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22 Best Books About Presidents

Discover a collection of books about US Presidents. Dive into their lives, legacies, and the pivotal moments that shaped our nation.


A Promised Land

by Barack Obama

4.9 (125958 reviews)

What is A Promised Land about?

In this captivating memoir, the author reflects on his early political career, his historic journey to becoming the 44th President of the United States, and the challenges he faced during his first term. With eloquence and candor, he shares his personal experiences, political insights, and the ideals that shaped his presidency. From the highs of passing landmark legislation to the lows of navigating a divided nation, this book offers a compelling and intimate account of Barack Obama's journey in the White House.

Who should read A Promised Land

  • History enthusiasts seeking an insider's perspective on Barack Obama's presidency.

  • Political science students interested in understanding the complexities of governance.

  • Citizens curious about the personal journey of America's first Black president.


Where Do We Go from Here

by Martin Luther King, Jr., Ph.D.

4.9 (2437 reviews)

What is Where Do We Go from Here about?

In this thought-provoking book, a renowned civil rights leader and scholar, known for his powerful speeches, explores the pressing question of what lies ahead for America. Drawing on his experiences and insights, he delves into the challenges of racial inequality, economic injustice, and political unrest. With a vision of unity and justice, he offers a compelling roadmap for a future that can either be marked by chaos or foster a harmonious community.

Who should read Where Do We Go from Here

  • Activists and social justice advocates seeking guidance and inspiration.

  • Students and scholars studying the Civil Rights Movement and its impact.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the challenges and possibilities of racial equality.


Bag Man

by Rachel Maddow, Michael Yarvitz

4.8 (8038 reviews)

What is Bag Man about?

"Bag Man" by Rachel Maddow and Michael Yarvitz is a gripping account of a notorious criminal who infiltrated the highest levels of power in the White House. This book uncovers the wild crimes committed by this brazen crook, the audacious cover-up that ensued, and the spectacular downfall that eventually followed. With meticulous research and compelling storytelling, Maddow and Yarvitz shed light on a scandal that shook the foundations of American politics.

Who should read Bag Man

  • History enthusiasts interested in uncovering political scandals and corruption.

  • Fans of Rachel Maddow's investigative journalism and in-depth reporting.

  • Individuals seeking a gripping account of a high-profile political scandal.


Team of Rivals

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

4.8 (6633 reviews)

What is Team of Rivals about?

This book delves into the political genius of a prominent historical figure, exploring the life and leadership of Abraham Lincoln. Written by a renowned author, it focuses on Lincoln's ability to form a team of rivals, bringing together individuals with differing ideologies and backgrounds to achieve a common goal. Through meticulous research and engaging storytelling, the book offers a captivating insight into Lincoln's presidency and his remarkable ability to navigate the complexities of a divided nation.

Who should read Team of Rivals

  • History enthusiasts seeking a deep understanding of Abraham Lincoln's political brilliance.

  • Political science students interested in studying effective leadership strategies.

  • Anyone curious about the complex dynamics of American politics during the Civil War era.


The Truths We Hold

by Kamala Harris

4.8 (6390 reviews)

What is The Truths We Hold about?

"The Truths We Hold: An American Journey" is a captivating memoir that takes readers on a transformative journey through the life and experiences of its author. With a focus on justice, equality, and the power of community, this book offers a powerful exploration of Kamala Harris's personal and political journey, shedding light on her values, beliefs, and the truths she holds dear. It is an inspiring and thought-provoking read that delves into the challenges and triumphs of an extraordinary American leader.

Who should read The Truths We Hold

  • American citizens seeking insight into Kamala Harris's political journey.

  • Young women aspiring to break barriers in politics and leadership.

  • Individuals interested in understanding the challenges of modern American democracy.


Unfreedom of the Press

by Mark. R. Levin

4.8 (1355 reviews)

What is Unfreedom of the Press about?

In this thought-provoking book, the author delves into the state of the modern media and its impact on society. Through meticulous research and analysis, he exposes the biases, agendas, and lack of objectivity prevalent in today's press. With a passionate call for a return to true journalism, Levin challenges readers to question the media's role in shaping public opinion and emphasizes the importance of a free and unbiased press in a democratic society.

Who should read Unfreedom of the Press

  • Individuals interested in understanding the role of media in society.

  • Political enthusiasts seeking insights into media bias and manipulation.

  • Citizens concerned about the erosion of press freedom and integrity.


The Soul of America

by Jon Meacham

4.7 (5460 reviews)

What is The Soul of America about?

"The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels" by Jon Meacham explores pivotal moments in American history where the nation faced challenges to its core values and principles. Through a compelling narrative, Meacham delves into the struggles and triumphs that shaped the country, highlighting the resilience and resilience of the American spirit. This thought-provoking book serves as a reminder of the ongoing battle for progress and the importance of embracing our shared values.

Who should read The Soul of America

  • History enthusiasts seeking a deeper understanding of America's past.

  • Citizens concerned about the current state of American democracy.

  • Individuals interested in exploring the power of empathy and unity.



by Doris Kearns Goodwin

4.7 (4284 reviews)

What is Leadership about?

