My Favorite Presidential Biographies


President’s Day makes me think of the many fascinating men who’ve held the office–and of the books about them I’ve read. But first, I must tell you I’m a serious collector of books on both Roosevelts and a less serious one on books on Kennedy and Lincoln–both of those collections were begun with book inherited from my paternal grandmother.

Here then are my choices:


For the record, Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough is my favorite. Another day, I’ll post my favorite First Lady biographies–I collect on them as well.

Happy President’s Day


10 thoughts on “My Favorite Presidential Biographies

    1. Coolidge does matter! And there’s such a sad story in that family. One of the saddest in First Lady/First Family stories, too. Warren Harding matters too–very much like today in a few ways [not taking political sides!!!]. Good to have you back so soon. I need to see what you’ve been up to, Lizzie!


  1. What a happy post to stumble on today! I have in my 2018 goals to read at least 5 history books with a focus on biographies….Teddy Roosevelt is a priority. I have Bully Pulpit and Mornings on Horseback. I just read one called The True Flag about Roosevelt’s role in expansionist policies which was interesting and a good start for me. Next up is definitely the McCullough! And I would LOVE to see your post about First Lady biographies!

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