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Information on all the U.S Presidents, their lives (and wives), written works, and libraries & homesites,
plus books & audio tapes & videos & DVDs & ebooks for purchase . . .

Teddy Roosevelt
George Dubya Bush
Barack Obama
Emperor Trump
             The Executive Mansion in Washington, DC {aka 'The White House'}               U.S. Presidents, from 1781

other contenders

the First Ladies


The White House

other contenders

videos & DVDs

General  Links
C-SPAN's American Presidents site
P.B.S. American Presidents archives
The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden at the Smithsonian Institution
The White House Websites of the Presidents
J.R. Howington's Presidential Trivia Page

current U.S. National Elections Page
at Working Minds Philosophy website

non-partisan 2012 U.S. Election Central website

John  Hanson  [1715-83]
President of the Continental Congress, 5 November 1781 to 4 November 1782
John Hanson entry at Wikipedia
John Hanson booksite

#1  George  Washington
browse books • P.B.S. bio on VHS

George Washington Masonic National Memorial [1932] in Alexandria, VA

Library of America George Washington  
"George Washington: Writings" [1997]
Edited by John Rhodehamel

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [2/97] for $26.40
George Washington & The Art of Business book by Mark R. McNeilly  "George Washington and The Art of Business: The Leadership Principles of America's First Commander-in-Chief" [2008]
by Mark R. McNeilly

Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [1/2008] for $11.03

"George Washington" TV mini-series
[MGMUA-TV/CBS-TV April 1984]
'George Washington' 1984 TV mini-series starring Barry Bostwick  8-hour 3-part mini-series about the early life of George Washington, thru victory in the Revolutionary War • Co-produced & directed by Buzz Kulik; co-produced & co-written by Richard Fielder; co-written by Jon Boothe & James Thomas Flexner, based on Flexner's 1974 biography; narrated by Terrence Beasor; starring Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, David Dukes, Jaclyn Smith, Lloyd Bridges, Josι Ferrer, Hal Holbrook, Trevor Howard, Jeremy Kemp, Richard Kiley, Stephen Macht, James Mason, Rosemary Murphy, Clive Revill, Robert Stack, Anthony Zerbe, Leo Burmester, J. Kenneth Campbell, Philip Casnoff, Robert Schenkkan {as Alexander Hamilton}, Kevin Conroy, Peter Evans, Megan Gallagher, John Glover, Harry Groener, Patrick Horgan, John Horton, Scott Hylands, Barrie Ingham, Will Lyman, Tom Mason, William Prince
T.G.G. Direct remastered color DVD [8/2014] 3 disks for $14.79
M.G.M. Home Video color VHS [7/95] 3 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • mini-series entry at Wikipedia

sequel "George Washington II: The Forging of A Nation" TV movie
[MGMUA-TV/CBS-TV April 1986]
'George Washington II' 1986 TV mini-series starring Barry Bostwick  3-hour 10-minute TV movie sequel about the later life of George Washington, thru both terms as the first President of the United States • Directed by William A. Graham; co-produced & written by Richard Fielder, based on the 1974 biography by James Thomas Flexner; starring Barry Bostwick, Patty Duke, Jeffrey Jones {as Thomas Jefferson}, Richard Bekins {as Alexander Hamilton}, Penny Fuller, Marcia Cross, Guy Paul, Norman Snow, Lise Hilboldt, Robert Kelly, Haviland Morris, Daniel Davis, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Farnham Scott, Leo Burmester, Nicholas Kepros, Paul Collins, Richard Fancy, Clayton Prince, Erika Alexander, Timothy Landfield, Gregory Abels, Eve Gordon, Christopher Goutman
M.G.M. Home Video color VHS [9/98] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb

untitled George Washington movie [in development?]  
Announced 4/2012: Non-standard biopic, said to resemble the tone of Clint Eastwood's "The Undefeated"; Darren Aronofsky will produce & direct,
based on a script by Adam Cooper & Bill Collage • not listed on IMDb (2017)

#2  John  Adams
browse books

"John Adams" 7-part TV mini-series /[H.B.O. March-April 2008]
7-part 'John Adams' 2008 mini-series on H.B.O.  Directed by Tom Hooper; starring Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane {as Thomas Jefferson}, Sarah Polley, Samuel Barnett, David Morse {as George Washington}, Tom Wilkinson {as Benjamin Franklin}, and Rufus Sewell {as Alexander Hamilton in two episodes} ; won 13 Primetime Emmy Awards
H.B.O. Studios widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2009] 3 disks for $17.99
H.B.O. widescreen color DVD [10/2014] 3 disks for $16.22
H.B.O. widescreen color DVD [1/2016] 3 disks for $16.60
H.B.O. widescreen color DVD [6/2008] 3 disks - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb • official series website
watch 12/2013 official trailer [2:12] online at YouTube
John Adams biography by David McCullough  
"John Adams" biography [2001] by David McCullough
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president"
Kindle Edition from Touchstone/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [2001 edition] for $14.99
Touchstone 9¼x6 pb [9/2002] for $11.60
Simon & Schuster 9¼x6¼ hardcover [5/2001] for $12.00

#3  Thomas  Jefferson  [1743-1826]

Spirit of America's Thomas Jefferson - U.S. President #3 Page

Thomas Jefferson Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

#4  James  Madison

#5  James  Monroe

#6  John  Quincy  Adams

#7  Andrew  Jackson
"Andrew Jackson believed that you don't measure the health of a society at the apex
but at the base." — Senate candidate Jim Webb

browse books

#8  Martin  Van Buren

#9  William  Henry  Harrison

#10  John  Tyler

#11  James  K.  Polk

David  Rice  Atchison  [1807-1886]
Zachary Taylor refused to be sworn in on 4 March 1849 because it was a Sunday, so President pro tempore
of the U.S. Senate Atchison was sworn in for one day; he always held that he spent most of the day sleeping.
entry at Wikipedia

