Friday, March 14, 2014

Feature Friday: The Favorite Books of All 44 Presidents of the United States

...As if you needed another reason to like Lincoln.

Apparently William McKinley and FDR liked poetry.  And JFK was a James Bond fan.

A few highlights:

1. George Washington

George Washington
Served: 1789-1797
Book: Cato, a Tragedy by Joseph Addison

8. Martin Van Buren

Martin Van Buren
Served: 1837-1841
Book: Autobiography of Martin Van Buren by Martin Van Buren

16. Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln
Served: 1861-1865
Book: Collected Works of William Shakespeare

29. Warren G. Harding

Warren G. Harding
Served: March 4, 1921 – August 2, 1923 
Book: Rules of Poker

35. John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy
Served: January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963
Book: From Russia with Love by Ian Flemming

40. Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan
Served: 1981-1989
Book: The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy

43. George W. Bush

George W. Bush
Served: 2001-2009
Book: The Bible

44. Barack Obama

Barack Obama
Served: 2009-Present 
Book: Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson and/or Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison

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  1. I read "Summer of 1927" and learned that Warren Harding was a horrible person and a horrible president... and also a horrible gambler :)

    1. Yeah, I just found out all that stuff recently too. Kind of crazy that he was once our president!


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