Gene Hanratty

Books of Presidents with Gene Hanratty

In this episode, Erik Rostad interviews Gene Hanratty about his 10-year project of reading through a book about each president.

Show Notes

  • Guest: Gene Hanratty
  • Gene’s Presidential Reading List
    • 1776 by David McCullough (decided to add this book to the library because without the significant events of this year the rest of the list would never have happened!)
    • George Washington – Ron Chernow
    • John Adams – David McCullough (author autograph)
    • Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power – Jon Meacham (author autographed)
    • James Madison – Ralph Ketcham
    • James Monroe and a Nation’s Call to Greatness – Harlow Giles Unger
    • John Quincy Adams – Paul C. Nagel (author autograph)
    • Andrew Jackson in the White House: American Lion – Jon Meacham (author autographed)
    • Martin Van Buren – Donald B. Cole
    • Old Tippecanoe – William Henry Harrison and His Time – Freeman Cleaves
    • John Tyler – Gary May
    • James K. Polk – Walter R. Borneman (author autographed)
    • Zachery Taylor – K. Jack Bauer
    • Millard Fillmore: Biography of a President – Robert J. Rayback
    • Franklin Pierce – Michael F. Holt
    • Lincoln: Team of Rivals – Doris Kearns Goodwin
    • The Bully Pulpit – Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism – Doris Kearns Goodwin (author personally autographed to me)
    • The Bully Pulpit – Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism – Doris Kearns Goodwin (author personally autographed to me)
    • Woodrow Wilson: A Biography – John Milton Cooper, Jr.
    • The Shadow of Blooming Groove: Warren G Harding in His Times – Francis Russell
    • Calvin Coolidge – David Greenberg
    • An Uncommon Man: The Triumph of Herbert Hoover – Richard Norton Smith
    • No Ordinary Time: Franklin Delano Roosevelt – Doris Kearns Goodwin (author autograph to me)
    • Truman – David McCullough (author autograph)
    • Eisenhower – Stephen E. Ambrose
    • A Thousand Days: John Fitzgerald Kennedy – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. (author autograph)
    • Lyndon B. Johnson
      • Lyndon Johnson and The American Dream – Doris Kearns Goodwin (author autograph to me)
      • The Years of Lyndon Johnson (reading in progress) – Robert Caro
    • The Memoirs of Richard Nixon – Richard Nixon (with President Nixon’s autograph)
    • A Time to Heal – Gerald R. Ford (with President Ford’s autograph)
    • Keeping Faith Memoirs of a President – Jimmy Carter (with President Carter’s autograph)
    • Ronald Reagan
      • When Character was King – Peggy Noonan (author autograph)
      • An American Life – Ronald Reagan (with President Reagan’s autograph)
    • Heartbeat – George H. W. Bush (President Bush’s signature)
    • My Life – Bill Clinton (with President Clinton’s autograph)
    • George W. Bush
      • Decision Points – George W. Bush
      • Portraits of Courage – George W. Bush (with President Bush’s autograph)
  • Other POTUS Reading Lists:
  • Reading Resources
  • The Great Books
  • Books of Titans Website

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