#12  Zachary  Taylor

#13  Millard  Fillmore

#14  Franklin  Pierce

#15  James  Buchanan  [1791-1868]
Buchanan ranked last in a study of U.S. presidents by the London Times in 2008

#16  Abraham Lincoln  [1809-65]
Congressman from Illinois's 7th District, March 1847 to March 1849
16th President of the United States, sworn March 1861 – assassinated April 1865
browse books • P.B.S. bio

The Lincoln Log {life journal}
Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum [est. 2005] in Springfield, Illinois
Lincoln's New Salem State Historical Site in Illinois
Abraham Lincoln Online website

Abraham Lincoln Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

"Young Mr. Lincoln" [Fox June 1939]
Directed by John Ford [1894-1973]; script by Lamar Trotti; starring Henry Fonda {as Abe}, Alice Brady, Marjorie Weaver,
Arleen Whelan, Eddie Collins, Pauline Moore, Richard Cromwell, Donald Meek, Judith Dickens, Eddie Quillan, Milburn
Stone, Spencer Charters & Ward Bond; Oscar nomination for Best Original Script; listed on National Film Registry (2003)
full credits from IMDb

"The Tall Target" [1951] re inaugural train trip dir by Anthony Mann /tt0044105/

The Day Lincoln Was Shot best-selling book  "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" [1955 bestseller]
by Jim Bishop [1907-87]

Harper Perennial mass pb [6/64] out of print/many used
Gramercy 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/84] for $9.99
Gore Vidal's Lincoln TV miniseries  "Gore Vidal's Lincoln" miniseries [NBC-TV 1988]
Directed by Lamont Johnson; script by Ernest Kinoy, based on the 1984 novel by Gore Vidal [1925-2012]; starring Sam Waterston, Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Mulligan, Deborah Adair, Tom Brennan, Gregory Cooke, Steven Culp, Ruby Dee, Jerome Dempsey, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jon DeVries, George Ede, Robin Gammell, James Gammon & Glenn Faigen; won D.G.A. Award, won Emmy Award for Directing (plus 6 noms)
Platinum Disc color DVD [7/2004] for $6.99
Atlantic/W.E.A. color VHS [6/95] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb

The Day Lincoln Was Shot movie  "The Day Lincoln Was Shot" [T.N.T. April 1998]
Historic events before, during and after April 14-15 in 1865, as documented in Jim Bishop's 1955 book. Exec-produced by Robert Greenwald; co-written & directed by John Gray; starring Rob Morrow (as Booth}, Lance Henriksen {as President Lincoln}, Donna Murphy, Jaimz Woolvett, John Pleshette, John Ashton {as Gen. Grant}, Eddie Jones, Jason Bowcutt & Gary Wheeler
Turner Home Ent. color VHS [3/2000] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
American Experience / Abraham & Mary Lincoln  "The American Experience: Abraham & Mary Lincoln - A House Divided" [2001]
P.B.S. Home Video DVD [1/2002] 3 disks for $53.98
P.B.S. Home Video VHS [4/2001] 3 tapes for $43.98
P.B.S. 'Time of The Lincolns' site
"The Conspirator" [LionsGate April 2011]
Co-produced & directed by Robert Redford; written by Gregory Bernstein & James D. Solomon; starring
Robin Wright {as Mary Surratt}, James McAvoy, Kevin Kline, Toby Kebbell {as John Wilkes Booth} &
Gerald Bestrom {as Abraham Lincoln} • full credits at IMDb • official movie site

Steven Spielberg’s "Lincoln" [Touchstone 2012?]  
Produced by Steven Spielberg; based on the book "Team of Rivals" by Doris Kearns Goodwin; starring
Daniel Day-Lewis {as Abe}, Sally Field {as Mary Todd Lincoln}, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,
Hal Holbrook, James Spader, John Hawkes, Tim Blake Nelson, Bruce McGill & Joseph Cross • latest info at IMDb

#17  Andrew  Johnson

#18  Ulysses  S.  Grant
browse books • P.B.S. bio

#19  Rutherford  B.  Hayes

#20  James  A.  Garfield
"Destiny of The Republic" bio [] by Candice Millard

#21  Chester  A.  Arthur

#22  Grover  Cleveland

#23  Benjamin Harrison

#24  Grover  Cleveland {again}

#25  William  McKinley

#26  Theodore Roosevelt  [1858-1919]
Assistant Secretary of The Navy, 1897-98
33rd Governor of New York, January 1899 to December 1900
25th Vice President of The United States, March to September 1901
26th President of The United States, September 1901 to March 1909
won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906

Spirit of America's Theodore Roosevelt - U.S. President #26 Page
Theodore Roosevelt Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

#27  William  H.  Taft

#28  Woodrow  Wilson  [1856-1924]
P.B.S. bio

#29  Warren  G.  Harding  [1865-1923]
generally considered the most corrupt administration in U.S. history
Ohio State Senator, 1899–1903
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, 1903–1905
U.S. Senator from Ohio, 1915–1921
President of the United States, March 1921 to August 1923
entry at Wikipedia

Announced 7/2010: Charles L. Mee’s 1980 book “The Ohio Gang” has been optioned by
TV producer William Rabbe for adaptation as a political-thriller feature called “Unscrupulous”

#30  Calvin  Coolidge

#31  Herbert  Hoover

#32  Franklin  D.  Roosevelt  [1882-1945]
New York State Senator for the 26th District, January 1911 to March 1913
Assistant Secretary of the Navy, March 1913 to August 1920
44th Governor of New York, January to December 1932
32nd President of the United States, March 1933 to April 1945
browse books • F.D.R. Library & Museum

Spirit of America's Franklin D. Roosevelt - U.S. President #32 Page
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Vice  President  John  Nance  Garner
in office 1933-1941

Vice  President  Henry  A.  Wallace
in office 1941-1945

Vice  President  Harry  S.  Truman
in office January to April 1945

First Lady  Eleanor  Roosevelt  [1884-1962]
browse books • Wikipedia • Vox Populi fansite

Spirit of America's Eleanor Roosevelt Page
Eleanor Roosevelt Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

