Mickey Craig has done us a favor by linking to the D.C. Examiner’s reading list. Let me add a few more and invite readers to recommend their favorite presidential biographies.
Richard Brookhiser’s Founding Father is the closest thing I’ve found to a Plutarchian presentation of an American president. There are so many good books on Lincoln, it’s hard to know where to begin. Actually, let’s begin with Ken Masugi’s recommendations in the D.C. Examiner--Harry Jaffa’s A New Birth of Freedom and Crisis of the House Divided. Then there’s Allen Guelzo’s Redeemer President and WIlliam Lee Miller’s Lincoln’s Virtues.
Update: Ken Masugi raises an interesting question, as does Mickey in his comment: Is it Presidents Day or Presidents Day, or should we just give up and go back to good old Washingtons Birthday? Its Presidents Day at NROs The Corner; Presidents Day at VOA; and Presidents Day at Kids Domain (which comes up near the beginning of my Google search).
Gentle readers, lets take a vote: should it be Presidents Day, Presidents Day, Presidents Day, or Washingtons Birthday?