Monday, May 29, 2006

all hail to the chiefs

So one of my stupid summer projects is to read biographies of all the presidents, in order. In part, this is because I feel inadequate in my knowledge of history, particularly early American (I'm much better in the post-WWI era). I know this will not completely correct this, as it does very much fit into the "great man" theory of history...but it's a start. I'm going from Washington onward, and so far, I'm up to Thomas Jefferson.

I will be posting my thoughts here. They will be very preliminary, most likely very shallow...this I know. I'm doing an overly narrow study by looking at one biographer's take on each, so there are a multitude of problems. Look at this as an opportunity to set me straight.

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