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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Tributes and Trash Talk: What Our Presidents Said About Each Other
Anthony Bergen
Kindle (Amazon) | NOOK (Barnes & Noble)
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MY BIBLES/BOOKS I ALWAYS HAVE WITHIN ARM’S REACH:

The Complete Book of U.S. Presidents (5th Edition)
William A. DeGregorio
BOOK

Presidential Factbook
Joseph Nathan Kane
BOOK

Who’s Buried In Grant’s Tomb? A Tour of Presidential Gravesites
Brian Lamb and the Staff of C-SPAN (with contributions by Richard Norton Smith and Douglas Brinkley)
BOOK | KINDLE

Fraternity: A Journey In Search of Five Presidents
Bob Greene
BOOK | KINDLE

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: The Alexander Text
William Shakespeare
BOOK
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GENERAL PRESIDENTIAL HISTORY:

Presidential Anecdotes
Paul F. Boller, Jr.
BOOK | KINDLE

Presidential Inaugurations
Paul F. Boller, Jr.
BOOK

Presidential Campaigns: From George Washington to George W. Bush
Paul F. Boller, Jr.
BOOK | KINDLE

Secret Lives of the U.S. Presidents: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the Men of the White House
Cormac O’Brien
BOOK | KINDLE

Secret Lives of the First Ladies: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the Women of the White House
Cormac O’Brien
BOOK | KINDLE

The American President: The Human Drama of Our Nation’s Highest Office
Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr., Philip B. Kundhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt
BOOK

1920: The Year of the Six Presidents
David Pietrusza
BOOK | KINDLE

1948: Harry Truman’s Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America
David Pietrusza
BOOK

1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign That Forged Three Presidencies
David Pietrusza
BOOK

"To the Best of My Ability": The American Presidents
Edited by James M. McPherson
BOOK

Presidential Ambition: Gaining Power At Any Cost
Richard Shenkman
BOOK | KINDLE

Best Little Stories From The White House, 2nd Edition
C. Brian Kelly
BOOK

Air Force One: A History of the Presidents and Their Planes
Kenneth T. Walsh
BOOK | KINDLE

Shadow: Five Presidents and the Legacy of Watergate
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

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

The Mortal Presidency: Illness and Anguish in the White House
Robert E. Gilbert
BOOK

They Also Ran
Irving Stone
BOOK

Presidents: Their Lives, Families, and Great Decisions
Saturday Evening Post
BOOK

Star-Spangled Men: America’s Ten Worst Presidents
Nathan Miller
BOOK | KINDLE

American Caesars: Lives of the Presidents from Franklin D. Roosevelt to George W. Bush
Nigel Hamilton
BOOK | KINDLE

The Modern American Presidency
Lewis L. Gould
BOOK

Thanks For The Memories, Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom From the Front Row at the White House
Helen Thomas
BOOK | KINDLE

Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times
Helen Thomas
BOOK | KINDLE

Character: Profiles In Presidential Courage
Chris Wallace
BOOK

Portraits of the Presidents: Power and Personality In the White House
Hugh Sidey
BOOK

Eyewitness To Power: The Essence of Leadership: Nixon To Clinton
David Gergen
BOOK | KINDLE

The White House In Mourning: Deaths and Funerals of Presidents In Office
Martin S. Nowak
BOOK

The First Ladies Factbook: The Childhoods, Courtships, Marriages, Campaigns, Accomplishments, and Legacies of Every First Lady from Martha Washington to Michelle Obama
Bill Harris
BOOK

Mr. President: How and Why the Founders Created a Chief Executive
Ray Raphael
BOOK | KINDLE

Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics
Lewis I. Gould
BOOK

Assassination Vacation
Sarah Vowell
BOOK | KINDLE
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GEORGE WASHINGTON:
Washington: A Life
Ron Chernow
BOOK | KINDLE

His Excellency: George Washington
Joseph J. Ellis
BOOK | KINDLE

George Washington: A Life
Willard Sterne Randall
BOOK

George Washington: Writings
George Washington
BOOK
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JOHN ADAMS:
John Adams
David McCullough
BOOK | KINDLE

