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Branden Cordeiro
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« on: September 13, 2014, 10:45:27 pm »
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What are your opinions about the best books about each administration in American history?

I would like to read a book about each President.
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2014, 04:06:49 am »
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Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Lincoln'.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2014, 10:33:14 am »
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The Fix had a roundup a couple of years ago, although it's biased toward recent, best-selling hagiographies.
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2014, 10:50:54 pm »
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Thanks guys
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2014, 07:08:44 am »
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I enjoyed "Nixonland".
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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2014, 02:53:30 pm »
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I enjoyed "Nixonland".

I looked at the book, looks like the best Nixon one out there, it looks really interesting.
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« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2014, 01:40:43 pm »
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I enjoyed "Nixonland".

Currently reading The Invisible Bridge. Perlstein is fantastic - probably the first author I'd recommend to anyone interested in Nixon or Reagan. (Or, for that matter, the post-Goldwater Republican Party.)
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« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2014, 01:51:47 pm »
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I enjoyed "Nixonland".

Currently reading The Invisible Bridge. Perlstein is fantastic - probably the first author I'd recommend to anyone interested in Nixon or Reagan. (Or, for that matter, the post-Goldwater Republican Party.)

I didn't know he had another book out. Looks like it's shaping up to be a trilogy!
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« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2014, 08:21:03 pm »
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I enjoyed "Nixonland".

Currently reading The Invisible Bridge. Perlstein is fantastic - probably the first author I'd recommend to anyone interested in Nixon or Reagan. (Or, for that matter, the post-Goldwater Republican Party.)

I didn't know he had another book out. Looks like it's shaping up to be a trilogy!
It is! I saw him on C-SPAN's "Q&A" two weeks ago, and he said he has a fourth and final book in the works that will cover the Carter presidency and the final rise of Reagan, ending with his 1981 inauguration. He said it will be his last political book for a good while and will be writing mostly about sports for the time being.
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« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2014, 05:06:27 pm »
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Has anyone read 41 by GW Bush?

Thoughts if you have?
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 10:35:27 pm »
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There was a guy doing a decade by decade hunt on Lyndon Johnson. Can't remember his name though. I just remember them getting into some really grisly details about his relations with the Kennedy's .
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2014, 03:54:12 pm »
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There was a guy doing a decade by decade hunt on Lyndon Johnson. Can't remember his name though. I just remember them getting into some really grisly details about his relations with the Kennedy's .
Robert Caro, one of the best historians of our time. I read the first volume of his series and it was incredible.
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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2015, 07:19:10 pm »
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David M. Kennedy's Freedom From Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 should be read by everybody interested in Herbert Hoover and FDR Presidencies.
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John F Kennedy, an Unfinished life by Robert Dallek is brilliant, an absolute dream for someone wanting to get to grips with Kennedy's whole life, most books follow just his presidency with a touch about his early life but this book goes into depth about what shaped the man
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« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2015, 01:04:03 pm »
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Has anyone read 41 by GW Bush?

Thoughts if you have?

I'm a chapter or two into it, it's pretty well-written. I haven't had a chance to read any more of it yet, but I've enjoyed what little of it I have read, and it's a must-read for anyone who admires H.W.
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« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2015, 01:09:05 pm »
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The Nixon Tapes are pretty good, if disturbing and therefore sometimes hard to sit through.
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