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 45 books should be finished before the next Presidential election in 2024. (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 2024. 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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41 - George Herbert Walker Bush11 ulæste / 11Hamburgerclan, lørdag 6:56pm
Anyone still reading?87 ulæste / 87Hamburgerclan, lørdag 6:55pm
16 - Abraham Lincoln70 ulæste / 70rocketjk, januar 2023
28 - Woodrow Wilson31 ulæste / 31rocketjk, januar 2023
26 - Theodore Roosevelt42 ulæste / 42varielle, november 2022
27 - William Howard Taft10 ulæste / 10Dylan_Rawles, oktober 2022
40 Ronald Reagan20 ulæste / 20Hamburgerclan, oktober 2022
46- Joe Biden2 ulæste / 2rocketjk, april 2022
39 - James Carter9 ulæste / 9Hamburgerclan, februar 2022
35 - John F Kennedy21 ulæste / 21varielle, juli 2021
18 - Ulysses S. Grant19 ulæste / 19etinoco375, juli 2021
38- Gerald R Ford9 ulæste / 9Hamburgerclan, juli 2021
45 - Donald Trump1 ulæst / 1cyderry, juli 2021
Beyond the presidents21 ulæste / 21cyderry, juli 2021
8 Martin Van Buren26 ulæste / 26tututhefirst, februar 2021
37 - Richard M Nixon28 ulæste / 28Hamburgerclan, februar 2021
36 - Lyndon B. Johnson19 ulæste / 19Hamburgerclan, oktober 2020
First Ladies34 ulæste / 34swimmergirl1, juli 2020
9 William Henry Harrison29 ulæste / 29LisaMorr, april 2020
10-John Tyler25 ulæste / 25LisaMorr, april 2020
Presidential Scandals13 ulæste / 13LisaMorr, juli 2019
17 - Andrew Johnson15 ulæste / 15morryb, april 2019
3 - Thomas Jefferson105 ulæste / 105morryb, april 2019
7 - Andrew Jackson39 ulæste / 39swimmergirl1, februar 2019
34 - Dwight D Eisenhower17 ulæste / 17Hamburgerclan, oktober 2018
33 - Harry S Truman42 ulæste / 42Hamburgerclan, oktober 2018
Books related at the Presidents - not biographies52 ulæste / 52swimmergirl1, april 2018
43 - George W. Bush18 ulæste / 18swimmergirl1, april 2018
2 John Adams102 ulæste / 102Powderfinger69, december 2017
4- James Madison76 ulæste / 76Powderfinger69, december 2017
1 George Washington116 ulæste / 116Powderfinger69, december 2017
32 - Franklin D. Roosevelt19 ulæste / 19Hamburgerclan, september 2017
31 - Herbert Hoover26 ulæste / 26Hamburgerclan, november 2016
Presidential Dinner Party13 ulæste / 13Tess_W, oktober 2016
Presidential Biographies reviews - resource6 ulæste / 6LisaMorr, oktober 2016
Presidential In-Laws in the White House2 ulæste / 2Tess_W, oktober 2016
30 - Calvin Coolidge13 ulæste / 13Tess_W, oktober 2016
29 - Warren G Harding14 ulæste / 14Tess_W, oktober 2016
Books by the Presidents2 ulæste / 2swimmergirl1, september 2016
15 - James Buchanan35 ulæste / 35Bill_Masom, marts 2016
President's Families2 ulæste / 2gmillar, juni 2015
25 - William McKinley10 ulæste / 10swimmergirl1, maj 2015
44 - Barack Obama28 ulæste / 28gmillar, marts 2015
23 - Benjamin Harrison10 ulæste / 10swimmergirl1, marts 2015
22- Grover Cleveland9 ulæste / 9swimmergirl1, marts 2015
21 - Chester A. Arthur8 ulæste / 8swimmergirl1, februar 2015
20 - James A Garfield23 ulæste / 23swimmergirl1, januar 2015
Presidential Tickers53 ulæste / 53Bill_Masom, november 2014
19 - Rutherford B Hayes12 ulæste / 12swimmergirl1, juli 2014
14 - Franklin Pierce18 ulæste / 18Bill_Masom, april 2014
13 - Millard Fillmore26 ulæste / 26Bill_Masom, marts 2014
12 - Zachary Taylor24 ulæste / 24Bill_Masom, marts 2014
11- James K. Polk25 ulæste / 25swimmergirl1, januar 2014
6 John Quincy Adams69 ulæste / 69swimmergirl1, januar 2014
5 - James Monroe38 ulæste / 38swimmergirl1, januar 2014
Joining group & starting Presidents with our first; George Washington3 ulæste / 3gmillar, september 2013
General89 ulæste / 89tututhefirst, februar 2013
Rank the Presidents and compare41 ulæste / 41tloeffler, januar 2013
Washington Post Picks the "Best" Presidential Bios!3 ulæste / 3JBD1, november 2012
Ticker topic still active?6 ulæste / 6Samantha_kathy, september 2012
Also Rans2 ulæste / 2TopekaRev, februar 2012
Lincoln/Obama as readers3 ulæste / 3morryb, maj 2011
42 - William Clinton14 ulæste / 14varielle, februar 2011
World Yellow Pages for Higher studies5 ulæste / 5Garp83, februar 2011
Children in the White House8 ulæste / 8varielle, oktober 2010
Vice Presidents4 ulæste / 4infopump, oktober 2010
C-Span's presidential rankings11 ulæste / 11Garp83, september 2010
Just joined up and found this group...4 ulæste / 4auntmarge64, juli 2010
Easton Press Library of the Presidents2 ulæste / 2billiejean, april 2010
American Presidents series20 ulæste / 20corgiiman, april 2010
List of all the Presidents18 ulæste / 18infopump, oktober 2009
Procedural Question re: The Glory and the Dream5 ulæste / 5tututhefirst, oktober 2009
reading in order?26 ulæste / 26gmillar, august 2009
Ranking Presidents by Their Lifetime Contributions to the Country12 ulæste / 12Garp83, august 2009
Presidential Buddies1 ulæst / 1GoofyOcean110, april 2009
Presidential In-Laws1 ulæst / 1Prop2gether, januar 2009
11- Jaes K. Polk1 ulæst / 1cyderry, december 2008
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