The best books about Presidents of the United States 📚

Browse the best books on the Presidents of the United States as recommended by authors, experts, and creators. Along with notes on why they recommend those books.

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Book cover of Think and Grow Rich

Think and Grow Rich

By Napoleon Hill

Why this book?

This book was published in 1937, and like Carnegie’s classic, came out in the midst of the Great Depression. The book launched motivational literature. Napoleon (such a cool first name) offers thirteen principles for success, including be a continuous learner and have an unshakeable belief in one’s self. My favorite principle is to be persistent. Stay determined. Aspirando et Perseverando.
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The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia

By Smithsonian Institution

Why this book?

If you’re going to get facts on anything American, the Smithsonian should be the 1st place you go. Having visited the museum several times, there’s always a wealth of knowledge there, but also a fun place to be wowed at how much stuff they have pertaining to Americana and what brought us from then to now. 

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Book cover of The Great Book of Crazy President Trivia: Interesting Stories of American Presidents

The Great Book of Crazy President Trivia: Interesting Stories of American Presidents

By Bill O'Neill, Dwayne Walker

Why this book?

I love trivia and I love American History and foremost, I love Presidential history. Author Bill O’Neill writes in a fun, easy-to-read manner which to me, makes it all the more fun to devour a book like this. Covering rumors and myths, this book is a fun ride through American history and before you know it, you’re at the end.

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The Essential Book of Presidential Trivia

By Noah McCullough

Why this book?

This book was written by a ten-year-old with a severe fascination with Presidential trivia and history. His author's voice is perfect for kids his age and should inspire any kid to write a book on any subject of their liking. It is a really fun book to read and he did his homework. I highly suggest this one for kids and libraries and schools.

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Grover Cleveland, Again!: A Treasury of American Presidents

By Ken Burns, Gerald Kelley

Why this book?

Author Ken Burns is great at non-fiction and this book is full of great art, anecdotes, and fun stories about the men in the oval office. The pace and feel are like that of a graphic novel, which would be great for younger readers – but chock full of great stories and facts for a book report. 

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Where's the Rest of Me? The Autobiography of Ronald Reagan

By Ronald Reagan

Why this book?

Another forgotten book, Where’s the Rest of Me? covered Reagan’s early life and set him up for his post-Hollywood pivot. Reagan was always more literary than his opponents understood, and in this book he managed to define his sunny political image several years before his famous political aides showed up to help. I discovered this after finding a set of letters no other Reagan biographer had seen, but you could also see it just by reading his book’s opening, which is far too strange and memorable to get past a good flack:

The story begins with the close-up of a…

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