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George Washington

Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow

Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner

Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, as You’ve Never Seen Him by Glenn Beck

Chasing George Washington by Ronald Kidd

The Life and Times of Washington, General Editor Enzo Orlandi

George Washington: Young Leader by Augusta Stevenson

George Washington’s Secret Six: The Spy Ring that Saved the American Revolution by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Washington On Leadership: Lessons and Wisdom from the Father of our Country

Mr. President: George Washington and the Making of the Nation’s Highest Office by Harlow Giles Unger

John Adams

John Adams by David McCullough

John Adams: A Party of One by James Grant

Abigail Adams: An American Woman by Charles W. Akers

The Revolutionary John Adams by Cheryl Harness

Thomas Jefferson

Declaration of Independence

Jefferson by Saul K. Padover

The Man from Monticello by Thomas Fleming

Thomas Jefferson: American Humanist by Karl Lehmann

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger

Thomas Jefferson: A Picture Book Biography by James Cross Giblin

Thomas Jefferson – President & Philosopher by Jon Meacham

Jefferson, Monticello Sampler by Rick Britton

James Madison

The United States Constitution

James Madison by Ralph Ketcham

The Federalist Papers by Alexandria Hamilton, James Madison and John Jay edited by Garry Willis

Father of the Constitution: A Story About James Madison by Barbara Mitchell

James Madison – A Life Reconsidered by Lynne Cheney

Founding Rivals – Madison vs. Monroe – The Bill of Rights and the Election that Saved a Nation by Chris DeRose

James Monroe

James Monroe: The Quest for National Identity by Harry Ammon

Founding Rivals – Madison vs. Monroe – The Bill of Rights and the Election that Saved a Nation by Chris DeRose

John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams by Lynn Hudson Parsons

John Quincy Adams by Harlow Giles Unger

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

John Quincy Adams – American Visionary by Fred Kaplan

President Adams’ Alligator and Other White House Pets by Peter W. Barnes and Cheryl Shaw Barnes

Andrew Jackson

American Lion by Jon Meacham

Andrew Jackson: His Life and Times by H.W. Brands

Andrew Jackson and Free Masonry by Dr. Paul DeWitt

Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren: The Romantic Age of American Politics by John Niven

William Henry Harrison

Old Tippecanoe: William Henry Harrison and His Time by Freeman Cleaves

Tecumseh – Shawnee Leader by Susan R. Gregson

John Tyler

John Tyler by Gary May

James K. Polk

Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America by Walter R. Borneman

A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, The Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent by Robert W. Merry

James K. Polk by John Seigenthaler

James K. Polk – Coloring Book (James K. Polk Memorial Association)

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor: Soldier, Planter, Statesman of the Old Southwest by K. Jack Bauer

Millard Fillmore

Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President by Robert J. Rayback

Franklin Pierce

Franklin Pierce: Martyr for the Union by Peter A. Wallner

James Buchanan

James Buchanan: President James Buchanan: A Biography by Philip S. Klein

Worst President Ever – James Buchanan, the Potus Rating Game, and the Legacy of the Least of the Lesser Presidents

Abraham Lincoln

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Abraham Lincoln: Wisdom and Wit Edited by Louise Bachelder

Abraham Lincoln: The Praire Years and The War Years by Carl Sandburg

Abe Lincoln’s Hat by Martha Brenner

The Lincolns: Portrait of a Marriage by Daniel Mark Epstein

Lincoln’s Mothers: A Story of Nancy and Sally Lincoln by Dorothy Clarke Wilson

Killing Lincoln by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

Manhunt – The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

Abraham Lincoln’s Daily Treasure: Moments of Faith with America’s Favorite President edited by Thomas Freling

Giant in the Shadows – The Life of Robert T. Lincoln by Jason Emerson

Lincoln’s Boys by Joshua Zeitz

Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address Illustrated by Jack E. Levin and Mark R. Levin

The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen L. Carter

Lincoln – A Photobiography by Russell Freedman

Andrew Johnson

Andrew Johnson: A Biography by Hans L. Trefousse

Ulysses S. Grant

Grant: A Biography by William S. McFeely

Ulysses S. Grant – Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S. Grant

U.S. Grant: Young Horseman by Augusta Stevenson

Grant’s Last Battle by Chris Mackowski

Ulysses S. Grant – The Unlikely Hero by Michael Korda

Rutherford B. Hayes

Rutherford B. Hayes by Hans L. Trefousse

James Garfield

James A. Garfield: The Preacher President by William M. Thayer

Destiny Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President by Candice Millard