John Adams: Party of One
James Grant
BOOK
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THOMAS JEFFERSON:
Jefferson: Writings: Autobiography/Notes on the State of Virginia/Public and Private Papers/Addresses/Letters
Thomas Jefferson
BOOK

American Sphinx: The Character of Thomas Jefferson
Joseph J. Ellis
BOOK | KINDLE

Twilight At Monticello: The Final Years of Thomas Jefferson
Alan Pell Crawford
BOOK | KINDLE
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JAMES MADISON
Mr. and Mrs. Madison’s War: America’s First Couple and the Second War of Independence
Hugh Howard
BOOK | KINDLE

James Madison: A Son of Virginia and a Founder of the Nation
Jeff Broadwater
BOOK | KINDLE

Madison’s Metronome: The Constitution, Majority Rule, and the Temple of American Politics
Greg Weiner
BOOK
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JAMES MONROE
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and a Nation’s Call To Greatness
Harlow Giles Unger
BOOK | KINDLE

James Monroe: The Quest For National Identity
Harry Ammon
BOOK

The Monroe Doctrine: Empire and Nation in Nineteenth-Century America
Jay Sexton
BOOK | KINDLE
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JOHN QUINCY ADAMS:
John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, A Private Life
Paul C. Nagel
BOOK

Mr. Adams’s Last Crusade: John Quincy Adams’s Extraordinary Post-Presidential Life In Congress
Joseph Wheelan
BOOK | KINDLE
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ANDREW JACKSON:
American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House
Jon Meacham
BOOK | KINDLE

The Life of Andrew Jackson
Robert Remini
BOOK | KINDLE
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JOHN TYLER
John Tyler: The Accidental President
Edward P. Crapol
BOOK | KINDLE
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JAMES K. POLK
Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America
Walter R. Borneman
BOOK | KINDLE
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FRANKLIN PIERCE:
Franklin Pierce, Volume I: New Hampshire’s Favorite Son
Peter A. Wallner
BOOK

Franklin Pierce, Volume II: Martyr For The Union
Peter A. Wallner
BOOK

Franklin Pierce: Young History of the Granite Hills
Roy Franklin Nichols
BOOK

The Presidency of Franklin Pierce
Larry Gara
BOOK
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN:

Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Doris Kearns Goodwin
BOOK | KINDLE

Looking For Lincoln: The Making of An American Icon
Philip B. Kunhardt III, Peter W. Kunhardt, Peter W. Kunhardt, Jr.
BOOK

Twenty Days: A Narrative In Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Twenty Days and Nights That Followed
Dorothy Meserve Kunhardt and Philip B. Kunhardt, Jr.
BOOK

Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer
James L. Swanson
BOOK | KINDLE

Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse
James L. Swanson
BOOK | KINDLE

Honor’s Voice: The Transformation of Abraham Lincoln
Douglas L. Wilson
BOOK | KINDLE

The Eloquent President: A Portrait of Lincoln Through His Words
Ronald C. White, Jr.
BOOK | KINDLE

The Sword of Lincoln: The Army of the Potomac
Jeffry D. Wert
BOOK | KINDLE

The Day Lincoln Was Shot
Jim Bishop
BOOK

A. Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours
W. Emerson Reck
BOOK

Lincoln
David Herbert Donald
BOOK | KINDLE

Abraham Lincoln: His Speeches and Writings
Edited by Roy Basler
BOOK | KINDLE

Lincoln: A Novel
Gore Vidal
BOOK | KINDLE

April 1865: The Month That Saved America
Jay Winik
BOOK | KINDLE

My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry That Led To the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Nora Titone
BOOK | KINDLE

Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Context, and Memory
Harold Holzer
BOOK

Abraham Lincoln, Esq.: The Legal Career of America’s Greatest President
Edited by Roger Billings and Frank J. Williams
BOOK | KINDLE

Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership Between a President and His General
John C. Waugh
BOOK | KINDLE

Reelecting Lincoln: The Battle for the 1864 Presidency
John C. Waugh
BOOK | KINDLE
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JEFFERSON DAVIS AND THE CONFEDERACY:
An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government
William C. Davis
BOOK

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume I
Jefferson Davis
BOOK

The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Volume II
Jefferson Davis
BOOK

