Category Archives: Recommended Reading

A blog about Presidential & Related Books you might enjoy.

Thomas Jefferson: Revolutionary: A Book Review

After two hundred and fifty years of mining the elusive Mr. Jefferson, one wonders what more could possibly be left to dissect… Thomas Jefferson: Revolutionary is a complex dissection, albeit not for wimps or the casual reader of history. It … Continue reading

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Unusual For Their TIme: On the Road With America’s First Ladies, Vol 1: A Book Review

Andy Ochs has written an extremely unique book. It is part historical-ish, part biographical-ish, part memoir-ish, part travelogue-ish – and completely delightful! Contracted to film C-SPAN’s First Ladies series in 2014-15, the author-cum-camera toured the country visiting the homes, birthplaces … Continue reading

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FIRST DADS: A Book Review

Author Joshua Kendall has whipped up a dandy light-history read! FIRST DADS is filled with stories, tidbits and gossip about our Presidents – and how they stacked up as fathers. Or not. The author begins with an important premise (not … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s General’s Wives: A Book Review

The American Civil War created powerful generals with powerful and sometimes peculiar personalities. In a remarkably intelligent and readable quadography, author Candice Shy Hooper has brought to life four interesting(ish) women who were thrust into a spotlight(ish) because of the … Continue reading

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How the Sheep Helped Win the War

It is not the usual purpose of this blog site to review children’s books, particularly a children’s book geared to first or second graders, but this one, First Lady Edith Wilson and HOW THE SHEEP HELPED WIN THE WAR, by … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: A Book Review

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates has been sitting on the Best Seller list for several weeks now, and hooray! It does exactly what it wants to accomplish: interest the reader in an informative-but-not-didactic manner, and prove the point that … Continue reading

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ULYSSES UNDERGROUND: A Book Review

If anyone wants to know anything – even the most minute detail about the abolitionist movement and/or the Underground Railroad, particularly as it applies to Southern Ohio & Indiana, let them look no further than G.L. Corum, who knows practically … Continue reading

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