 Franklin Pierce 23 NOV 1804 8 OCT 1869 Wallner, Peter A., Franklin Pierce: New Hampshire's Favorite Son, Plaidswede Publishing, 2004
Wallner, Peter A., Franklin Pierce: Martyr for the Union, Plaidswede Publishing, 2007
15 4 MAR 1857 4 MAR 1861 James Buchanan 23 APR 1791 1 JUN 1868 Klein, Philip S., President James Buchanan: A Biography, American Political Biography Press, 1995

More to come as I take time to update. I'm currently rereading the first volume of Edmund Morris's three-volume set on Theodore Roosevelt.

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