Jefferson Davis, American
William J. Cooper
BOOK | KINDLE

Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour
William C. Davis
BOOK

Richmond Burning: The Last Days of the Confederate Capital
Nelson Lankford
BOOK
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ULYSSES S. GRANT:
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
BOOK | KINDLE

Many Are The Hearts: The Agony and the Triumph of Ulysses S. Grant
Richard Goldhurst
BOOK
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RUTHERFORD B. HAYES
1877: America’s Year of Living Violently
Michael A. Bellesiles
BOOK | KINDLE
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JAMES GARFIELD:
Dark Horse: The Surprise Election and Political Murder of President James A. Garfield
Kenneth D. Ackerman
BOOK

Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President
Candice Millard
BOOK | KINDLE
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GROVER CLEVELAND
An Honest President: The Life and Presidencies of Grover Cleveland
H. Paul Jeffers
BOOK
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THEODORE ROOSEVELT:
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris
BOOK | KINDLE

Theodore Rex
Edmund Morris
BOOK | KINDLE

Colonel Roosevelt
Edmund Morris
BOOK | KINDLE
(All three books from Edmund Morris’s Theodore Roosevelt trilogy in a bundle)

When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt After the White House
Patricia O’Toole
BOOK | KINDLE
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WOODROW WILSON
When The Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson
Gene Smith
BOOK
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WARREN G. HARDING
The Harding Affair: Love and Espionage During the Great War
James David Robenalt
BOOK | KINDLE
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HERBERT HOOVER
Herbert Hoover: A Biography
Eugene Lyons
BOOK

The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928-1933
Glen Jeansonne
BOOK
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FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT:
No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front In World War II
Doris Kearns Goodwin
BOOK | KINDLE

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom
Conrad Black
BOOK

Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Jon Meacham
BOOK | KINDLE

The Plots Against the President: FDR, A Nation In Crisis, and the Rise of the American Right
Sally Denton
BOOK | KINDLE

FDR and Chief Justice Hughes: The President, the Supreme Court, and the Epic Battle Over the New Deal
James F. Simon
BOOK | KINDLE

Pearl Harbor Christmas: A World At War, December 1941
Stanley Weintraub
BOOK | KINDLE

FDR, Dewey, and the Election of 1944
David M. Jordan
BOOK | KINDLE
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HARRY TRUMAN:
Truman
David McCullough
BOOK | KINDLE

Memoirs of Harry S. Truman: Volume One, Year of Decisions/Volume Two, Years of Trial and Hope
Harry S. Truman
BOOK

Off The Record: The Private Papers of Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
BOOK
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DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Eisenhower
Geoffrey Perret
BOOK | KINDLE

Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis: Suez and the Brink of War
David A. Nichols
BOOK | KINDLE
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JOHN F. KENNEDY:
Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Vincent Bugliosi
BOOK | KINDLE

The Death of a President: November 1963
William Manchester
BOOK

President Kennedy: Profile of Power
Richard Reeves
BOOK | KINDLE

The Dark Side of Camelot
Seymour M. Hersh
BOOK

An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
Robert Dallek
BOOK | KINDLE

Kennedy
Theodore C. Sorensen
BOOK | KINDLE

The Kennedy Tapes: Inside the White House During the Cuban Missile Crisis
Philip D. Zelikow/Ernest R. May
BOOK

A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy In the White House
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
BOOK
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LYNDON B. JOHNSON:
Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency
Mark K. Updegrove
BOOK | KINDLE

LBJ: The White House Years
Photography collection edited by Harry Middleton
BOOK

The Path To Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 1
Robert Caro
BOOK | KINDLE

Means of Ascent: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 2
Robert Caro
BOOK | KINDLE

Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 3
Robert Caro
BOOK | KINDLE

The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4
Robert Caro
BOOK | KINDLE

Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Doris Kearns Goodwin
BOOK

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

Lone Star Rising: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, Volume I: 1908-1960
Robert Dallek
BOOK | KINDLE

Flawed Giant: Lyndon Johnson and His Times, Volume II: 1961-1973
Robert Dallek
BOOK | KINDLE

The Thirty-First of March: An Intimate Portrait of Lyndon Johnson’s Final Days In Office
Horace W. Busby
BOOK | KINDLE

A Very Human President
Jack Valenti
BOOK

My Brother Lyndon
Sam Houston Johnson
BOOK

Profiles In Courage
John F. Kennedy
BOOK

A Companion to Lyndon B. Johnson
Edited by Mitchell B. Lerner
BOOK | KINDLE
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RICHARD NIXON:
RN: The Memoirs of Richard Nixon
Richard Nixon
BOOK

The Haldeman Diaries: Inside the Nixon White House
H.R. “Bob” Haldeman
BOOK

Nixon Off-the-Record: His Candid Commentary On People and Politics
Monica Crowley
BOOK

Nixon, Volume 1: The Education of a Politician, 1913-1962
Stephen Ambrose
BOOK

Nixon, Volume 2: The Triumph of a Politician, 1962-1972
Stephen Ambrose
BOOK

Nixon, Volume 3: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990
Stephen Ambrose
BOOK

All The President’s Men
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
BOOK | KINDLE

The Final Days
Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
BOOK

President Nixon: Alone In The White House
Richard Reeves
BOOK | KINDLE

Breach of Faith: The Fall of Richard Nixon
Theodore White
BOOK

In The Arena: A Memoir of Victory, Defeat, and Renewal
Richard Nixon
BOOK

Very Strange Bedfellows: The Short and Unhappy Marriage of Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew
Jules Witcover
BOOK | KINDLE

Fear and Loathing On the Campaign Trail ‘72
Hunter S. Thompson
BOOK
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GERALD FORD:
Write It When I’m Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations With Gerald Ford
Thomas M. DeFrank
BOOK | KINDLE

31 Days: The Crisis That Gave Us the Government We Have Today
Barry Werth
BOOK
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RONALD REAGAN:
President Reagan: The Triumph of Imagination
Richard Reeves
BOOK | KINDLE

Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
Edmund Morris
BOOK | KINDLE

Governor Reagan: His Rise To Power
Lou Cannon
BOOK

President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime
Lou Cannon
BOOK | KINDLE

Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

The Long Goodbye
Patti Davis
BOOK | KINDLE

Rawhide Down: The Near Assassination of Ronald Reagan
Del Quentin Wilber
BOOK | KINDLE
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BILL CLINTON:
The Clinton Years: The Photographs of Robert McNeely
Robert McNeely
BOOK

Clinton In Exile: A President Out of the White House
Carol Felsenthal
BOOK | KINDLE

My Life
Bill Clinton
BOOK | KINDLE

The Survivor: Bill Clinton in the White House
John F. Harris
BOOK | KINDLE

The Agenda: Inside The Clinton White House
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

The Choice
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

A Complicated Man: The Life of Bill Clinton as Told by Those Who Know Him
Michael Takiff
BOOK | KINDLE

The Natural: The Misunderstood Presidency of Bill Clinton
Joe Klein
BOOK | KINDLE

Better Than Sex
Hunter S. Thompson
BOOK

First In His Class: A Biography of Bill Clinton
David Maraniss
BOOK | KINDLE

The Clinton Wars
Sidney Blumenthal
BOOK | KINDLE

The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton
Peter Baker
BOOK | KINDLE

All Too Human: A Political Education
George Stephanopoulos
BOOK | KINDLE

American Rhapsody
Joe Eszterhas
BOOK | KINDLE

The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History With the President
Taylor Branch
BOOK | KINDLE
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GEORGE W. BUSH:
Dead Certain: The Presidency of George W. Bush
Robert Draper
BOOK | KINDLE

Bush at War
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

Plan of Attack
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

The War Within: A Secret White House History, 2006-2008
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

Decision Points
George W. Bush
BOOK | KINDLE
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BARACK OBAMA:
Obama’s Wars
Bob Woodward
BOOK | KINDLE

Young Mr. Obama: Chicago and the Making of a Black President
Edward McClelland
BOOK | KINDLE

Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance
Barack Obama
BOOK | KINDLE

The Audacity Of Hope: Thoughts On Reclaiming the American Dream
Barack Obama
BOOK | KINDLE

Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
John Heilemann/Mark Halperin
BOOK | KINDLE
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