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 43 books should be finished before the next Presidential election in 2012. (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 2016. 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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Anyone still reading?72 no llegits / 72cyderry, abril 1
Beyond the presidents20 no llegits / 20booksfindme, març 21
8 Martin Van Buren26 no llegits / 26tututhefirst, febrer 20
37 - Richard M Nixon28 no llegits / 28Hamburgerclan, febrer 3
36 - Lyndon B. Johnson19 no llegits / 19Hamburgerclan, octubre 2020
16 - Abraham Lincoln69 no llegits / 69rocketjk, setembre 2020
First Ladies34 no llegits / 34swimmergirl1, juliol 2020
9 William Henry Harrison29 no llegits / 29LisaMorr, abril 2020
10-John Tyler25 no llegits / 25LisaMorr, abril 2020
35 - John F Kennedy20 no llegits / 20swimmergirl1, febrer 2020
Presidential Scandals13 no llegits / 13LisaMorr, juliol 2019
17 - Andrew Johnson15 no llegits / 15morryb, abril 2019
3 - Thomas Jefferson105 no llegits / 105morryb, abril 2019
7 - Andrew Jackson39 no llegits / 39swimmergirl1, febrer 2019
34 - Dwight D Eisenhower17 no llegits / 17Hamburgerclan, octubre 2018
33 - Harry S Truman42 no llegits / 42Hamburgerclan, octubre 2018
38- Gerald R Ford8 no llegits / 8Vic33, octubre 2018
41 - George Herbert Walker Bush9 no llegits / 9swimmergirl1, maig 2018
40 Ronald Reagan19 no llegits / 19swimmergirl1, abril 2018
Books related at the Presidents - not biographies52 no llegits / 52swimmergirl1, abril 2018
43 - George W. Bush18 no llegits / 18swimmergirl1, abril 2018
39 - James Carter8 no llegits / 8swimmergirl1, febrer 2018
2 John Adams102 no llegits / 102Powderfinger69, desembre 2017
4- James Madison76 no llegits / 76Powderfinger69, desembre 2017
1 George Washington116 no llegits / 116Powderfinger69, desembre 2017
32 - Franklin D. Roosevelt19 no llegits / 19Hamburgerclan, setembre 2017
31 - Herbert Hoover26 no llegits / 26Hamburgerclan, novembre 2016
Presidential Dinner Party13 no llegits / 13Tess_W, octubre 2016
Presidential Biographies reviews - resource6 no llegits / 6LisaMorr, octubre 2016
Presidential In-Laws in the White House2 no llegits / 2Tess_W, octubre 2016
30 - Calvin Coolidge13 no llegits / 13Tess_W, octubre 2016
29 - Warren G Harding14 no llegits / 14Tess_W, octubre 2016
28 - Woodrow Wilson30 no llegits / 30Tess_W, octubre 2016
Books by the Presidents2 no llegits / 2swimmergirl1, setembre 2016
15 - James Buchanan35 no llegits / 35Bill_Masom, març 2016
26 - Theodore Roosevelt41 no llegits / 41rosalita, desembre 2015
27 - William Howard Taft9 no llegits / 9weejane, octubre 2015
President's Families2 no llegits / 2gmillar, juny 2015
25 - William McKinley10 no llegits / 10swimmergirl1, maig 2015
44 - Barack Obama28 no llegits / 28gmillar, març 2015
23 - Benjamin Harrison10 no llegits / 10swimmergirl1, març 2015
18 - Ulysses S. Grant18 no llegits / 18Bill_Masom, març 2015
22- Grover Cleveland9 no llegits / 9swimmergirl1, març 2015
21 - Chester A. Arthur8 no llegits / 8swimmergirl1, febrer 2015
20 - James A Garfield23 no llegits / 23swimmergirl1, gener 2015
Presidential Tickers53 no llegits / 53Bill_Masom, novembre 2014
19 - Rutherford B Hayes12 no llegits / 12swimmergirl1, juliol 2014
14 - Franklin Pierce18 no llegits / 18Bill_Masom, abril 2014
13 - Millard Fillmore26 no llegits / 26Bill_Masom, març 2014
12 - Zachary Taylor24 no llegits / 24Bill_Masom, març 2014
11- James K. Polk25 no llegits / 25swimmergirl1, gener 2014
6 John Quincy Adams69 no llegits / 69swimmergirl1, gener 2014
5 - James Monroe38 no llegits / 38swimmergirl1, gener 2014
Joining group & starting Presidents with our first; George Washington3 no llegits / 3gmillar, setembre 2013
General89 no llegits / 89tututhefirst, febrer 2013
Rank the Presidents and compare41 no llegits / 41tloeffler, gener 2013
Washington Post Picks the "Best" Presidential Bios!3 no llegits / 3JBD1, novembre 2012
Ticker topic still active?6 no llegits / 6Samantha_kathy, setembre 2012
Also Rans2 no llegits / 2TopekaRev, febrer 2012
Lincoln/Obama as readers3 no llegits / 3morryb, maig 2011
42 - William Clinton14 no llegits / 14varielle, febrer 2011
World Yellow Pages for Higher studies5 no llegits / 5Garp83, febrer 2011
Children in the White House8 no llegits / 8varielle, octubre 2010
Vice Presidents4 no llegits / 4infopump, octubre 2010
C-Span's presidential rankings11 no llegits / 11Garp83, setembre 2010
Just joined up and found this group...4 no llegits / 4auntmarge64, juliol 2010
Easton Press Library of the Presidents2 no llegits / 2billiejean, abril 2010
American Presidents series20 no llegits / 20corgiiman, abril 2010
List of all the Presidents18 no llegits / 18infopump, octubre 2009
Procedural Question re: The Glory and the Dream5 no llegits / 5tututhefirst, octubre 2009
reading in order?26 no llegits / 26gmillar, agost 2009
Ranking Presidents by Their Lifetime Contributions to the Country12 no llegits / 12Garp83, agost 2009
Presidential Buddies1 no llegit / 1GoofyOcean110, abril 2009
Presidential In-Laws1 no llegit / 1Prop2gether, gener 2009
11- Jaes K. Polk1 no llegit / 1cyderry, desembre 2008
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