Chester Arthur

Gentleman Boss: The Life and Times of Chester Alan Arthur

The Unexpected President – The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur by Scott S. Greenberger

Grover Cleveland

An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland by H. Paul Jeffers

Benjamin Harrison

Benjamin Harrison by Charles W. Calhoun

William McKinley

William McKinley by Kevin Phillips

The President and the Assassin by Scott Miller

The Triumph of William McKinley, Why the Election of 1896 Still Matters by Karl Rove

Theodore Roosevelt

TR: The Last Romantic by H. W. Brands by Kevin Phillips

Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris

The Bully Pulpit – Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Theodore Roosevelt: His Essential Wisdom edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi

Alice: Alice Roosevelt Longworth, from White House to Washington Power Broker edited by Stacy A. Cordery

The Roosevelts: An American Saga by Peter Collier

Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary by Geoffry Cowan

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft: Confident Peacemaker by David H. Burton

William Howard Taft: Progressive Conservative Leader by Filiquarian Publishing/Biographiq

Taft 2012 by Jason Heller

Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson: World Statesman by Kendrick A. Clements

Woodrow Wilson by H. W. Brands

Mr Wilson’s War – From the Assassination of McKinley to the Defeat of the League of Nations by John Dos Passos

Wilson by A. Scott Berg

Who was Woodrow Wilson by Margaret Frith and illustrated by Andrew Thompson

Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding by John W. Dean

Calvin Coolidge

The Autobiography of Calvin Coolidge by Calvin Coolidge

Coolidge by Amity Shlaes

The Quotable Calvin Coolidge compiled and edited by Peter Hannaford

Herbert Hoover

Hoover: The Fishing President by Hal Elliott Wert
Hebert Hoover, a Biography by Eugene Lyons

Franklin D. Roosevelt

FDR: A Biography by Ted Morgan

Lindbergh vs. Roosevelt: The Rivalry that Divided America by James P. Duffy

FDR: A Biography by Ted Morgan

The Roosevelts: An American Saga by Peter Collier

Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom, 1940-1945 by James MacGregor Burns

Eleanor Roosevelt by Blanche Wiesen Cook

The Autobiography of Eleanor Roosevelt by Eleanor Roosevelt

Harry S Truman

Harry S. Truman by Margaret Truman

Truman by David McCullough

The General vs. the President – MaCarthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by HW Brands

Give ‘Em Hell: The Tumultuous Years of Harry Truman’s Presidency, in His Own Words and Voice by Terry Golway

Dwight Eisenhower

Eisenhower: Soldier and President by Stephen E. Ambrose

Dwight D. Eisenhower by Tom Wicker

Pictures I’ve Kept by Dwight D. Eisenhower

John F. Kennedy

An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963 by Robert Dallek

Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero by Chris Matthews

Killing Kennedy:The End of Camelot by Bill O’Reilly & Martin Dugard

Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy

Sweet Caroline: Last Child of Camelot by Christopher Anderson

Prince Charming: The John F. Kennedy, Jr., Story by Wendy Leigh

A Woman Named Jackie by C. David Heymann

Jack and Jackie – Portrait of an American Marriage by Christopher Anderson

JFK Jr. by Stephen Spignesi

Lyndon B. Johnson

Lyndon: An Oral Biography by Merle Miller

The Politician: The Life and Times of Lyndon Johnson by Ronnie Dugger

The Vantage Point: Perspectives of the Presidency 1963-1969 by Lyndon Baines Johnson

Lady Bird and Lyndon: The Hidden Story of a Marriage that Made a President by Betty Boyd Caroli

Richard Nixon

Nixon: A Life by Jonathan Aitken

All the President’s Men by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

In the Arena by Richard Nixon

Abuse of Power: The New Nixon Tapes by Stanley I. Kutler

The Last of the President’s Men by Bob Woodward

Nixon Off the Record: His Candid Comments on People and Politics by Monica Crowley

Gerald R. Ford

A Time to Heal: The Autobiography of Gerald R. Ford by Gerald R. Ford

Write It When I’m Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford by Thomas M. DeFrank

Betty Ford – The Times of My Life

Jimmy Carter

Why Not the Best? by Jimmy Carter

Through the Year with Jimmy Carter by Jimmy Carter

An Hour Before Daylight by Jimmy Carter

Our Endangered Values by Jimmy Carter

Ronald Reagan

Can Reagan Beat the Zero Curse? by David Allen Lewis

Ronald Reagan: In God I Trust by David R. Shepherd

An American Life: Ronald Reagan, The Autobiography by Ronald Reagan

A Different Drummer: My Thirty Years with Ronald Reagan by Michael Deaver

Riding with Reagan, from the White House to the Ranch by John R. Barletta

Hand of Providence: The Strong and Quiet Faith of Ronald Reagan by Mary Beth Brown