"Leadership: In Turbulent Times" delves into the lives of four iconic American leaders, exploring their journeys and the challenges they faced during times of crisis. Drawing from extensive research and personal interviews, the book offers profound insights into the qualities that define exceptional leadership. Doris Kearns Goodwin skillfully weaves together narratives of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson, providing a compelling exploration of leadership in the face of adversity.

Who should read Leadership

  • Aspiring leaders seeking guidance in navigating challenging times.

  • History enthusiasts interested in studying influential leaders' experiences.

  • Professionals looking to enhance their leadership skills and strategies.


The System

by Robert B. Reich

4.7 (1664 reviews)

What is The System about?

"The System" by Robert B. Reich is a thought-provoking book that delves into the intricate workings of our economic and political systems. Through a comprehensive analysis, Reich exposes the hidden forces and individuals responsible for rigging the system in favor of the wealthy and powerful. With compelling arguments and insightful solutions, he offers a blueprint for fixing the system and creating a more equitable society for all.

Who should read The System

  • Individuals interested in understanding the flaws and solutions of the current economic system.

  • Policy makers and politicians seeking insights into economic reform.

  • Anyone concerned about income inequality and social justice issues.


The Joy of Hate

by Greg Gutfeld

4.7 (1274 reviews)

What is The Joy of Hate about?

In this thought-provoking book, the author delves into the current culture of outrage and political correctness, offering a humorous and insightful perspective on how to navigate through it. With a blend of wit and sharp analysis, he explores the phenomenon of whining and provides strategies to triumph over it. A must-read for those seeking a refreshing take on the age of phony outrage and a guide to finding joy amidst the hate.

Who should read The Joy of Hate

  • Individuals seeking a humorous and insightful take on navigating modern outrage culture.

  • Those interested in understanding and countering the influence of whiners and complainers in society.

  • Readers looking for a refreshing perspective on embracing joy and rejecting negativity.


Promises to Keep

by Joe Biden

4.7 (1178 reviews)

What is Promises to Keep about?

In this compelling memoir, the author reflects on his life and political career, offering a unique perspective on the challenges and triumphs he has faced. From his humble beginnings to his time as Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden shares personal anecdotes and insights into the world of politics. With a focus on the importance of integrity and empathy, this book is a testament to his enduring commitment to public service.

Who should read Promises to Keep

  • Political enthusiasts seeking insights into Joe Biden's life and career.

  • History buffs interested in understanding the political landscape of America.

  • Individuals curious about the personal experiences and values that shaped Joe Biden.


Growing Up Biden

by Valerie Biden Owens

4.7 (281 reviews)

What is Growing Up Biden about?

"Growing Up Biden: A Memoir" is a heartfelt and intimate account of a remarkable family's journey through life, written by Valerie Biden Owens. This captivating memoir offers a unique perspective on the experiences, challenges, and triumphs of the Biden family, shedding light on their personal growth, resilience, and unwavering commitment to public service. With candid storytelling and poignant reflections, Owens paints a vivid picture of the Biden clan, leaving readers inspired and deeply moved.

Who should read Growing Up Biden

  • Fans of the Biden family seeking an intimate glimpse into their lives.

  • Political enthusiasts interested in Joe Biden's personal journey and upbringing.

  • Individuals curious about Valerie Biden Owens' perspective on the Biden family.


Walk in My Combat Boots

by James Patterson, Matt Eversmann, and Chris Mooney

4.6 (5948 reviews)

What is Walk in My Combat Boots about?

"Walk in My Combat Boots" is a gripping collection of true stories that offers a raw and intimate glimpse into the lives of American soldiers. Written by James Patterson, Matt Eversmann, and Chris Mooney, this book takes readers on a powerful journey through the experiences of those who have served in the military, sharing their triumphs, struggles, and sacrifices on the battlefield and beyond. It is a poignant tribute to the bravery and resilience of our armed forces.

Who should read Walk in My Combat Boots

  • Military veterans seeking to understand the experiences of fellow soldiers.

  • History enthusiasts interested in firsthand accounts of combat missions.

  • Individuals looking to gain insight into the realities of war.


The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

by John Perkins

4.6 (2665 reviews)

What is The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man about?

"The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" is a gripping memoir that unveils the dark underbelly of global economics. Written by a former insider, the book exposes the clandestine world of economic hit men who manipulate governments and exploit developing nations for the benefit of corporations and the elite. With shocking revelations and personal anecdotes, the author sheds light on the destructive forces that shape our world and offers a call to action for a more just and sustainable future.

Who should read The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

  • Economists and policymakers seeking insights into global economic manipulation.

  • Activists and social justice advocates interested in exposing corporate corruption.

  • Individuals curious about the hidden forces shaping our world economy.


Harvard Business Review Guide to Finance Basics for Managers

by Harvard Business School Press

4.6 (391 reviews)

What is Harvard Business Review Guide to Finance Basics for Managers about?

This comprehensive guide equips managers with the essential knowledge and skills to navigate the complex world of finance. Written by the esteemed Harvard Business School Press, it covers key financial concepts, such as budgeting, financial statements, and investment analysis, in a clear and accessible manner. Packed with practical examples and insights, this book is an indispensable resource for managers seeking to make informed financial decisions and drive organizational success.

