Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
E-Mail: bergen.anthony@gmail.com
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THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION/FOUNDING FATHERS:
1776
David McCullough
BOOK | KINDLE

Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation
Joseph J. Ellis
BOOK | KINDLE

Duel: Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, and the Future of America
Thomas Fleming
BOOK | KINDLE

The Federalist Papers
Alexander Hamilton, John Jay & James Madison
BOOK | KINDLE

The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin
H.W. Brands
BOOK | KINDLE

Burr: A Novel
Gore Vidal
BOOK | KINDLE

Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different
Gordon S. Wood
BOOK | KINDLE

Founding Rivals: Madison vs. Monroe: The Bill of Rights and the Election That Saved a Nation
Chris DeRose
BOOK | KINDLE

The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution
Brion McClanahan
BOOK | KINDLE

Dr. Joseph Warren: The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, and the Birth of American Liberty
Samuel A. Forman
BOOK

The American Turtle Submarine: The Best-Kept Secret of the American Revolution
Arthur S. Lefkowitz
BOOK

American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution
Harlow Giles Unger
BOOK | KINDLE
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CIVIL
WAR/SLAVERY
The Memoirs of William Tecumseh Sherman
William Tecumseh Sherman
BOOK | KINDLE

1861: The Civil War Awakening
Adam Goodheart
BOOK | KINDLE

The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass
BOOK | KINDLE

Touched With Fire: Five Presidents and the Civil War Battles That Made Them
James M. Perry
BOOK | KINDLE

Freedom’s Cap: The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War
Guy Gugliotta
BOOK | KINDLE
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WORLD WAR II/HITLER/STALIN
Hitler: 1889-1936: Hubris
Ian Kershaw
BOOK

Hitler: 1936-1945: Nemesis
Ian Kershaw
BOOK

The End: The Defiance and Destruction of Hitler’s Germany, 1944-1945
Ian Kershaw
BOOK | KINDLE

Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pope Pius XII
John Cornwell
BOOK | KINDLE

Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar
Simon Sebag Montefiore
BOOK | KINDLE
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CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
Parting The Waters: America In The King Years, 1954-63
Taylor Branch
BOOK | KINDLE

Pillar of Fire: America In The King Years, 1963-65
Taylor Branch
BOOK | KINDLE

At Canaan’s Edge: America In The King Years, 1965-68
Taylor Branch
BOOK | KINDLE

Walking With The Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
John Lewis (with Michael D’Orso)
BOOK

The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Clayborne Carson
BOOK | KINDLE

The Autobiography of Malcolm X
Malcolm X (as told to Alex Haley)
BOOK

Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Laws That Changed America
Nick Kotz
BOOK | KINDLE
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GENERAL UNITED STATES HISTORY:
Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War
T.J. Stiles
BOOK | KINDLE

Veeps: Profiles In Insignificance
Bill Kelter and Wayne Shellabarger
BOOK | KINDLE

The Commanders
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World, 1788-1800
Jay Winik
BOOK | KINDLE

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Stephen E. Ambrose
BOOK | KINDLE

Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
Stephen E. Ambrose
BOOK | KINDLE

The Making of the President 1960
Theodore White
BOOK | KINDLE

The Making of the President 1964
Theodore White
BOOK | KINDLE

The Making of the President 1968
Theodore White
BOOK | KINDLE

The Making of the President 1972
Theodore White
BOOK | KINDLE

The New York Times Page One: Major Events 1900-2000 As Presented In The New York Times
The New York Times Company
BOOK

Confessions of an Economic Hitman
John Perkins
BOOK | KINDLE

In Harm’s Way: The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis and the Extraordinary Story of Its Survivors
Doug Stanton
BOOK

Sea of Glory: America’s Voyage of Discovery: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842
Nathaniel Philbrick
BOOK | KINDLE

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex
Nathaniel Philbrick
BOOK | KINDLE

The Last Stand: Custer, Sitting Bull, and the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Nathaniel Philbrick
BOOK | KINDLE

Crazy Horse and Custer: The Parallel Lives of Two American Warriors
Stephen E. Ambrose
BOOK | KINDLE

1812: The War That Forged a Nation
Walter R. Borneman
BOOK | KINDLE

Robert Kennedy: His Life
Evan Thomas
BOOK

Desperate Passage: The Donner Party’s Perilous Journey West
Ethan Rarick
BOOK | KINDLE

The Journals of Lewis and Clark
Meriwether Lewis/William Clark
BOOK

SEAL Target Geronimo: The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama bin Laden
Chuck Pfarrer
BOOK | KINDLE

SEALAB: America’s Forgotten Quest to Live and Work on the Ocean Floor
Ben Hellwarth
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Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics: JFK, RFK, Carter, Ford, Reagan
Jeff Greenfield
BOOK | KINDLE

Unfamiliar Fishes
Sarah Vowell
BOOK | KINDLE

The Union of Their Dreams: Power, Hope, and Struggle In Cesar Chavez’s Farm Worker Movement
Miriam Pawel
BOOK | KINDLE

A Crack In the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Simon Winchester
BOOK

The Most Famous Man In America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher
Debby Applegate
BOOK | KINDLE

The Age of Gold: The California Gold Rush and the New American Dream
H.W. Brands
BOOK | KINDLE
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GENERAL WORLD HISTORY

