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Presidential Bibliography


  1. Abbott, Lawrence F. (ed.). The Letters of Archie Butt: Personal Aide to President Roosevelt. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1924. Libraries.
    Presidents: William Taft
  2. Abrams, Herbert L. "The President Has Been Shot": Confusion, Disability, and the 25th Amendment in the Aftermath of the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992.0393030423 Libraries 91-15846.
    Presidents: Ronald Reagan · George Bush · George W. Bush
  3. Alvarez, Walter C. Nervousness Indigestion and Pain. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1943. Libraries.
    Presidents: Ronald Reagan
  4. Ambrose, Stephen E. Eisenhower: Volume One: Soldier, General of the Army, President-Elect: 1890-1952. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1983.0671440691 Libraries 83-9892.
    Presidents: Dwight Eisenhower
  5. Anderson, Judith Icke. William Howard Taft: An Intimate History. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981.0393014622 Libraries 80-27812.
    Presidents: William Taft
  6. Anonymous. Primary Colors: A Novel of Politics. New York: Warner Books, 1996.0446604275 Libraries.
    Comment: "Anonymous" was later revealed to be Joel Klein.
    Presidents: James Polk
  7. Appleby, Louis. A Medical Tour through the Whole Island of Great Britain. London; Boston: Faber and Faber, 1995.057117339X Libraries.
    Presidents:
  8. Barker, Charles E. With President Taft in the White House. Chicago: A. Kroch and Son, 1947. Libraries.
    Presidents: William Taft
  9. Barone, MA (ed). The Harriet Lane Handbook: A Manual for Pediatric House Officers. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book.0815149441 Libraries.
    Presidents: James Buchanan
  10. Bergen, Peter L. Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden. New York: Free Press, 2001.0743205022 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  11. Boller, Paul F. Jr. Presidential Anecdotes. New York: Oxford University Press, 1981.0195029151 Libraries 80-27092.
    Presidents: George Washington · John Adams · James Madison · John Q. Adams · John Tyler · James Polk · Franklin Pierce · James Buchanan · Abraham Lincoln · Andrew Johnson · Ulysses Grant · Rutherford Hayes · James Garfield · Grover Cleveland · William McKinley · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson · Warren Harding · Calvin Coolidge · Dwight Eisenhower · John Kennedy · Lyndon Johnson · Gerald Ford · Ronald Reagan
  12. Bollet, Alfred Jay. Plagues and Poxes: The Impact of Human History on Epidemic Disease. Revised edition. New York: Demos, 2004.188879979X Libraries.
    Comment: As reviewed in New Engl J Med. 2005;352:1055-1056.
    Presidents: Franklin Roosevelt
  13. Bornet, Vaughn Davis. The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. University Press of Kansas, 1983.0700602429 Libraries.
    Comment: See chapter XII, "I've Gone the Distance."
    Presidents:
  14. Boulware MH. Snoring: New Answers to an Old Problem. Rockaway, NJ: American Faculty Press, 1974. Libraries.
    Comment: Cited by: Fairbanks DNF. Snoring: an overview with historical perspectives. Pages 1-16 in: Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 2nd ed. Fairbanks, David N. F. and Fujita, Shiro (eds.). NY: Raven Press, 1994.
    Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt
  15. Braisted, William C.; Bell, William Hemphill; Rixey, Presley Marion. The Life Story of Presley Marion Rixey: Surgeon General, U. S. Navy 1902-1910: Biography and Autobiography. Strasburg, VA: Shenandoah Publishing House, Inc., 1930. Libraries.
    Comment: Rixey was the White House physician for both William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
    Presidents: William McKinley · William Taft
  16. Brewer, Clifford. The Death of Kings: A Medical History of the Kings and Queens of England. London: Abson Books, 2000.0902920995 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  17. Britton, Nan. The President's Daughter. New York: Elizabeth Ann Guild, Inc., 1927. Libraries 30007386.
    Comment: Author claims that Harding fathered an out-of-wedlock daughter with her in 1919, while he was a member of the Senate.
    Presidents: Warren Harding
  18. Brodsky, Alyn. Grover Cleveland: A Study in Character. NY: St. Martin's Press, 2000.0312268831 Libraries 00-040258.
    Presidents: Grover Cleveland
  19. Bromley, Michael L. William Howard Taft and the First Motoring Presidency. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland, 2003.0786414758 Libraries 2003008595.
    Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft
  20. Brooks, Stewart M. Our Murdered Presidents: The Medical Story. New York: Frederick Fell, 1966. Libraries.
    Comment: LCC shelving code R703 B873 1966.
    Presidents: James Garfield · William McKinley
  21. Bumgarner, John R. The Health of the Presidents: The 41 United States Presidents Through 1993 from a Physician's Point of View. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland & Company, 1994.0899509568 Libraries 93-42000.
    Comment: Devotes one chapter to each President, through Clinton. Written for the layperson, well-referenced, with areas of speculation clearly identified, Dr. Zebra depends heavily on this book. Dr. Bumgarner survived the Bataan Death March and has written an unforgettable book casting a physician's eye on that experience.
    Presidents: George Washington · John Adams · Thomas Jefferson · James Monroe · Martin van Buren · John Tyler · Zachary Taylor · Franklin Pierce · James Buchanan · Abraham Lincoln · Ulysses Grant · Chester Arthur · Grover Cleveland · Benjamin Harrison · William Taft · Warren Harding · Herbert Hoover · Harry Truman · John Kennedy · Gerald Ford · Ronald Reagan · George Bush · William Clinton
  22. Burlingame, Michael. The Inner World of Abraham Lincoln. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1994.0252020863 Libraries 93-34650.
