From time to time, when we get a collection of related books into the library we like to share a list. Today we are sharing titles that have entered our collection this year that have to do with Presidents in honor of Washington’s Birthday, the official name of the holiday.
These titles are housed in Cedar Rapids, but you can request them to be delivered to any of the other centers at any time.
First Ladies and American Women: In Politics and at Home by Jill Abraham Hummer, Call Number: 320.082 H925f
Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill with Lisa McCubbin, Call Number: 363.28 H645f
The Hidden-Hand Presidency: Eisenhower as Leader by Fred I. Greenstein, Call Number: 973.921 G815h
Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times by Kenneth Whyte, Call Number: 973.916 H789w
In the Hurricane’s Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown by Nathaniel Philbrick, Call Number: 973.3 W318p
The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy, Call Number: 973.92 G443p
Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (FDR 1882-1940) by James MacGregor Burns, Call Number: 973.917 R781bu
We Have Not a Government: The Articles of Confederation and the Road to the Constitution by George William Van Cleve, Call Number: 342.73 V222w
Three Days in January: Dwight Eisenhower’s Final Mission by Bret Baier, Call Number: 973.921 E363b
Through Five Administrations: Reminiscences of Colonel William H. Crook, Body-Guard to President Lincoln, Compiled and Edited By Margarita Spalding Gerry, Call Number: 973.7 C948t
The Unexpected President: The Life and Times of Chester A. Arthur by Scott S. Greenberger, Call Number: 973.84 G798u
Upstairs at the White House: My Life with the First Ladies by J.B. West, Call Number: 973.9 W518u
NOTE: Chief Usher of the White House from 1941-1969.
And enjoy some extra information from the archives about George Washington, whose birthday is the approximated each year as the holiday (it moves to stay on Monday).
And FYI if you ever get asked about the holiday: