US Presidents Challenge (USPC)


Reading about all the former presidents will show what has lead up to the historical events that are being made in 2009.
My sister and I are both members here and have an interest in history. We decided to read about all the previous presidents to see how history was affected by this office of government. We thought we would open the challenge to everyone else and see who else was interested. We didn't want to interfere with all the yearly challenges that are out there, so we thought we would make ours a little more flexible so that some of these books could be used in other challenges. That said, here are the rules of the great US Presidential Challenge:
1.Read a Biography or Autobiography of each of the men who have served as President of the United States of America. Some may be harder to find than others so if you find a good account for a particular president, please let the rest of us know.
2. No fictional accounts can be counted.
3 .The books can be read in any order you want.
4. Previously read bios can be counted provided you remember the name of the book.
5. The 45 books should be finished before the next Presidential election in 2024. (I know that Obama is going to be the 44th President but Grover Cleveland is in there twice.) Should Mr. Obama be re-elected we will extend the deadline.

***It's been decided to extend to 2024. Who ever is President at that time should also be included.

We are going to have a separate thread for each President as well as a thread where we can post our tickers to show how far we have gotten. I have also added a thread for any books that we read related to the First Ladies and books that are great background for a particular President but not a biography.
As we get more interesting suggestions/ideas we can improve our group.

We resolve to avoid displaying a pro or con stand on the actions of specific presidents (especially the recent ones). Let's limit ourselves to learning about the issues each man faced and how he handled them, and gaining an understanding of how those actions affected the nation and the world - and stay away from labeling them right or wrong.

If you come across any interesting insights, be sure to let us all know

THERE ARE ALSO INDIVIDUAL TICKERS ON EACH PRESIDENT'S THREAD TO SHOW HOW THE 97 GROUP MEMBERS ARE PROGRESSING ON EACH PRESIDENT TOWARD ACHIEVING OUR GROUP GOAL.

Happy reading!

