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All the Presidents

About a month and a half ago I received the first disc of the John Adams mini-series that was done by HBO. At the time I put the series at the top of my Netflix queue I didn't realize it was a book before it was a show. It wasn't until I told a couple people that I was really excited to start watching it that I had a clue. Of course the second I found out I realized there was no way I could watch the series without reading the book first, so during my trip to California I picked up the John Adams biography it was based on and have been thoroughly enjoying it.

In fact I've enjoyed it so much that I made a decision I'm probably going to regret. I'm going to try and read a biography of every president this country has had. I don't know why this seems like such a great idea, but the thought of reading about the history of our country through the eyes of those that ended up in the highest office in the land seems like a great self development tool.

So I'm finishing John Adams in the next few weeks, and since it only really makes sense to read about them in the order they were elected, I'm going back to George Washington before skipping back to Thomas Jefferson. Which leaves me to pose a question to my readers. Have you read any really great biographies of any of our presidents? Any biographies I should avoid? Do you think I'm crazy?