#33  Harry  S.  Truman  [1884-1972]
U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1935-45
34th Vice President of The United States, January 1945 to April 1945
33rd President of The United States, April 1945 – January 1953
browse books • P.B.S. bio • P.B.S. bio on VHS
entry at Wikipedia
Truman Library
JH's Truman quotes fansite

Spirit of America's Harry S. Truman - U.S. President #33 Page

#34  Dwight  D.  Eisenhower  [1890-1969]
browse books • entry at Wikipedia

Vice  President  Richard  M.  Nixon
in office 1953-1961
President of the United States [sworn 1969 - resigned 1974]
Spirit of America's Richard M. Nixon Page

Adlai  E.  Stevenson II  [1900-65]
Democratic candidate in 1952 & 1956
entry at Wikipedia
JH's Adlai E. Stevenson quotes fansite

#35  John  Fitzgerald  Kennedy  [1917-63]
Congressman from Massachusetts District 11, 1947-52
U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 1953-60
35th President of The United States, sworn January 1961 - assassinated 22 Nov 1963
browse books
The Assassination Archives & Research Center [est. 1984]

Spirit of America's John F. Kennedy - President #35 Page { redirects here }
John F. Kennedy Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Kennedy for President poster
'Kennedy for President'
11"x17" poster for $9.99
from Amazon
JFK on Time Magazine cover
JFK on Time Magazine
cover 7 Nov 1960
8"x10" poster
no longer available
from Amazon

Best of Person to Person on DVD  "The Best of Person To Person" [1953-59]
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner; narrated by Connie Chung; programs hosted by Edward R. Murrow; interviewees include Marlon Brando, Sammy Davis Jr., John F. Kennedy, Jerry Lewis, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Paul Newman, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor & Joanne Woodward
Koch Vision b&w DVD [11/2006] 3 disks for $34.99
Fox b&w VHS [8/93] out of prodn/used
docufilm credits from IMDb • series credits from IMDb

"LIFE: Great Romances, Volume 1" [2003]
LIFE: Great Romances box set on 4 DVDs  looks at couples John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward, Robert Wagner & Natalie Wood, and Jackie Kennedy & J.F.K.
Madacy Records b&w/color DVD [1/2003] for $9.30
complete set on 4 disks
Madacy Records b&w/color DVD set [1/2003] 4 disks for $35.99

"The Kennedys" 8-hour miniseries [Reelz Channel April 2011]
written & directed by Jon Cassar & Steve Kronish; starring Greg Kinnear {as JFK}, Barry Pepper {as RFK},
Katie Holmes {as Jacqueline Kennedy} & Tom Wilkinson {as Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr.}
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest info at IMDb

"Parkland" [Exclusive Media Group Oct 2013?]
poster for Parkland 2013 movie about the day of J.F.K.’s assassination  A chronicle of "the events leading up to J.F.K.’s assassination and Abraham Zapruder’s famous documentation of the event"; film recounts the chaotic events at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas on the day Kennedy was assassinated, based on Vincent Bugliosi’s 2007 book "Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy".
Co-produced by Playtone Company execs Gary Goetzman & Tom Hanks; script adaptation by {debut} director Peter Landesman; starring Paul Giamatti {as Zapruder}, Billy Bob Thornton, Jacki Weaver, Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden, Tom Welling, Ron Livingston, James Badge Dale, Jackie Earle Haley & Colin Hanks, with Jeremy Strong {as Lee Harvey Oswald} & Brett Stimely {as J.F.K.}
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • watch 8/2013 official trailer [2:28] at YouTube
Reclaiming Parkland book by James DiEugenio  "Reclaiming Parkland: Tom Hanks, Vincent Bugliosi, and The J.F.K. Assassination In The New Hollywood" [2013] by James DiEugenio
Details the history of Los Angeles District Attorney Bugliosi and his various books, of the pre-production of the 'Parkland' movie, and of the influence of the C.I.A. on Hollywood both in the 1960s and today.
Skyhorse Publng hardcover [DUE Sept 2013] for $18.50

"Killing Kennedy" TV movie
[National Geographic Channel Nov 2013?]
Killing Kennedy TV movie 2013  Directed by Nelson McCormick; co-produced & adapted by Kelly Masterson, based on Bill 'No Spine Zone' O'Reilly's recent book, subtitled "The End of Camelot"; starring Rob Lowe {as JFK}, Ginnifer Goodwin {as Jackie Kennedy}, Jack Noseworthy {as Bobby Kennedy}, Francis Guinan {as LBJ}, Will Rothhaar {as Lee Harvey Oswald}, Casey Siemaszko {as Jack Ruby}, Antoinette LaVecchia {as Lady Bird Johnson} & Michelle Trachtenberg {as Marina Oswald}, with Madison Sophia Wilson, Michael James Chadwick & Matt Micou
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • watch 9/2013 teaser trailer [1:11] at YouTube

Vice  President  Lyndon  B.  Johnson
[in office January 1961 to November 1963]

First Lady  Jacqueline  Kennedy  Onassis
browse books

Robert  F.  Kennedy
browse books

#36  Lyndon  B.  Johnson
browse books • P.B.S. bio on VHS

#37  Richard  M.  'Tricky Dicky'  Nixon  [1913-94]
Congressman from California's 12th district, 1947-1950; U.S. Senator from California, appointed Dec 1950-Dec 1952;
Vice President of the United States, 1953-61; U.S. President, Jan 1969 to resignation Aug 1974

Spirit of America's Richard M. Nixon - U.S. President #37 Page

Vice  President  Spiro  T.  Agnew
[sworn January 1969 - resigned October 1973]

Vice  President  Gerald  R.  Ford
[in office December 1973 to August 1974]

The  WaterGate  Scandal
WaterGate Timeline site
Deep Throat Uncovered
Deep Throat Update website

Spirit of America Bookstore's WaterGate Conspiracy Page

Hubert  H.  Humphrey
Democratic candidate in 1968

George  S.  McGovern
Democratic candidate in 1972
entry at Wikipedia
McGovern Library & Archives [opening Oct 2006] in Mitchell, SD

