Despite our New Year's Resolution not to get sucked into any reading challenges for 2009, some of you may know that A Reader's Respite chucked that one out the window when Books 'N Border Collies sponsored the U.S. Presidential Reading Project.
We've since completely lost all control and like a person whose diet lasted one whole week, we then gorged ourselves on about a dozen other challenges, but that's not important right now.
Back to the original subject: books about American Presidents. The essence of the U.S. Presidential Reading Project is to read a book about each and every American President.
Yep, that's right, all of 'em.
And look what came in the mail today....
That's right, Jon Meacham's Pulizter Prize winner, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House.
Anyone else read this yet? This tome (at 512 pages, it ain't what we'd call a light read) has been called the definitive story of our seventh President. While there isn't any new material in this biography, we've heard tell that Meacham's writing style makes this one a must-read.
We'll report back and let you know.
In the meantime, can anyone recommend a good book (or, let's be honest here, any book) about President Chester Arthur?
(*sound of crickets chirping*)