Presidents of the United States
See also: Abraham Lincoln
Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power
Bestselling author Dallek (An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy) delivers what will quickly become recognized as a classic of modern history: the definitive analysis of Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger's complex, often troubled partnership in running American foreign policy from January 1969 through August 1974. - Publisher's Weekly
An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917-1963
Drawing upon previously unavailable material and never-before-opened archives, An Unfinished Life includes revelations about JFK's health, his love affairs, RFK's appointment as Attorney General, what Joseph Kennedy did to help his son's election to the presidency, and the path JFK would have taken in the Vietnam entanglement had he survived.
The Hemingses of Monticello: an American Family
This epic work, the multigenerational story of Thomas Jefferson's hidden slave family, tells the story of the Hemingses, whose close blood ties to our third president had been systematically expunged from American history until very recently. Winner of the 2008 National Book Award for nonfiction.
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Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in History.
"At the core of an impeccably researched, brilliantly executed military history is an analysis of George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River in December 1776 and the resulting destruction of the Hessian garrison of Trenton and defeat of a British brigade at Princeton." - Publishers Weekly
Eleanor and Franklin: The Story of Their Relationship Based on Eleanor Roosevelt's Private Papers
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Joseph Lash was secretary and confidant to Eleanor Roosevelt. His book won a Pulitzer prize and was made into the PBS special of the same name.
In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life-journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest Yankee patriot who rose to become the second President of the United States.
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In this Pulitzer Prize-winning biography, acclaimed historian David McCullough not only captures the man -- a more complex, informed, and determined man than ever before imagined -- but also the turbulent times in which he rose, boldly, to meet unprecedented challenges.
Television mini-series from 1976 by WNET that dramatizes four generations of Adamses and 150 years of American history from the birth of the Revolution through the Gilded Age. Includes John Adams, a passionate revolutionary and second president, and John Quincy Adams, proud son of a famous father and sixth president.
Ten one-hour documentaries that focus on different aspects of character and governing style of the men who have served as president of the United States.
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With reenactments and commentary by historians, this Learning Channel video tells the story of George Washington's coming of age, as he abandoned his comfortable life as a country squire and pursued a career in the military.
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This PBS production examines the failings of Carter's political leadership in the context of the turbulent 1970's and explores the role religion played in his career.
Originally broadcast on HBO as a seven-part mini-series in 2008 based on the book by David McCullough. While our new nation was suffering attacks from both within and without, John Adams had a vision of a nation of liberty and justice for all. He guided his peers -- General George Washington, Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson -- in setting the values and agenda for a glorious, free America. Adams and his wife Abigail refined these democratic ideals, and their partnership became one of the most moving love stories in American history.
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This collection of 3 DVDs from the History Channel presents the lives and legacies of the 43 leaders of the United States including insight from journalists, scholars, and politicians, as well as rare and unseen photographs and footage.
This HBO movie tells the inspiring true story about Franklin Roosevelt, left a paraplegic from polio at 39 years of age, who seeks out a miracle cure in the backwoods of Georgia.
Browse the Catalog
For additional titles, browse the library catalog under the last names of individual presidents and under the subjects:
Abraham Lincoln Association: The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln
Now online at the University of Michigan.
American Presidency Project
Speeches, data, audio and video about the U.S. presidents from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
American Presidents: Life Portraits
The companion website to CSPAN's 20th Anniversary Television Series on the lives of the American Presidents, March-December, 1999.
The White House
The White House offers brief biographies of the presidents and first ladies.
Internet Public Library: Presidents of the United States (POTUS)
In this resource you will find background information, election results, cabinet members, notable events, and some points of interest on each of the presidents. Links to biographies, historical documents, audio and video files, and other presidential sites are also included to enrich this site.
Library of Congress: Presidents of the United States: Resource Guides
The presidential resource guides compile digital materials that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, each resource guide provides links to external Web sites and a bibliography containing selected works for both a general audience and younger readers.
The home of Thomas Jefferson in Virginia offers information about Jefferson, including the Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia.
The home of George Washington is 16 miles south of Washington D.C. in Virginia.
National Archives: Presidential Libraries
Information about the presidential libraries of recent US presidents and links to them online.
National Parks Service: American Presidents Travel Itinerary
This Discover Our Shared Heritage Travel Itinerary highlights the wide variety of places listed in the National Register of Historic Places that illustrate and have influenced the lives of the 43 presidents of the United States to date.
PBS: The American President
A series from WNET aired in April of 2000 telling the story of the American Presidency.
The Presidents (PBS/WGBH: The American Experience)
"The Presidents" web site builds on the research materials developed for the award-winning 1997 broadcasts. The site includes the "Presidential Record," a review of all 20th century chief executives and provides "Featured Presidents," an in-depth look at the eight presidents in the broadcast series: Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, Eisenhower, Truman, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon and Reagan.
Vincent Voice Library: U.S. Presidents of the 20th Century
from Michigan State University. Listen to the voices of the Presidents from Grover Cleveland to George W. Bush!