One Bright Shining Moment McGovern documentary  
"One Bright Shining Moment: The Forgotten Summer of George McGovern" [First Run Features Sept 2005]
Co-produced, written & directed by Stephen Vittoria
First Run Features color DVD [4/2006] for $26.99
full credits at IMDb

#38  Gerald  Ford  [1913-2006]
Congressman from Michigan, 1949–73
appointed 40th Vice President of The United States, December 1973 – August 1974
38th President of The United States, August 1974 to January 1977

#39  Jimmy  Carter
browse books • P.B.S. bio
Nobel Peace Prize 2002
The Carter Center [est. 1982] in Atlanta, GA

Man From Plains   "Man From Plains" documentary [Sony/Participant Oct 2007]
Chronicles the former president's contentious U.S. book tour for "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" that began late in 2006. Co-produced, written & directed by Jonathan Demme
video/DVD not yet available; full credits at IMDb
producer's official webpage
Palestine Peace Not Apartheid  "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid" [2006]
by Jimmy Carter

S&S 8¼x5½ pb [9/2007] for $10.20
S&S 9x6 hardcover [11/2006] for $17.82
S&S UNABR audio CD [11/2006] for $19.77

#40  Ronald  Reagan  [1911-2004]
U.S. Army Captain during WWII at U.S.A.A.F. First Motion Picture Unit
president of the Screen Actors Guild, 1947-53 & 1959-60
33rd Governor of California, 1967-1975
40th President of The United States, January 1981 to January 1989

Spirit of America's Ronald Reagan - U.S. President #40 Page

Vice President George  H.W.  Bush
Vice President of the United States [1981-89]
President of the United States #41 [1989-1993]

John B. Anderson [1922-2017]
1980 independent candidate

Barry Commoner [1917-2012]
1980 Citizens Party candidate

#41  George  Herbert  Walker  Bush
entry at Wikipedia
George H.W. Bush Bibliography at Amazon
George Bush (both) memoir & biography books at Amazon
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum at Texas A&M University

The Family / The Bush Dynasty  "The Family: The Real Story of The Bush Dynasty" [2004]
by Kitty Kelley

Anchor Books 7¾x5¼ pb [5/2005] for $10.85
Doubleday 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2004] out of print/many used
much more informative than the over-friendly
"The Bushes: Portrait of A Dynasty" [2004] by Peter & Rochelle Schweizer
George H.W. Bush memoir  "A World Transformed, 1989-1991: The Collapse of The Soviet Empire, The Unification of Germany, Tiananman Square, The Gulf War" [1998]
by George H.W. Bush & Brent Scowcroft

Vintage mass pb [9/99] for $12.00
Knopf 9¾x6¾ hardcover [9/98] for $22.80

"41" documentary TV special [H.B.O. broadcast June 2012]
Documentary of the life and political career of George Herbert Walker Bush; exec produced by Jerry Weintraub;
co-produced & written by Stephen Beck & Jeffrey Roth; directed by Jeffrey Roth • credits at IMDb

Vice  President  Dan  Quayle
[in office 1989-93]

Michael  Dukakis
Democratic candidate in 1988

#42  Bill Clinton
"He was the first Democrat to be re-elected since Franklin D. Roosevelt and, during his eight years in office, the nation enjoyed the greatest peace and prosperity in its history. Unemployment fell to the lowest rate in modern times, while inflation declined to a 30-year low and welfare rolls shrank. Crime fell to levels unmatched in half a century and home ownership increased to historic highs. Clinton submitted the first balanced federal budget in decades and banked a staggering surplus. He failed to reform healthcare but elevated environmental protection to unmatched levels."
— Tim Rutten, Los Angeles Times, 23 June 2004

browse books about Bill Clinton
Clinton Presidential Center [est. 2004] in Little Rock, Arkansas
William J. Clinton Foundation [est. 2003] in New York City

Spirit of America Bookstore's Bill Clinton - U.S. President #42 Page  8/2016

Vice  President  Albert  Gore,  Jr.
[in office 1993-2001]
Spirit of America Bookstore's Al Gore, Jr. Page

Hillary  Rodham  Clinton
'First Lady', 1993-2001
U.S. Senator from New York, 2001-2009
ran for Democratic Party candidate for President in 2008
U.S. Secretary of State, January 2009 to February 2013
announced campaign for election to U.S. President on 12 April 2015, official nominee in July 2016

Hillary Rodham Clinton entry at Wikipedia

Spirit of America Bookstore's Hillary Clinton Page  8/2016

#43  George  Dubya  Bush
generally considered the most inept administration in U.S. history; President George W. Bush racked up more
debt than any other human in the history of Mankind, handing Barack Obama a $25 trillion National Debt

Spirit of America Bookstore's George W. Bush - U.S. President #43 Page

Spirit of America Bookstore's Timeline of the TreasonGate Cover-Up
Spirit of America Bookstore's G.O.P. Economic Meltdown' Page

entry at Wikipedia
George W. Bush Bibliography at Amazon

American citizens demand justice, we are NOT giving up!
Indict Bush Now website

'Stopping George Dubya Bush' Page at Working Minds

Decision Points memoir by George W. Bush  "Decision Points" memoir [2010] by George W. Bush
Truly a waste of wood pulp: No new information, Dubya did everything right, his only
regrets or mistakes are the P.R. stunt on the aircraft carrier and saying 'Bring it on!"

