Tuesday, November 18, 2008

U.S. Presidents Reading Project

So much for my not signing up for any more reading challenges. And I am just getting started. It's like once you sign up for one you just can't stop. At least this one is perpetual.
U.S. President's Reading Project
The rules are simple:
1. Read at least one non-fiction book about each of the U.S. Presidents
2. Take as much time as you need
3. Have fun learning about U.S. history and its leaders
That's it! If one book about each president sounds a bit like "too much information" to you, feel free to choose books that talk about more than one president at a time and count it for each one. Tailor this project to suit your personal level of interest. Maybe you just want a passing knowledge of each one. Maybe you found a couple presidents interesting enough to read two or three or more books about them. Maybe you'll discover so many avenues you'd like to explore that we'll need to start an American History Reading Project. :-) The possibilities are endless!
Also, there is a page for each individual president where you can find suggestions for reading.

Visit the U.S. Presidents Reading Project Home Page for more information.

My Books:
  1. George Washington:
  2. John Adams:
  3. Thomas Jefferson:
  4. James Madison:
  5. James Monroe:
  6. John Quincy Adams:
  7. Andrew Jackson:
  8. Martin Van Buren:
  9. William H. Harrison:
  10. John Tyler:
  11. James K. Polk:
  12. Zachary Taylor:
  13. Millard Fillmore :
  14. Franklin Pierce:
  15. James Buchanan:
  16. Abraham Lincoln:
  17. Andrew Johnson:
  18. Ulysses S. Grant:
  19. Rutherford B. Hayes:
  20. James A. Garfield:
  21. Chester A. Arthur:
  22. Grover Cleveland:
  23. Benjamin Harrison:
  24. Grover Cleveland:
  25. William McKinley:
  26. Theodore Roosevelt:
  27. William H. Taft:
  28. Woodrow Wilson:
  29. Warren G. Harding:
  30. Calvin Coolidge:
  31. Herbert Hoover:
  32. Franklin D. Roosevelt:
  33. Harry S. Truman:
  34. Dwight D. Eisenhower:
  35. John F. Kennedy:
  36. Lyndon B. Johnson:
  37. Richard M. Nixon:
  38. Gerald R. Ford:
  39. Jimmy Carter:
  40. Ronald Reagan:
  41. George H. W. Bush:
  42. Bill Clinton:
  43. George W. Bush:

4 comments:

Lezlie said...

The challenges are horribly addicting! I've already got a half dozen for 2009! :-) Welcome to the U.S. Presidents Project!

Lezlie
Books 'N Border Collies

Stephanie said...

Holy cow, that's an ambitious challenge! I love history, but that's too much for me! LOL Good luck, and I'm looking forward to reading your reviews. :)

Jeanette said...

I fully intend to take several years for this one. I doubt I'll read more than 4-6 books a year for this.

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