Reagan: In His Own Hand edited by Kiron K. Skinner, Annelise Anderson, Martin Anderson

Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris

When Character was King: A Story of Ronald Reagan by Peggy Noonan

Tip and the Gipper – When Politics Worked by Chris Matthews

The Long Goodbye by Patti Davis

Ronald Reagan, A Graphic Biography by Andrew Helfer, Art by Steve Buccellato & Joe Staton

Last Act: The Final Years and Emerging Legacy of Ronald Reagan by Craig Shirley

George H. W. Bush

My Father My President by Doro Bush Koch

41 – A Portrait of My Father by George W. Bush

All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings by George Bush

The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush by Jon Meacham

American Dynasty – Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips

A Memoir: Barbara Bush by Barbara Bush

Millie’s Book as Dictated To Barbara Bush

Bill Clinton

My Life: Bill Clinton by Bill Clinton

Living History by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Back to Work – Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy by Bill Clinton

Giving – How Each of Us Can Change the World by Bill Clinton

It’s Your World Get Informed Get Inspired & Get Going! by Chelsea Clinton

The Bill and Hillary Joke Book compiled by Laura Crenshaw

George W. Bush

Decision Points by George W. Bush

The Faith of George W. Bush by Stephen Mansfield

Bush by Jean Edward Smith

Bushworld: Enter at Your Own Risk by Maureen Dowd

American Dynasty – Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush by Kevin Phillips

Portraits of Courage – A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors by George W. Bush

Barack Obama

The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick

Power Forward – My Presidential Education by Reggie Love

The Stranger – Barack Obama in the White House by Chuck Todd

The Obama Diaries by Laura Ingraham

Donald Trump

Trump Revealed – An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher

Great Again – How to Fix Our Crippled America by Donald J. Trump

Trump – A Graphic Biography by Ted Rall

Understanding Trump by Newt Gingrich

References with some or all the Presidents

Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss

The History Buff’s Guide to the Presidents by Thomas R. Flagel

Congressional Anecdotes by Paul Boller

Shocking Secrets of American History by Bill Coate

Stupid American History by Leland Gregory

The American Patriot’s Almanac by William J. Bennett and John T. E. Cribb

The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy

All the Presidents’ Children by Doug Wead

Booknotes Life Stories by Brian Lamb

Just As I Am by Billy Graham

No Higher Honor by Condoleezza Rice

The Greatest Generation by Tom Brokaw

Which President Killed a Man by James Humes

Mr. President: The Human Side of America’s Chief Executives by David Rubel

The American Presidents – Biographies of the Chief Executives, from George Washington through Barack Obama by David C. Whitney

Sing Out Mr. President by G. Schirmet, Inc.

The President’s Stuck in the Bathtub – Poems about the Presidents by Susan Katz

The American Heritage History of the Presidency by Kenneth W. Leish (Editor)

Wit and Wisdom of the Presidents by Eric Ethier

American Presidents: A Dark History by Michael Kerrigan

The Presidents Tidbits & Trivia by Sid Frank and Arden Davis Melick

Failures of the Presidents by Thomas J. Craughwell

Presidents: All You Need to Know by Carter Smith

I Wish I Knew That U.S. Presidents, Cool Stuff You Need to Know by Patricia A. Halbert

A Treasury of White House Tales by Webb Garrison and Beth Wieder

Presidential Anecdotes by Paul Boller, Jr.

Anything for a Vote by Joseph Cummins

Baptism by Fire: Eight Presidents Who Took Office in Times of Crisis by Mark k. Updegrove

101 Presidential Jokes by Melvin Berger

Stupid History: Tales of Stupidity, Strangeness, and Mythconceptions Throughout the Ages by Leeland Gregory

449 Stupid Things Democrats Have Said by Ted Rueter

449 Stupid Things Republicans Have Said by Ted Rueter

Presidential Wit and Wisdom: Maxims, Mottoes, Sound Bites, Speeches, and Asides by Jess Brallier and Sally Chabert

The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia by Noah McCullough

Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents by Cormac O’Brien

Secret Lives of the First Ladies by Cormac O’Brien

America’s Founding Fathers: Their Uncommon Wisdom and Wit edited by Bill Adler

Dave Barry Slept Here: A Sort of History of the United States by Dave Barry

Best Little Stories from the White House by C. Brian Kelley

The Founders’ Almanac (The Heritage Foundation)

