Presidential Compare and Contrast | Supplementals #5

In this supplemental episode of my American Presidents Reading Challenge, I focus on books I read that compare and contrast two or more presidents in the same book. These have become my favorites of late, and there are some really good ones in here!

Behind the Scenes at the White House | Supplementals #4

It’s time for another supplemental episode of my American Presidents Reading Challenge! For this one, I’ve corralled all my books that talk about life at the White House behind the scenes, without the president or presidency as the focus. Enjoy!

This is Too Many Books on Nixon | American Presidents Reading Challenge Supplementals #3

I read nine books on the Nixon presidency. 10 if you count the actual biography. I never thought the answer “can you read too many books on Nixon in a row?” would be a question I would ever ask myself, but here we are.

Supplementals #2 | American Presidents Reading Challenge

These books are extras on the Truman, Kennedy, and Johnson administrations and boy do I have some thoughts and feelings. This is why you read more than one, people!

Supplementals #1 – The Founding | American President Reading Challenge

How can there be supplemental reading if I haven’t even finished my original presidents? Easy! I’m super obsessive when it comes to new topics. This episode covers all the extra books I’ve read around the founding of America, including focal characters such as Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, George Washington, and Benedict Arnold.

American President Reading Challenge Ep. 4 – TR to Coolidge

Yeehaw, here we go again! Ep. 4 of my reading challenge log gets us from the first Roosevelt to Calvin Coolidge, minus Warren. G. Harding. Sorry, Warren!

American President Reading Challenge Ep. 3 – Garfield to McKinley

It’s that time again! I’m going to try my hardest to get you guys all caught up on what I’m reading, starting with this episode of James Garfield to William McKinley, minus Benjamin Harrison because nobody really recently has cared about him I guess. This is a video with two really interesting books sandwiching some meh ones. Enjoy, fellow history nerds!

Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman by Robert K. Massie Review

I fully accept that nobody might care about this review but me, but the feminist in me had some things to say about it so I couldn’t help myself. Yes, this is a nonfiction biography BUT it is considered the definitive biography on Catherine the Great so if you care I guess this would be a book for you? I’m probably talking to dead air here. That’s cool. I’ll keep my nerd self over here.