Kindle Edition from Crown Digital [11/2010] for $13.99
Crown Books hardcover [11/2010] for $23.10
Crown Books Limited Edition hardcover [11/2010] orig $220.50 - out of print/used
Random House/Crown pb [10/2011] for $12.24
Crown Books ABR audio CD read by Dubya himself [11/2010] for $23.10

Traitor  &  Vice  President  Dick  Cheney
[in office 2001-2009]
Spirit of America's Timeline of the TreasonGate Cover-Up

Albert  Gore,  Jr.
winning Democratic candidate in 2000
Spirit of America Bookstore's Al Gore, Jr. Page

{moot} 2004 U.S. National Elections Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

Sen. John Kerry
winning Democratic candidate in 2004
entry at Wikipedia • official John Kerry website

This Moment On Earth  "This Moment On Earth: Today's New Environmentalists
& Their Vision For The Future" [2007]
by John Kerry & Teresa Heinz Kerry

Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [3/2007 edition] for $14.20
PublicAffairs 8x5¾ pb [4/2008] for $14.95
PublicAffairs 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2007] out of print/hundreds used
Tantor Media audio CD [4/2007] for $25.32

#44  Barack Hussein Obama
won in 2008 with 52% of the popular vote vs McCain's 46% and by 365 electoral votes vs 173 for McCain
won in 2012 with 50.6% of the popular vote vs Romney-Ryan's 47.9% and by 332 electoral votes vs 206 for Romney

Spirit of America's Barack Obama - U.S. President #44 Page
Barack Obama Quotations Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

entry at Wikipedia
won the Nobel Peace Prize 2009

official Barack Obama presidential campaign website

February 2012 campaign video "Five years ago, we started a movement for change..." [4:32] on YouTube
marvelous video excerpt of speech in Pueblo, Colorado 8 August 2012 {watch video [2:29] on YouTube}
Barack Obama's November 7, 2012 Thank You to the Chicago Team [5:27] on YouTube

Vice President  Joe  Biden  [in office from January 2009 to January 2017]
U.S. Senator from Delaware, 1973-2009
entry at Wikipedia

Promises to Keep: On Life & Politics  
"Promises To Keep: On Life & Politics" [2007]
by Joe Biden

Random House hardcover [7/2007] for $17.13

"60 Minutes: Joe Biden" [CBS-TV episode 26 April 2009]
12-minute segment, episode not listed at IMDb
CBS-TV color DVD [5/2009] for $17.95

{moot} 2008 U.S. National Elections Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

2008 Republican Party candidate Arizona Senator John McCain
entry at Wikipedia • running mate Sarah Palin entry at Wikipedia

{moot} 2012 U.S. National Elections Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

2012 Republican Party candidate Gov. Willard Mitt Romney
entry at Wikipedia • running mate Cong. Paul Ryan entry at Wikipedia

The Democrats' 'Romney Tax Plan' website is hilarious!
Romney Economics info website

lots more anti-Romney videos on the
Bain Capital Ventures Section of the Barbarians & Fascists Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

The Real Romney book by Michael Kranish & Scott Helman  "The Real Romney" [2012]
by Michael Kranish & Scott Helman

Kindle Edition from HarperCollins [1/2012] for $14.99
Harper 8x5¼ pb [DUE August 2012] for $15.99
HarperCollins 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2012] for $17.36

Willard Mitt Romney book "No Apology"

#45  Republican Donald  J.  Trump
lost the popular vote by 2.87 million (46.1 % vs. 48.2%), but won 306 electoral votes vs. 232 for Hillary
Spirit of America Bookstore's Donald J. Trump Page
Spirit of America Bookstore's Emperor Trump Page

Vice President  Mike  Pence  [in office from January 2017]
Congressman from Indiana, 2001-2012; Governor of Indiana, 2013-2017

{moot} 2016 U.S. Presidential Race Page at Working Minds Philosophy website
{moot} 2016 U.S. National Elections Page at Working Minds Philosophy website

2016 Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton
Spirit of America Bookstore's Hillary Clinton Page

official logo of the 'White House' Executive Mansion in Washington, DC
And who will be next to live in America's Executive Mansion?

Dear Mr. President / White House Mail Room 1949 book by Ira R.T. Smith & Joe Alex Morris  "Dear Mr. President ...: The Story of Fifty Years In The White House
Mail Room" [1949] by Ira R.T. Smith & Joe Alex Morris

Abbreviated version serialized in the Saturday Evening Post, Dec 1948-Jan 1949
Nabu Press pb [8/2011] out of print/used
Nabu Press pb [8/2011] out of print/used
Julian Messner 8½x5¾ hardcover [1949] out of print/scarce
White House Kids book by Susan Edwards  
"White House Kids" [ages 9+; 1995]
by Susan Edwards

Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [12/99] out of print/used
Millbrook Press 9x7½ library hardcover [1995] out of print/used
The White House as an American Home book by Ulysses Grant Dietz & Sam Watters  "Dream House: The White House As An American Home" [2009]
by Ulysses Grant Dietz & Sam Watters

Acanthus Press 12¼x10½x1¼ inches {5.3 pounds!}
hardcover [9/2009] for $50.62
Stories from the President's Guest House book by Benedicte Valentiner  "Bedtime and Other Stories From The President's Guest House" [2011]
by Benedicte Valentiner

Mrs. V. served thirteen years as hostess at Blair House, across the street from the
White House, under presidents Reagan, Bush 41, Clinton, and Bush 43

self-publd 9x6 hardcover [8/2011] for $29.95

Blair House [built 1826] entry at Wikipedia

White House Kids book by Joe Rhatigan & Jay Shinn  "The White House Kids: The Perks, Pleasures, Problems, and Pratfalls
of The Presidents' Children" [2012]
by Joe Rhatigan, Illustrated by Jay Shinn

Imagine Publng 10x9¼ hardcover [7/2012] for $11.19


Other  Contenders

 book by Scott Farris  "Almost President: The Men Who Lost The Race But Changed The Nation" [2011]
by Scott Farris

Profiles of twelve men who have run for the presidency and lost, but who had a greater impact on American history than many of those who served as president: William Jennings Bryan, Henry Clay, Thomas E.Dewey, Stephen Douglas, Barry Goldwater, Al Gore Jr., John Kerry, John McCain, George McGovern, Ross Perot, Al Smith, Adlai Stevenson — plus mini-profiles on 22 'honorable mentions'
Kindle Edition from Lyons Press [12/2011] for $9.99
Lyons Press 9x6 hardcover [12/2011] for $19.09

