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Us Presidents

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Dez 15, 2008, 5:18 pm

I joined the 999 Challenge and chose Biographies as one of my categories. There seem to be so many interesting ones out there that I want to read I had a hard time narrowing it down to 9. So my sister (also a member) and I decided to issue a challenge to read all the presidential biographies before the end of the new presidential term of office. 4 years , we figured we could do that and not impact our other reading to drastically.

Anybody care to join us in the US Presidents Challenge?

Dez 15, 2008, 5:21 pm

I'd be interested. Would we do one book for each President, or every one? Because the second option might be kind of impossible...

Dez 17, 2008, 11:13 am

It's one biography for each president - 43 books in 4 years. It may be extended if Obama gets re-elected.

Dez 22, 2008, 12:11 pm

What a coincidence, I just started William McKinley (The American Presidents) by Kevin Phillips. So count me in! Hey can I count Pres bios I already read? That would help a little.

Dez 28, 2008, 4:30 pm

As long as you know the title, you can count it! Just not fictional accounts--we want the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Join us, please!

Jan 1, 2009, 2:20 pm

Patriarch: George Washington and the New American nation

WHAT AN AMAZING MAN! What a way to start the challenge!
I just finished Patriarch: George Washington and the New American nation. what a superb book! It was kind of hard to start but once the author got on a roll, it was great! There were so many things that I never knew that came out in this book. My review is kind of long (just click on the touchstone and you'll see it) but I wanted to do him justice. I would definitely recommend this book if you want to find out about the startup government and how it survived.

Fev 4, 2009, 9:15 pm

cyderry - are you going to read your biographies in order of presidency?

I've already started a reading plan for the year so won't join until that's done, but I'll be curious to see what you read!

Fev 5, 2009, 2:25 pm

I am reading mine in order though it is not required that way. I found so far that reading them in order is really helpful in showing the issues that carried forward from term to term. I'm also hoping that it will help in showing the issues that took a while to develop and then came to a head under a particular President.

My sister and I started the challenge for ourselves and then decided that we'd make it official and let others join. We expected maybe 5 or ten more people would join. SO far we have 39 total and we are really excited that so many want to read these life stories too!

Join us anytime!