Category Archives: Recommended Reading

A blog about Presidential & Related Books you might enjoy.

Lincoln’s White House: A Book Review

If one had to describe Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime, one could easily call it a string of pearls encased in a Tiffany box. It is more than just a mere delight. It is a treasure that … Continue reading

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101 Presidential Insults: A Book Review:

Author Mike Purdy is a professional political guy: a speaker, podcaster, and frequent contributor/talking head on an A-list of media outlets. He’s pretty good at it, and likable, too. Now he has added to his already impressive resume with a … Continue reading

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A Fierce Glory: A Book Review

In recent years, there has been a welcome addition to the world of history writing: narrative history, i.e. Making history “readable” without jeopardizing the factual. Author Justin Martin has chosen to write A FIERCE GLORY: Antietam – The Desperate Battle … Continue reading

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Presidents and The Pastime: A Book Review

Curt Smith is a journalist with a quirky but engaging writing style. He is a major league expert in baseball history. He also knows presidential history. He was on staff with both Bush Presidents.  All of this is very good. … Continue reading

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The Unexpected President: Chester Alan Arthur…..Life and Times: A Book Review

There are very few things that Chester Alan Arthur is “famous” for. One, is his mutton chop whiskers; the other is his statement that “I may be President of the United States, but my private life is my own business.” … Continue reading

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The Carnival Campaign: A Book Review

A professional writer who chooses to write about history (as opposed to a professional historian who chooses to write) probably knows intuitively that picking the right subject is half the battle. Author Ronald G. Shafer, a long-time Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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BARBRA STREISAND: On the Couch: A Book Review

In the introductory remarks, author Alma Bond noted that of the twenty-some books she has written during her long career, Barbra Streisand: On the Couch is her favorite. This is easy to understand. Dr. Bond, psychoanalyst with scores of years’ … Continue reading

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