Wednesday, February 20, 2013

The seven best books by U.S. presidents

Allen Barra's latest book is Yogi Berra, Eternal Yankee.

He named a list of the seven best books by U.S. presidents, including:
The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson, edited by Adrienne Koch and William Peden

A treasure for lovers of American history as well as aficionados of Augustan prose, this is a superb combination of both personal writings (biographical sketches and more than 200 letters) as well as public papers including his two inaugural addresses and both the original and revised versions of the Declaration of Independence. The best one-volume Jefferson available.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue