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Update on reading biographies of all the presidents

Here’s an update on the goal of reading at least one biography of each president, in order. It all started in 2017 with George Washington, and the most recent is a three-volume series on Theodore Roosevelt.

Biographies of Presidents Washington through Theodore Roosevelt are on the shelf. Some of the biographies are longer than others — and not all the books I’ve read are shown here!

Three recently completed books on Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris cover his early years, his presidency and his post-presidency, respectively.

Fred Michmershuizen presidenttial biographies

The top row (those serving from 1789 to 1877) are Washington, John Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, John Quincy Adams, Jackson, Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, Tyler, Polk, Taylor, Fillmore, Pierce, Buchanan, Lincoln, Andrew Johnson and Grant.

The bottom row on the bookshelf of presidents (in the featured image above) includes biographies of those who served as president from 1877 through 1909. From left: Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Benjamin Harrison, McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.