"The Contenders" [C-SPAN Sept-Dec 2011]
'The Contenders' 2011 C-Span history series  "They ran and lost but changed political history" • Original series of sixteen 90-minute color episodes (archive footage mostly b&w); panelists include Paul Clement, Brian Lamb, David Pietrusza, Amity Shlaes, Peter Slen, historian Richard Norton Smith & Susan Swain; subjects/contenders are Historians' Preview; Henry Clay; James G. Blaine; William Jennings Bryan; Eugene Debs (ran 5 times); Charles Evans Hughes; Al Smith; Wendell Willkie; Thomas E. Dewey; Adlai Stevenson; Barry Goldwater; Hubert Humphrey; George Wallace; George McGovern; Ross Perot; and Historians' Retrospective • DVD/Blu-ray not available
series credits at IMDb • C-SPAN series homepage • series entry at Wikipedia

watch full 90-minute episodes at C-SPAN: 2: Henry Clay [1777-1852] • • 3: James G. Blaine [1830-93] • •
4: William Jennings Bryan [1860-1925] • • 5: Eugene Debs [1855-1926] • • 6: Charles Evans Hughes [1862-1948]
7: Al Smith [1873-1944] • • 8: Wendell Willkie [1892-1944] • • 9: Thomas E. Dewey [1902-71]
10: Adlai E. Stevenson [1900-65] • • 11: Barry Goldwater [1909-98] • • 12: Hubert H. Humphrey [1911-78]
13: George Wallace [1919-98] • • 14: George McGovern [1922-2012] • • 15: Ross Perot [b. 1930]

Gracie  Allen ran in 1940

Alvin the Chipmunk

45-rpm record "Alvin For President" [1960]
sleeve for 1960 45-rpm 7-inch EP record
"Alvin For President"

comic Roseanne Barr ran in 2012
official website • entry at Wikipedia
'Roseanne For President!' 2015 docufilm  "Roseanne For President!" docufilm [IFC Films/Sundance Selects July 2016]
the most off-the-rails presidential campaign in U.S. history began as a political journey and became a raw and revealing portrait of a comedic icon; streaming video & limited theatrical release in July 2016
directed by Eric Weinrib; featuring Roseanne Barr, Michael Moore, Rosie O'Donnell, Sandra Bernhard, Tom Smothers, Cindy Sheehan, Cynthia McKinney, Jill Stein
full credits at IMDb • official movie website • watch 6/2016 official trailer [2:35] online at YouTube
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • 96-minute Amazon Instant Video [7/2016] rental only, for $6.99

Adam Carolla
official website • entry at Wikipedia

President Me book by Adam Carolla  "President Me: The America That's In My Head" [2014] by Adam Carolla
Actor and comedian and record-setting podcast host Adam Carolla addresses all the problems that he would fix or eliminate were he to be elected President of the USA – funny, but serious!
Kindle Edition from It Books/HarperCollins [5/2014] for $13.59
It Books 9x6 hardcover [5/2014] for $16.35

Doonesbury's  'Uncle  Duke'
The Uncle Duke character of Garry Trudeau's comic strip "Doonesbury"
{who was modeled after gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005]}
ran for the White House in 2000
'compassionate fascism' campaign videos for Duke2000

Duke 2000, Whatever It Takes cartoons book by Garry Trudeau  
"Duke 2000: Whatever It Takes" [2000]
by G.B. Trudeau

Andrews McMeel 11x9 pb [11/2000] for $14.95

W.C.  Fields [1880-1946]
The story goes that Fields was going to write articles mocking 1940 Republican candidate Wendell Wilkie,
but Wilkie's correspondence with Fields was very admiring, so Fields wrote his book
as if he was running for office himself.
W.C. Fields [1880-1946] Page at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

W.C. Fields for President 1971 book cover  "Fields for President" [1940] by W.C. Fields
The 1940 edition includes illustrations by Otto Soglow; the 1971 reprint is illustrated with photographs of Fields, with 'Introduction & Commentary' by Michael M. Taylor
Bantam Doubleday Dell 9x5½ pb [1972] out of print/used
Dodd, Mead & Co. 9½x6¼ hardcover [1971] out of print/many, many used

John Birks 'Dizzy' Gillespie [1917-93]
ran a tongue-in-cheek campaign in 1964, organized as the John Birks Society
Dizzy Gillespie entry at Wikipedia
autobiography "To Be or Not . . . To Bop" [1979]

Andy  Gump of the daily comic strip "The Gumps" [1917-59]
Andy Gump ran for President in the comic strip in 1924 and also in at least one of the Norman Taurog short films;
for a while, he ran for some political office in the daily strip every two years or so.

"Andy's Stump Speech" [Universal Pictures Nov 1924]
pin from 1924 presidential campaign of cartoon & movie character Andy Gump  photo from 1924 presidential campaign of cartoon & movie character Andy Gump  Eleventh episode of "The Gumps" two-reel comedy series of 1923-28; directed by
Norman Taurog; written by cartoonist Sidney Smith; starring Joe Murphy, Fay Tincher,
child actor Jack Morgan • credits from IMDb
available on the "Lost and Found: American Treasures" DVD [2013]
198-minute Image Ent. b&w/color DVD [9/2013] for $17.81

Pat  Paulsen [1927-97]
television comedian Pat Paulsen ran satirical campaigns for President
in 1968, 1972, 1980, 1988, 1992, and 1996
browse books • full credits at IMDb • entry at Wikipedia

Memorial / Campaign Website

Pat Paulsen For President comedy album  Pat Paulsen For President video narrated by Henry Fonda  "Pat Paulsen For President" comedy album [1968]
Laughs.com/Fontana audio CD [1/2003] out of prodn/used

"Pat Paulsen For President" [CBS TV special Oct 1968]
Narrated by Henry Fonda, also starring the Smothers Brothers

DVD/Blu-ray not available; indep color VHS [10/93] for $25.00
TV show credits at IMDb