Who should read Harvard Business Review Guide to Finance Basics for Managers

  • Managers seeking to enhance their financial acumen and decision-making skills.

  • Business professionals aiming to understand finance fundamentals for effective management.

  • Individuals aspiring to develop a comprehensive understanding of finance principles.



by Christopher Benfey

4.4 (53 reviews)

What is If about?

"If: The Untold Story of Kipling’s American Years" delves into the lesser-known period of Rudyard Kipling's life when he resided in the United States. Christopher Benfey uncovers the profound influence America had on Kipling's writing, exploring his friendships with prominent figures like Mark Twain and Theodore Roosevelt. This captivating narrative sheds light on Kipling's experiences and the impact they had on his literary career, offering a fresh perspective on the renowned author's life.

Who should read If

  • Fans of Rudyard Kipling's work seeking insights into his American experiences.

  • History enthusiasts interested in exploring Kipling's lesser-known American connections.

  • Literature scholars and researchers studying Kipling's transatlantic influences and impact.


Business Adventures

by John Brooks

4.3 (3814 reviews)

What is Business Adventures about?

"Business Adventures" is a captivating collection of twelve timeless tales that delve into the intriguing world of Wall Street. Written by a renowned author, this book offers a unique perspective on the triumphs and failures of various businesses and their leaders. With a blend of storytelling and insightful analysis, it explores the complexities of the corporate world, providing valuable lessons and thought-provoking anecdotes that continue to resonate with readers today.

Who should read Business Adventures

  • Aspiring entrepreneurs seeking valuable insights into the world of Wall Street.

  • Business students looking to understand the historical context of finance.

  • Investors interested in learning from past successes and failures.


The Prince

by Niccolò Machiavelli

What is The Prince about?

"The Prince" is a political treatise written by an Italian author during the Renaissance period. This influential book explores the nature of power and the strategies rulers should employ to maintain and expand their authority. Drawing from historical examples and Machiavelli's own experiences, it offers practical advice on leadership, diplomacy, and the manipulation of public opinion. Controversial for its ruthless approach, "The Prince" remains a thought-provoking guide to the complexities of governance.

Who should read The Prince

  • Aspiring politicians seeking insights into the art of leadership.

  • History enthusiasts interested in Renaissance political philosophy.

  • Individuals curious about the dark realities of power dynamics.


Commander In Cheat

by Rick Reilly

What is Commander In Cheat about?

In this insightful and humorous book, Rick Reilly delves into the world of golf to shed light on the character and leadership style of a prominent figure. Through entertaining anecdotes and astute observations, Reilly explores how the game of golf serves as a metaphor for Donald Trump's approach to power, revealing the tactics, cheats, and mind games employed by the former president both on and off the course.

Who should read Commander In Cheat

  • Golf enthusiasts interested in a unique perspective on Donald Trump.

  • Political observers seeking insights into Trump's leadership style through golf.

  • Readers curious about the intersection of sports and politics.


A Very Stable Genius

by Philip Rucker, Carol Leonning

What is A Very Stable Genius about?

"A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America" delves into the tumultuous presidency of Donald Trump, exploring the impact of his unconventional leadership style on the nation. Written by Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, this book offers a comprehensive analysis of Trump's presidency, highlighting key events, policy decisions, and the resulting consequences. Through meticulous research and interviews, the authors provide a thought-provoking examination of the challenges faced by America during this unprecedented era.

Who should read A Very Stable Genius

  • Political enthusiasts seeking an in-depth analysis of Donald Trump's presidency.

  • Journalists and historians interested in understanding the impact of Trump's leadership.

  • Citizens concerned about the state of American democracy under Trump.


Global Response

by based on articles by Vox, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, Politico, and Radio Liberty

What is Global Response about?

"Global Response" is a thought-provoking compilation of articles from reputable sources such as Vox, BBC, The New York Times, The Guardian, Vice, Politico, and Radio Liberty. This book delves into pressing global issues, offering a comprehensive analysis of the world's most critical challenges. From climate change to political unrest, the book provides a well-rounded perspective on the complex issues shaping our world today. It is a must-read for those seeking a deeper understanding of the global landscape.

Who should read Global Response

  • Individuals interested in understanding global politics and current affairs.

  • Journalists and researchers seeking comprehensive analysis of global events.

  • Policy makers and diplomats looking for insights into international relations.


You Never Forget Your First

by Alexis Coe

What is You Never Forget Your First about?

This biography delves into the life of one of America's most iconic figures, exploring the lesser-known aspects of George Washington's story. Written with a fresh and engaging perspective, the book uncovers the complexities of Washington's character, his relationships, and his journey from a young surveyor to the first President of the United States. Through meticulous research and vivid storytelling, the author presents a captivating portrait of a man who shaped the nation's history.

Who should read You Never Forget Your First

  • History enthusiasts seeking an engaging and fresh perspective on George Washington's life.

  • Students and scholars interested in a comprehensive and well-researched biography of George Washington.

  • Anyone curious about the lesser-known aspects of George Washington's personal life and achievements.