Fidel: A Critical Portrait
Tad Szulc
BOOK

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling
Ross King
BOOK

The Bad Popes
E.R. Chamberlin
BOOK

Villa & Zapata: The History of the Mexican Revolution
Frank McLynn
BOOK | KINDLE

Peter The Great: His Life and World
Robert K. Massie
BOOK

King Edward VIII
Philip Ziegler
BOOK

Fidel and Che: A Revolutionary Friendship
Simon Reid-Henry
BOOK | KINDLE

King•Kaiser•Tsar: Three Royal Cousins Who Led the World To War
Catrine Clay
BOOK | KINDLE

God Has Ninety-Nine Names: Reporting From a Militant Middle East
Judith Miller
BOOK | KINDLE

Red Heat: Conspiracy, Murder, and the Cold War in the Caribbean
Alex Von Tunzelmann
BOOK | KINDLE

Isandlwana: How the Zulus Humbled the British Empire
Adrian Greaves
BOOK

The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World
Jay Bahadur
BOOK | KINDLE

Henry VIII
David Loades
BOOK | KINDLE

The Fourth Part of the World: An Astonishing Epic of Global Discovery, Imperial Ambition, and the Birth of America
Toby Lester
BOOK | KINDLE

Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
Simon Winchester
BOOK | KINDLE

Voltaire: A Life
Ian Davidson
BOOK | KINDLE

Éminence: Cardinal Richelieu and the Rise of France
Jean-Vincent Blanchard
BOOK | KINDLE
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OTHER PERSONAL FAVORITES:
The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Erik Larson
BOOK | KINDLE

Thunderstruck
Erik Larson
BOOK | KINDLE

Isaac’s Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Erik Larson
BOOK | KINDLE

In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin
Erik Larson
BOOK | KINDLE

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
BOOK | KINDLE

The City of Falling Angels
John Berendt
BOOK | KINDLE

The 48 Laws of Power
Robert Greene
BOOK

The Art of Seduction
Robert Greene
BOOK | KINDLE

The 33 Strategies of War
Robert Greene
BOOK | KINDLE

The Prince and The Discourses
Niccolo Machiavelli
BOOK

The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
BOOK | KINDLE

The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford
Ron Hansen
BOOK

Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain
Maryanne Wolf
BOOK

How We Decide
Jonah Lehrer
BOOK | KINDLE

Proust Was A Neuroscientist
Jonah Lehrer
BOOK | KINDLE

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell
BOOK | KINDLE

What The Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
Malcolm Gladwell
BOOK | KINDLE

Hang Time: Days and Dreams With Michael Jordan
Bob Greene
BOOK

Rebound: The Odyssey of Michael Jordan
Bob Greene
BOOK

One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
BOOK

Love In the Time of Cholera
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
BOOK

The General In His Labyrinth
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
BOOK

A Lion’s Tale: Around the World In Spandex
Chris Jericho
BOOK | KINDLE

Undisputed: How To Become the World Champion In 1,372 Easy Steps
Chris Jericho
BOOK | KINDLE

The Gloves: A Boxing Chronicle
Robert Anasi
BOOK | KINDLE

Our Dumb World: The Onion’s Atlas of the Planet Earth, 73rd Edition
The Onion
BOOK

The Devil’s Dictionary
Ambrose Bierce
BOOK | KINDLE

The Deaths of the Popes: Comprehensive Accounts, Including Funerals, Burial Places, and Epitaphs
Wendy J. Reardon
BOOK

I Hate Your Guts
Jim Norton
BOOK | KINDLE

Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch
Jim Norton
BOOK | KINDLE

Democracy Matters: Winning the Fight Against Imperialism
Cornel West
BOOK

The World’s Most Dangerous Places
Robert Young Pelton
BOOK

Fab Five: Basketball, Trash Talk, the American Dream
Mitch Albom
BOOK | KINDLE

More Than A Game
Phil Jackson/Charley Rosen
BOOK | KINDLE

The Last Season: A Team In Search of Its Soul
Phil Jackson
BOOK

Joe Louis: Hard Times Man
Randy Roberts
BOOK | KINDLE

Lust For Life
Irving F. Stone
BOOK

The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales
Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
BOOK

Squids Will Be Squids: Fresh Morals, Beastly Fables
Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
BOOK

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America’s First Superhero
William Kalush/Larry Sloman
BOOK | KINDLE

Travels With Charley: In Search of America
John Steinbeck
BOOK | KINDLE

Leaves of Grass
Walt Whitman
BOOK | KINDLE

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes
BOOK | KINDLE

Road Work: Among Tyrants, Heroes, Rogues, and Beasts
Mark Bowden
BOOK | KINDLE

Guests of the Ayatollah: The First Battle In America’s War With Militant Islam
Mark Bowden
BOOK | KINDLE

Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics
Anonymous (Joe Klein)
BOOK | KINDLE

The Secret Service: The Hidden History of an Enigmatic Agency
Philip H. Melanson/Peter F. Stevens
BOOK

The Education of Henry Adams
Henry Adams
BOOK | KINDLE

Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
Sanyika Shakur (aka Monster Kody Scott)
BOOK | KINDLE

Blue Rage, Black Redemption
Stanley “Tookie” Williams
BOOK | KINDLE

Pimp: The Story of My Life
Iceberg Slim
BOOK | KINDLE

Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A.
Luis J. Rodriguez
BOOK | KINDLE

Redemption
Stanley “Tookie” Williams
BOOK

The Art of Expressing the Human Body
Bruce Lee
BOOK

Tao of Jeet Kune Do
Bruce Lee
BOOK | KINDLE

The Rose That Grew From Concrete
Tupac Shakur
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