Pogo  Possum
As a reaction to the 'I Like Ike' buttons of the Eisenhower campaign, cartoonist Walt Kelly
devised 'I Go Pogo' buttons and drew a series of daily panels of Pogo running for President
in 1952, 1956 & 1960 that promoted voter registration
browse books • Wikipedia for Pogo [1948-75] and Walt Kelly [1913-73]

official Pogo Possum website
'I Go Pogo' fansite

I Go Pogo button from 1980  "I Go Pogo" book [1952] by Walt Kelly
S&S pb [1/52] out of print/used
"Pogo For President: I Go Pogo" animated movie [indep August 1980]
Directed by Marc Paul Chinoy, with Skip Hinnant as the voice of Pogo Possum
DVD/Blu-ray not available
United American Video color VHS [12/89] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

"Popeye For President" animated short [Famous Studios April 1956]
Popeye and Bluto are running for president; it's election day, the vote is tied, and Olive Oyl is the only remaining voter.
Co-produced & directed by Seymour Kneitel; story by Jack Mercer; voices of Jackson Beck, Jack Mercer & Mae Questel
credits at IMDb • watch the color cartoon short [6:12] at YouTube

DVD collections & more at the Fleischer Studios Page / Popeye Section

Will Rogers [1879-1935] ran in 1928

numbskull Donald Trump almost ran in 2011 for 2012

Videos  &  DVDs

Political Film Festival Pages
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

1992 docu feature "Feed"  "Feed: A Comedy About Running For President" [Oct 1992]
Very funny documentary that includes pirated news network live satellite feeds and compares them to on-air propaganda from the 1992 U.S. presidential primary in New Hampshire. Co-produced & co-directed by Kevin Rafferty & James Ridgeway; satellite feeds provided by Brian Springer
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [11/2007] for $24.95
First Run Features color VHS [11/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
American Experience / Presidents Collection 1  "American Experience: The Presidents Collection" [1998]
Volume 1: The Kennedys, L.B.J. & Nixon
P.B.S. Home Video VHS [2/98] 6 tapes for $61.98
Volume 2: Teddy Roosevelt & F.D.R.
P.B.S. Home Video VHS [2/98] 4 tapes for $52.98
Volume 3: Eisenhower & Truman
P.B.S. Home Video VHS [1/98] 4 tapes for $52.98
American President PBS box set  
"The American President" box set [P.B.S. miniseries 2000]
P.B.S. Home Video DVD [2/2005] 5 disks for $71.99
P.B.S. Home Video DVD [11/2000] out of stock/used
History Channel Presents The Presidents TV special   "The History Channel Presents: The Presidents - The Lives & Legacies of The 43 Presidents of The United States" [History Channel Jan 2005]
Covers all 42 men who were Chief Executive of the U.S.A. up thru George W. Bush
Hosted by Edward Herrmann
A&E Home Video widescreen color DVD [5/2005] 3 disks for $17.99
full credits at IMDb
Hollywood Goes To Washington book by Michael Coyne  "Hollywood Goes To Washington: American Politics On Screen" [2008]
by Michael Coyne

Reaktion Books 8¼x5½ pb [9/2008] for $19.00
Presidents On Film  "The Presidents On Film: A Comprehensive Filmography of Portrayals From George Washington To George W. Bush" [2006]
by Sarah Miles Bolam & Thomas J. Bolam

McFarland & Co. pb [7/2011] for $45.00
McFarland & Co. 10x6¾ hardcover [12/2006] for $95.00

Television sitcom fare like "The West Wing", "Commander In Chief", and "1600 Penn",
along with feature films from past decades, can be found on
Magic Lantern Video & Book Store's Political Film Festival Pages

"The Butler" [Columbia Pictures 2013?]  
{Included here because it is about the White House and eight Presidents.} Announced 3/2012: The film is based on the true
story of Eugene Allen, a servant who worked in the White House for 34 years under eight presidents and observed firsthand
the political changes that allowed segregation to come to an end. Co-written & directed by Lee Daniels; cast includes
Forest Whitaker (as Eugene), David Oyelowo {as Eugene's son}, and Jane Fonda {as Nancy Reagan}
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • latest info at IMDb

Books  About  the  Presidency
&  The  Vice  Presidency

Spirit of America Bookstore / Books on U.S. Politics Page / Electoral College Section

Several novels are coded on the Books on U.S. Politics Page / Fiction Section, some of which focus on the White House and the President.

Glorious Burden, History of the Presidency book by Stefan Lorant  "The Presidency: A Pictorial History of Presidential Elections
From Washington To Truman" [1951]
by Stefan Lorant
Macmillan 10x7½ hardcover [1951] out of print/used
Rossiter's American Presidency  "The American Presidency" [1956 classic]
by Clinton Rossiter

Johns Hopkins Univ Press pb [8/87] for $25.00
Glorious Burden, History of The Presidency book by Stefan Lorant  "The Glorious Burden: The History of The Presidency and Presidential Elections" [1968]
by Stefan Lorant [1901-97]

Authors Edition, Inc. hardcover [1976] out of print/used
Harper & Row hardcover [1969] out of print/used
Harper & Row 11x8¾ hardcover [1968] out of print/many used
Presidential Lottery, American Electoral System book by James A. Michener  "Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble In The American Electoral System" [1969]
by James A. Michener [1907-97]

Fawcett Crest pb [11/69] not listed on Amazon
Random House hardcover [3/1969] out of print/used
RH/Vintage hardcover [12/69] out of print/rare
Complete Book of U.S. Presidents  "Complete Book of U.S. Presidents: From George Washington To George W. Bush" [orig 1989?, rev 2005]
by William A. DeGregorio

Barricade 9x6 pb 7th edition [8/2009] for $19.96
Barricade 8¾x5¾ pb 6th edition [8/2005] out of print/used
Barricade 9¼x6 pb 5th edition [7/2001] out of print/used
Gramercy hardcover 5th edition [4/97] out of print/many used
Vice Presidents by Waldrup  "The Vice Presidents: Biographies of 45 Men Who Have Held The Second Highest Office In The United States" [1996]
by Carole Chandler Waldrup