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41 - George Herbert Walker Bush10 non-lus / 10weejane, Mai 24
46- Joe Biden2 non-lus / 2rocketjk, Avril 5
Anyone still reading?82 non-lus / 82Vic33, Mars 25
39 - James Carter9 non-lus / 9Hamburgerclan, Février 20
35 - John F Kennedy21 non-lus / 21varielle, Juillet 2021
18 - Ulysses S. Grant19 non-lus / 19etinoco375, Juillet 2021
38- Gerald R Ford9 non-lus / 9Hamburgerclan, Juillet 2021
45 - Donald Trump1 non-lu / 1cyderry, Juillet 2021
Beyond the presidents21 non-lus / 21cyderry, Juillet 2021
8 Martin Van Buren26 non-lus / 26tututhefirst, Février 2021
37 - Richard M Nixon28 non-lus / 28Hamburgerclan, Février 2021
36 - Lyndon B. Johnson19 non-lus / 19Hamburgerclan, Octobre 2020
16 - Abraham Lincoln69 non-lus / 69rocketjk, Septembre 2020
First Ladies34 non-lus / 34swimmergirl1, Juillet 2020
9 William Henry Harrison29 non-lus / 29LisaMorr, Avril 2020
10-John Tyler25 non-lus / 25LisaMorr, Avril 2020
Presidential Scandals13 non-lus / 13LisaMorr, Juillet 2019
17 - Andrew Johnson15 non-lus / 15morryb, Avril 2019
3 - Thomas Jefferson105 non-lus / 105morryb, Avril 2019
7 - Andrew Jackson39 non-lus / 39swimmergirl1, Février 2019
34 - Dwight D Eisenhower17 non-lus / 17Hamburgerclan, Octobre 2018
33 - Harry S Truman42 non-lus / 42Hamburgerclan, Octobre 2018
40 Ronald Reagan19 non-lus / 19swimmergirl1, Avril 2018
Books related at the Presidents - not biographies52 non-lus / 52swimmergirl1, Avril 2018
43 - George W. Bush18 non-lus / 18swimmergirl1, Avril 2018
2 John Adams102 non-lus / 102Powderfinger69, Décembre 2017
4- James Madison76 non-lus / 76Powderfinger69, Décembre 2017
1 George Washington116 non-lus / 116Powderfinger69, Décembre 2017
32 - Franklin D. Roosevelt19 non-lus / 19Hamburgerclan, Septembre 2017
31 - Herbert Hoover26 non-lus / 26Hamburgerclan, Novembre 2016
Presidential Dinner Party13 non-lus / 13Tess_W, Octobre 2016
Presidential Biographies reviews - resource6 non-lus / 6LisaMorr, Octobre 2016
Presidential In-Laws in the White House2 non-lus / 2Tess_W, Octobre 2016
30 - Calvin Coolidge13 non-lus / 13Tess_W, Octobre 2016
29 - Warren G Harding14 non-lus / 14Tess_W, Octobre 2016
28 - Woodrow Wilson30 non-lus / 30Tess_W, Octobre 2016
Books by the Presidents2 non-lus / 2swimmergirl1, Septembre 2016
15 - James Buchanan35 non-lus / 35Bill_Masom, Mars 2016
26 - Theodore Roosevelt41 non-lus / 41rosalita, Décembre 2015
27 - William Howard Taft9 non-lus / 9weejane, Octobre 2015
President's Families2 non-lus / 2gmillar, Juin 2015
25 - William McKinley10 non-lus / 10swimmergirl1, Mai 2015
44 - Barack Obama28 non-lus / 28gmillar, Mars 2015
23 - Benjamin Harrison10 non-lus / 10swimmergirl1, Mars 2015
22- Grover Cleveland9 non-lus / 9swimmergirl1, Mars 2015
21 - Chester A. Arthur8 non-lus / 8swimmergirl1, Février 2015
20 - James A Garfield23 non-lus / 23swimmergirl1, Janvier 2015
Presidential Tickers53 non-lus / 53Bill_Masom, Novembre 2014
19 - Rutherford B Hayes12 non-lus / 12swimmergirl1, Juillet 2014
14 - Franklin Pierce18 non-lus / 18Bill_Masom, Avril 2014
13 - Millard Fillmore26 non-lus / 26Bill_Masom, Mars 2014
12 - Zachary Taylor24 non-lus / 24Bill_Masom, Mars 2014
11- James K. Polk25 non-lus / 25swimmergirl1, Janvier 2014
6 John Quincy Adams69 non-lus / 69swimmergirl1, Janvier 2014
5 - James Monroe38 non-lus / 38swimmergirl1, Janvier 2014
Joining group & starting Presidents with our first; George Washington3 non-lus / 3gmillar, Septembre 2013
General89 non-lus / 89tututhefirst, Février 2013
Rank the Presidents and compare41 non-lus / 41tloeffler, Janvier 2013
Washington Post Picks the "Best" Presidential Bios!3 non-lus / 3JBD1, Novembre 2012
Ticker topic still active?6 non-lus / 6Samantha_kathy, Septembre 2012
Also Rans2 non-lus / 2TopekaRev, Février 2012
Lincoln/Obama as readers3 non-lus / 3morryb, Mai 2011
42 - William Clinton14 non-lus / 14varielle, Février 2011
World Yellow Pages for Higher studies5 non-lus / 5Garp83, Février 2011
Children in the White House8 non-lus / 8varielle, Octobre 2010
Vice Presidents4 non-lus / 4infopump, Octobre 2010
C-Span's presidential rankings11 non-lus / 11Garp83, Septembre 2010
Just joined up and found this group...4 non-lus / 4auntmarge64, Juillet 2010
Easton Press Library of the Presidents2 non-lus / 2billiejean, Avril 2010
American Presidents series20 non-lus / 20corgiiman, Avril 2010
List of all the Presidents18 non-lus / 18infopump, Octobre 2009
Procedural Question re: The Glory and the Dream5 non-lus / 5tututhefirst, Octobre 2009
reading in order?26 non-lus / 26gmillar, Août 2009
Ranking Presidents by Their Lifetime Contributions to the Country12 non-lus / 12Garp83, Août 2009
Presidential Buddies1 non-lu / 1GoofyOcean110, Avril 2009
Presidential In-Laws1 non-lu / 1Prop2gether, Janvier 2009
11- Jaes K. Polk1 non-lu / 1cyderry, Décembre 2008
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