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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35 - John F Kennedy21 olästa / 21varielle, juli 26
18 - Ulysses S. Grant19 olästa / 19etinoco375, juli 24
Anyone still reading?79 olästa / 79etinoco375, juli 24
38- Gerald R Ford9 olästa / 9Hamburgerclan, juli 18
46- Joe Biden1 oläst / 1cyderry, juli 12
45 - Donald Trump1 oläst / 1cyderry, juli 12
Beyond the presidents21 olästa / 21cyderry, juli 12
8 Martin Van Buren26 olästa / 26tututhefirst, februari 20
37 - Richard M Nixon28 olästa / 28Hamburgerclan, februari 3
36 - Lyndon B. Johnson19 olästa / 19Hamburgerclan, oktober 2020
16 - Abraham Lincoln69 olästa / 69rocketjk, september 2020
First Ladies34 olästa / 34swimmergirl1, juli 2020
9 William Henry Harrison29 olästa / 29LisaMorr, april 2020
10-John Tyler25 olästa / 25LisaMorr, april 2020
Presidential Scandals13 olästa / 13LisaMorr, juli 2019
17 - Andrew Johnson15 olästa / 15morryb, april 2019
3 - Thomas Jefferson105 olästa / 105morryb, april 2019
7 - Andrew Jackson39 olästa / 39swimmergirl1, februari 2019
34 - Dwight D Eisenhower17 olästa / 17Hamburgerclan, oktober 2018
33 - Harry S Truman42 olästa / 42Hamburgerclan, oktober 2018
41 - George Herbert Walker Bush9 olästa / 9swimmergirl1, maj 2018
40 Ronald Reagan19 olästa / 19swimmergirl1, april 2018
Books related at the Presidents - not biographies52 olästa / 52swimmergirl1, april 2018
43 - George W. Bush18 olästa / 18swimmergirl1, april 2018
39 - James Carter8 olästa / 8swimmergirl1, februari 2018
2 John Adams102 olästa / 102Powderfinger69, december 2017
4- James Madison76 olästa / 76Powderfinger69, december 2017
1 George Washington116 olästa / 116Powderfinger69, december 2017
32 - Franklin D. Roosevelt19 olästa / 19Hamburgerclan, september 2017
31 - Herbert Hoover26 olästa / 26Hamburgerclan, november 2016
Presidential Dinner Party13 olästa / 13Tess_W, oktober 2016
Presidential Biographies reviews - resource6 olästa / 6LisaMorr, oktober 2016
Presidential In-Laws in the White House2 olästa / 2Tess_W, oktober 2016
30 - Calvin Coolidge13 olästa / 13Tess_W, oktober 2016
29 - Warren G Harding14 olästa / 14Tess_W, oktober 2016
28 - Woodrow Wilson30 olästa / 30Tess_W, oktober 2016
Books by the Presidents2 olästa / 2swimmergirl1, september 2016
15 - James Buchanan35 olästa / 35Bill_Masom, mars 2016
26 - Theodore Roosevelt41 olästa / 41rosalita, december 2015
27 - William Howard Taft9 olästa / 9weejane, oktober 2015
President's Families2 olästa / 2gmillar, juni 2015
25 - William McKinley10 olästa / 10swimmergirl1, maj 2015
44 - Barack Obama28 olästa / 28gmillar, mars 2015
23 - Benjamin Harrison10 olästa / 10swimmergirl1, mars 2015
22- Grover Cleveland9 olästa / 9swimmergirl1, mars 2015
21 - Chester A. Arthur8 olästa / 8swimmergirl1, februari 2015
20 - James A Garfield23 olästa / 23swimmergirl1, januari 2015
Presidential Tickers53 olästa / 53Bill_Masom, november 2014
19 - Rutherford B Hayes12 olästa / 12swimmergirl1, juli 2014
14 - Franklin Pierce18 olästa / 18Bill_Masom, april 2014
13 - Millard Fillmore26 olästa / 26Bill_Masom, mars 2014
12 - Zachary Taylor24 olästa / 24Bill_Masom, mars 2014
11- James K. Polk25 olästa / 25swimmergirl1, januari 2014
6 John Quincy Adams69 olästa / 69swimmergirl1, januari 2014
5 - James Monroe38 olästa / 38swimmergirl1, januari 2014
Joining group & starting Presidents with our first; George Washington3 olästa / 3gmillar, september 2013
General89 olästa / 89tututhefirst, februari 2013
Rank the Presidents and compare41 olästa / 41tloeffler, januari 2013
Washington Post Picks the "Best" Presidential Bios!3 olästa / 3JBD1, november 2012
Ticker topic still active?6 olästa / 6Samantha_kathy, september 2012
Also Rans2 olästa / 2TopekaRev, februari 2012
Lincoln/Obama as readers3 olästa / 3morryb, maj 2011
42 - William Clinton14 olästa / 14varielle, februari 2011
World Yellow Pages for Higher studies5 olästa / 5Garp83, februari 2011
Children in the White House8 olästa / 8varielle, oktober 2010
Vice Presidents4 olästa / 4infopump, oktober 2010
C-Span's presidential rankings11 olästa / 11Garp83, september 2010
Just joined up and found this group...4 olästa / 4auntmarge64, juli 2010
Easton Press Library of the Presidents2 olästa / 2billiejean, april 2010
American Presidents series20 olästa / 20corgiiman, april 2010
List of all the Presidents18 olästa / 18infopump, oktober 2009
Procedural Question re: The Glory and the Dream5 olästa / 5tututhefirst, oktober 2009
reading in order?26 olästa / 26gmillar, augusti 2009
Ranking Presidents by Their Lifetime Contributions to the Country12 olästa / 12Garp83, augusti 2009
Presidential Buddies1 oläst / 1GoofyOcean110, april 2009
Presidential In-Laws1 oläst / 1Prop2gether, januari 2009
11- Jaes K. Polk1 oläst / 1cyderry, december 2008
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