President George Washington|
Despite the reverence his name inspires, Washington remains a lifeless waxwork for many Americans, worthy but dull.
President John Adams
In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams.
President Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson designed his own tombstone, describing himself simply as "Author of the Declaration of Independence and of the
Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and Father of the University of Virginia."
President James Madison
James Madison led one of the most influential and prolific lives in American history, and his story - although all too often
overshadowed by his more celebrated contemporaries - is integral to that of the nation.
President James Monroe
Unlike his predecessors Jefferson and Madison, Monroe was at his core a military man.
President John Quincy Adams|
John Quincy Adams was raised, educated, and groomed to be President, following in the footsteps of his father, John.
President Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable
book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency.
President Martin Van Buren
The first "professional politician" to become president, the slick and dandyish Martin Van Buren was
to all appearances the opposite of his predecessor, the rugged general and Democratic champion Andrew Jackson.
President William Henry Harrison
The president who served the shortest term - just a single month - but whose victorious election campaign
rewrote the rules for candidates seeking America's highest office.
President John Taylor
The first "accidental president," whose secret maneuverings brought Texas into the Union and set secession in motion.