Free ↠ Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote By Craig Fehrman –

Free ↠ Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote By Craig Fehrman – Based On A Decade Of Research And Reporting, Author In Chief Tells The Story Of America S Presidents As Authors And Offers A Delightful New Window Into The Public And Private Lives Of Our Highest Leaders Most Americans Are Familiar With Abraham Lincoln S Famous Words In The Gettysburg Address And The Eman Cipation Proclamation Yet Few Can Name The Work That Helped Him Win The Presidency His Published Collection Of Speeches Entitled Political Debates Between Hon Abraham Lincoln And Hon Stephen A Douglas Lincoln Labored In Secret To Get His Book Ready For The Election, Tracking Down Newspaper Transcripts, Editing Them Carefully For Fairness, And Hunting For A Printer Who Would Meet His Specifications Political Debates Sold Fifty Thousand Copies The Rough Equivalent Of Half A Million Books In Today S Market And It Reveals Something About Lincoln S Presidential Ambitions But It Also Reveals Something About His Heart And Mind When Voters Asked About His Beliefs, Lincoln Liked To Point Them To His Book In Craig Fehrman S Groundbreaking Work Of History, Author In Chief, The Story Of America S Presidents And Their Books Opens A Rich New Window Into Presidential Biography From Volumes Lost To History Calvin Coolidge S Autobiography, Which Was One Of The Most Widely Discussed Titles Of To Ones We Know And Love Barack Obama S Dreams From My Father, Which Was Very Nearly Never Published Fehrman Unearths Countless Insights About The Presidents Through Their Literary Works Presidential Books Have Made An Enormous Impact On American History, Catapulting Their Authors To The National Stage And Even Turning Key Elections Beginning With Thomas Jefferson S Notes On The State Of Virginia, The First Presidential Book To Influence A Campaign, And John Adams S Autobiography, The First Score Settling Presiden Tial Memoir, Author In Chief Draws On Newly Uncovered Information Including Never Before Published Letters From Andrew Jackson, John F Kennedy, And Ronald Reagan To Cast Fresh Light On The Private Drives And Self Doubts That Fueled Our Nation S Leaders We See Teddy Roosevelt As A Vulnerable First Time Author, Struggling To Write The Book That Would Become A Classic Of American History We See Reagan Painstakingly Revising Where S The Rest Of Me , A Forgotten Memoir In Which He Sharpened His Sunny Political Image We See Donald Trump Negotiating The Deal For The Art Of The Deal, The Volume That Made Him Synonymous With Business Savvy Alongside Each Of These Authors, We Also Glimpse The Everyday Americans Who Read Them Combining The Narrative Felicity Of A Journalist With The Rigorous Scholarship Of A Historian, Fehrman Delivers A Feast For History Lovers, Book Lovers, And Everybody Curious About A Behind The Scenes Look At Our Presidents

10 thoughts on “Author in Chief: The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote

  1. Jeffrey Keeten Jeffrey Keeten says:

    A good citizen is a good reader The reverse is also true, with the most bookish Americans being 31 percentlikely to vote than their peers In other words, a good reader is also a good citizen When I saw the premise of this book, I knew that it was in my wheelhouse I love biographies of presidents and have read several of their autobiographies as well I usually prefer the biographies because in many

  2. Diane S ☔ Diane S ☔ says:

    An interesting look at Presidential books from the very beginning Background on the various leaders, and their writing processes, as well as why they were writing Andrew Jackson wrote the first book that helped him win the presidency, a campaign treatise at a time when candidates didn t campaign for themselves Since it is women s month, I need to mention that Abigail Adams own book sold better than

  3. Jean Jean says:

    I know that most presidents were prolific readers and some were skilled writers One of the presidents on top of my list of reader writers is Theodore Roosevelt I always felt a kindred spirit with him after reading one of his comments about reading Reading is living I have also read it as Reading is life Probably the most famous president that was a reader writer was John Adams He was a prolific letter

  4. Julie Durnell Julie Durnell says:

    I like presidential books, and this was a great read So many historical nuggets in each of the president s reading and writing choices makes an interesting book and a place to inspire additional reading of a particular president I noticed a common thread through most all of the president s lives in devoting their reading time to history material The presidents of the 18th and 19th century made it a prio

  5. Megan (readingretriever) Megan (readingretriever) says:

    Author in Chief Rating 5 5I m going to be honest I did not expect a book about presidents and their books to beso damn fascinatingAuthor in Chief tells the story of the American presidents as readers and authors It was fascinating to see how books shaped the presidents as children and how a love for the written word carried over into adulthood and ultimately into their presidency From Washington to Trump,

  6. Bonnie Bonnie says:

    I generally find reading history books dry or slow reading, but I found this book to be a fascinating read about the presidents and the books they have written It really opened the window for this reader into the lives of our country s leaders Excellent book for history lovers and book lovers, too.

  7. Julie Julie says:

    It was nice to get the flavor and explore the common themes of all the books without having to read them all I did not realize there were so many There will be several I WILL be reading thanks to this taste Well researched this book looks at our presidents, their writings and the impact of those on both future presidents and society.

  8. Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin Peter (Pete) Mcloughlin says:

    A fun little book on the presidential books geared to a political junkie with centrist normie politics That s okay it is still fun if your politics aren t quite that.

  9. Emily Emily says:

    Terrific As some one interested in both American history andespecially in books, this work hit a real sweet spot for me Fehrman delves into the literary outputs of presidents and presidential hopefuls , and along the way his book becomes not only a look at history through an interesting lens, but also the story of how American publishing developed and a cultural history of reading I was engrossed far beyond my ex

  10. Andrew MacDonald Andrew MacDonald says:

    I loved this book and found it an insightful primer for understanding not only the literary works of past presidents, but also something about the American psyche It would be tough to pick a favorite president chapter, since Fehrman was basically my introduction to all of them, ignorant Canadian that I am, but I will say that the book is anything but dry AUTHOR IN CHIEF has all the things I want in non fiction airt

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