McFarland & Co. 9x6 pb [1/2006] for $29.95
McFarland & Co. 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/96] out of print/used
Vice-Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary  "Vice-Presidents: A Biographical Dictionary" [1997]
Edited by L. Edward Purcell

Facts On File 9¼x7½ pb 2nd edition [6/2001] out of print/used
Facts On File 9¼x7½ hardcover 3rd edition [7/2005] for $70.00
Gore Vidal's American Presidency  "The American Presidency" [1998]
by Gore Vidal [1925-2012]

Odonian Press mass pb [9/98] for $8.00
Reader's Companion to the American Presidency book Alan Brinkley & Davis Dyer</  "The Reader's Companion To The American Presidency" [2000]
by Alan Brinkley & Davis Dyer

review in Library Journal: this book is superior to either edition from American Heritage
Houghton Mifflin 10¼x8¼ hardcover [2/2000] for $26.40
American Heritage Illustrated History of the Presidents  "The American Heritage Illustrated History of The Presidents: More Than Two Centuries of American Leadership" [2000]
Edited by Michael R. Beschloss

Crown 9¼x7½ hardcover [10/2000] out of print/used
two-volume edition [1968] Edited by Marcus Cunliffe & Kenneth W. Leish
S&S hardcover [1/68] out of print/used
American Presidency / Smithsonian  "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden" [2000]
by Lonnie G. Bunch III, Spencer R. Crew, Harry R. Rubenstein, Mark G. Hirsch & Richard Norton Smith

Smithsonian 11x9 pb [11/2000] for $24.95
Smithsonian 11¼x9½ hardcover [11/2000] for $38.69
The American Presidents from Reader's Digest  "The American Presidents: Biographies of The Chief Executives From George Washington To George W. Bush" [2001]
by David C. Whitney; Revised & Updated by Robin Vaughn Whitney

Reader's Digest 8½x5¾ 9th edition hardcover [9/2001] for $16.47
Hollywood's White House  "Hollywood's White House: The American Presidency In Film & History"
[2003] Edited by Peter C. Rollins & John E. O'Connor

Univ Press KY 8½x5¾ pb [3/2005] for $24.00
Univ Press KY 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2003] for $22.15
American Presidency / Referance  "The American Presidency: The Authoritative Reference" [2004]
Edited by Alan Brinkley & Davis Dyer

Houghton Mifflin 9x6 pb [1/2004] for $13.57
Playing President  "Playing President: My Relationships With Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan & Clinton - and How They Did Not Prepare Me For George W. Bush" [2006]
by Robert Scheer

Akashic Books 8¼x5½ pb [5/2006] for $10.17
author's website now redirects to TruthDig.com
Presidents on Film book by Thomas J. & Sarah Miles Bolam  "The Presidents On Film: A Comprehensive Filmography of Portrayals From George Washington To George W. Bush" [2006]
by Sarah Miles Bolam & Thomas J. Bolam

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [8/2011] for $45.00
McFarland & Co. 10x6¾ hardcover [12/2006] for $95.00
American Presidency / Origins & Development  "The American Presidency: Origins & Development, 1776-2007" [2007]
by Sidney M. Milkis & Michael Nelson

Congressional Quarterly Press 9x6 pb [6/2007] for $46.95
From George W To George W book by Brian Merrill  "From George W. To George W.: The Presidents and Their Cabinets" [2008]
by Brian Merrill

CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2008] for $17.50
Vanity Fair's Presidential Profiles book edited by Graydon Carter  "Vanity Fair's Presidential Profiles: Defining Portraits, Deeds & Misdeeds
of 43 Notable Americans – and What Each One Really Thought About His Predecessor" [2010]
Edited by Graydon Carter

Harry N. Abrams 9x6 hardcover [2/2010] for $12.89
Presidents in the Movies book by Iwan W. Morgan  "Presidents In The Movies: American History and Politics On Screen" [2011]
by Iwan W. Morgan

Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2011] for $68.07
The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Presidents propaganda by dunderhead Steven F. Hayward  "The Politically Incorrect Guide To The Presidents: From Wilson To Obama"
[2/2012] by Steven F. Hayward

More accurate title for this Regnery series is 'Incorrect Guide'; contains right-wing propaganda with no relation to reality – you should not buy or read this garbage.

Books  About  The  First  Ladies

First Ladies book by Margaret Brown Klapthor   "The First Ladies" [1999]
by Margaret Brown Klapthor

Diane Publng 9th edition hardcover [6/99] for $25.00
Wives of the American Presidents  "Wives of The American Presidents" [orig 1989; rev 2006]
by Carole Chandler Waldrup

McFarland & Co. 10x7 pb [3/2006] for $45.00
First Ladies book by Betty Caroli  "First Ladies: From Martha Washington To Michelle Obama" [2009]
by Betty Boyd Caroli

Oxford Univ Press 4th edition pb [7/2010] for $14.00
Madison Park Press 4th edition hardcover [2009] out of print/used
America's First Ladies book by Rae Lindsay  "America's First Ladies: Power Players From Martha Washington To Michelle Obama" [2009]
by Rae Lindsay

Gilmour House pb [1/2009] for $29.95
First Ladies Biographical Dictionary book by Dorothy & Carl J. Schneider  "First Ladies: A Biographical Dictionary" [2010]
by Dorothy & Carl J. Schneider

Facts On File hardcover 3rd edition [1/2010] for $63.20
First Ladies book by Feather Schwartz Foster  "The First Ladies: From Martha Washington To Mamie Eisenhower, An Intimate Portrait of The Women Who Shaped America" [2011]
by Feather Schwartz Foster

Cumberland House pb [2/2011] for $9.54

"Hidden Power" [] by Kati Marton about White House marriages

Seal of the President of the United States .... Who is going to be next?

Online sales in association with  U.S. History / Presidents books at Amazon

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