What Would the Founders Do? (Our Questions Their Answers) by Richard Brookhiser

The Modern American Presidency by Lewis L. Gould

Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House edited by James Taranto and Leonard Leo

The Raising of a President by Doug Wead

The Faith of the Presidents: Our National Leaders at Prayer by Ron DiCianni

American Presidents: Biographies of the Chief Executives from Washington through Bush by David C. Whitney

Footnote Washington* by Bryson B. Rash

Yo, Millard Fillmore! by Will Cleveland and Mark Alvarez

Washington: How Slaves, Idealists, and Scoundrels Created the Nation’s Captial by Fergus M. Bordwich

On This Spot: Pinpointing the Past in Washington, D.C. by Douglas E. Evelyn and Paul Dickson

Speaking of Washington… by John L. Moore

God in the White House by Randall Balmer

Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate by Bob Woodward

The History Buff’s Guide to the Presidents by Thomas R. Flagel

1812 The War Nobody Won by Albert Marrin

Dead Presidents by Brady Carlson

Homes of the American Presidents by Bruce Lafontaine (Dover Coloring Book)

American Presidents – Coloring Book (Dover Coloring Book)

The Presidents’ War by Chris DeRose

Our Presidents and Their Prayers by Rand Paul and James Randall Robison

Miracles in American History by Susie Federer

Mr. President (Musical – Words and Music by Irving Berlin, Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse)

Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times by David Rubel

The Buck Stops Here – The Presidents of the United States by Alice Provensen

The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government by Fergus M. Bordewich

My American Journey by Colin Powell

Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson

Whistlestop: My Favorite Stories from Presidential Campaign History by John Dickerson

Presidential Confidential by John Boertlein

Founding Myths – Stories that Hide our Patriotic Past by Ray Raphael

Five Presidents – My Extraordinary Journeys with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill

Inside the White House – Stories from the World’s Most Famous Residence by Noel Grove, with William B. Bushong and Joel D. Treese

The Gatekeeper – How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency by Chris Whipple

Our Presidents Rock! by Juliette Turner

101 President Jokes by Melvin Berger

P is for President by Wendy Cheyette Lewison

Presidential Pathways in Arkansas

Bibles and Christian Literature


NIV Encouragement Bible (Joni Eareckson Tada, Dave Dravecky, & Jan Dravecky – Zondervan)

The Two-Year Daily Reading & Prayer Bible NIV (Zondervan)

The Message (Eugene H. Peterson – Navpress)

The Everyday Life Bible – Amplified Version (Joyce Meyer – Faith Words)

Life Application Study Bible – NIV (Tyndale)

The Holy Bible – The King James Version

Holy Bible – New King James Version

The Message (The Transformer – New King James Version (Jay Kesler- Nelson)

The Way – The Living Bible (Tyndale)

Chronological Study Bible – New King James Version (Nelson)

The New Oxford Annotated Bible – New Revised Standard Version with the Apocrypha (Michael D. Coogan – Editor)

NLT Study Bible – New Living Translation (Tyndale)

The Book – The Living Bible (Tyndale)

Holy Bible – The Old & New Testaments – Holman Christian Standard Bible

Holy Bible – English Standard Version

The Serendipity Bible Study Book – NIV (Lyman Coleman, Denny Rydberg, Richard Peace, & Gary Christopherson -Zondervan)

The Layman’s Parallel New Testament – The King James, The Amplified New Testament, The Living Bible, The Revised Standard Version (Zondervan)

The Everyday Bible – New Century Version (Guidepost – Word Publishing)

Good News For Modern Man – The New Testament in Today’s English Version (American Bible Society)

Clarence Jordan’s Cotton Patch Gospel – The Complete Collection

The Cotton Patch Version of Matthew and John (Clarence Jordan – AP/Follet)

The Cotton Patch Version of Luke and Acts (Clarence Jordan – AP/New Century)

The Cotton Patch Version of Hebrews and the General Epistles (Clarence Jordan – Associated Press)

The Cotton Patch Version of Paul’s Epistles (Clarence Jordan – AP/New Century)

The Cotton Patch Parables of Liberation (Clarence Jordan & Bill Lane Doulos – Herald Press)

The Bible for Children (Retold by Murray Watts – Good Books)

The Gospel According to Peanuts (Robert L. Short)

References Used by Presidential Crossroads