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Reader List: Presidential Bios

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Presidential Bios
submitted in June 2009 by BookMan

Publishers Weekly asked a number of biographers to pick their favorite biographies of U.S. Presidents. The following is a compiled list of what was on all of their “top 5” lists.

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox
by James McGregor Burns (eBook format only)


The Years of Lyndon Johnson
by Robert Caro (B J624c)


John F. Kennedy: An Unfinished Life 1917-1963
by Robert Dallek (B K38d)


Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power
by Robert Dallek (973.924 Dal)


Lincoln
by David Herbert Donald (B L63d)


No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in WWII
by Doris Kearns Goodwin (B R665g)


Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945
by David Kennedy (973.91 Ken)


Lincoln: A Picture Story of His Life
by Stefan Lorant (B qL63l)


John Adams
by David McCullough (B Ad1m)


Truman
by David McCullough (B T769m)


The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
by Edmund Morris (B R67mo)


A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House
by Arthur Schlesinger (973.922 Sch3t) Nebraska Author


The Final Days
by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein (973.924 Woo)