    Presidents: Andrew Johnson
  23. Butt, Archibald W. Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1930). Volume 1: pages 1-432. Volume 2: pages 433-862. Libraries.
    Comment: Butt, an Army officer, was military aide first to President Theodore Roosevelt and then to President William Taft. On April 14, 1912, Butt was at sea aboard the Titanic returning from a European vacation that Taft had insisted he take. President Taft later said: "When I heard that part of the ship's company had gone down, I gave up hope for the rescue of Major Butt, unless by accident. I knew that he would certainly remain on the ship's deck until every duty had been performed and every sacrifice made that properly fell on one charged, as he would feel himself charged, with responsibility for the rescue of others." Taft was correct. Butt did not survive the sinking.
    Presidents: William McKinley · William Taft
  24. Carter, Jimmy. Christmas in Plains. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001.0743224914 Libraries.
    Presidents: James Carter
  25. Cloudsley-Thompson, JL. Insects and History. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1976. Libraries 76023596.
    Presidents:
  26. Coletta, Paolo E. The Presidency of William Howard Taft. Lawrence, KS: University of Kansas Press, 1973. Libraries.
    Presidents: Ulysses Grant · William Taft
  27. Cooper, Pauline. The Medical Detectives. New York: David McKay, 1973.067950382X Libraries 73-79947.
    Presidents: George Washington · John Kennedy
  28. Cramer, Richard Ben. What It Takes: The Way to the White House. New York: Random House, 1992.0679746498 Libraries 91-52676.
    Comment: This book -- an immersive biography of six contenders for the 1988 Presidential election -- is simply tremendous. One thousand pages, and you really don't want it to end. Makes it clear that success or failure in running for President ultimately rests on the personality of the candidate. The victor, Bush, was at all times willing to do "what it takes" to win the Presidency. There is no better book to discover what makes people at this level tick.
    Presidents: George Bush
  29. Crenshaw, Charles A.; Hansen, Jens; Shaw, J. Gray. JFK: Conspiracy of Silence. New York: Signet, 1992.0451403460 Libraries NIL.
    Comment: This book has been roundly criticized by other physicians involved in the Kennedy case.
    Presidents: John Kennedy · Lyndon Johnson
  30. Dallek, Robert. An Unfinished Life: John F. Kennedy 1917-1963. Boston: Little, Brown, 2003.0316172383 Libraries 2002116388.
    Presidents: Thomas Jefferson · Franklin Roosevelt · John Kennedy · Lyndon Johnson
  31. Davis, Oscar King. Released for Publication: Some Inside Political History of Theodore Roosevelt and his Times 1898-1918. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1925. Libraries.
    Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt
  32. DeFrank, Thomas M. Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-the-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2007.0425223485 Libraries 2007032750.
    Presidents: Richard Nixon · Gerald Ford · James Carter · Ronald Reagan
  33. Desowitz, Robert S. New Guinea Tapeworms and Jewish Grandmothers. New York: W. W. Norton, 1981.0393304264 Libraries 81-1837.
    Presidents:
  34. Dole, RJ. Great Presidential Wit. NY: Scribner, 2001.0743203925 Libraries 00-052632.
    Presidents: William Taft
  35. Donald, David Herbert. Lincoln. New York: Touchstone / Simon & Schuster, 1996.068482535X Libraries 95-4782.
    Presidents: George Washington
  36. Drury, Robert; Clavin, Tom. Halsey's Typhoon: The True Story of a Fighting Admiral, an Epic Storm, and an Untold Rescue. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, 2006.0871139480 Libraries.
    Presidents: Gerald Ford
  37. Evans, Hugh E. The Hidden Campaign: FDR's Health and the 1944 Election. Armonk, NY: M.E.Sharpe, 2002.0765608553 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  38. Evans, Michael. The Death of Kings: Royal Deaths in Medieval England. London, New York: Hambledon and London, 2003.1852852682 Libraries 2004296248.
    Presidents:
  39. Ferrell, Robert H. Dear Bess; The Letters of Harry to Bess Truman, 1910-1959. New York: W.W. Norton, 1983. Libraries.
    Presidents: Harry Truman
  40. Fisher, Jack. Stolen Glory: The McKinley Assassination. Alamar Books, 2001. Libraries.
    Presidents: William McKinley
  41. Flexner, James Thomas. Washington: The Indispensible Man. Boston: Little, Brown, 1974.0316286168 Libraries 74-7235.
    Comment: Distillation of Flexner's four-volume biography of Washington published from 1965 to 1972.
    Presidents: George Washington
  42. Fox, Robin Lane. The Search for Alexander. Boston: Little, Brown.0316291080 Libraries 80-18120.
    Presidents:
  43. Frank, Justin A. Bush on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President. NY: Regan Books (HarperCollins), 2004.0060736704 Libraries.
    Presidents: George W. Bush
  44. Freedman, Nancy M. Joshua: Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press, 1973. Libraries 73-4014.
    Comment: We don't normally cite fiction, but this is an intriguing novel about cloning and the assassination of JFK. The book starts in the emergency room at Parkland Memorial Hospital. The President has just been pronounced dead. Unable to accept this, a young physician on the scene removes some of Kennedy's lung tissue and puts it in liquid nitrogen. Many years later, after cloning technology has evolved, he approaches a wealthy industrialist named Kellogg with the idea of growing a new JFK. He recognizes, however, that to replicate the kind of man Kennedy was, the clone's upbringing and formative experiences will have to match JFK's. Thus, Joshua Francis Kellogg's life is carefully scripted with analogs to the death of Kennedy's older brother, the PT-109 incident, and so on. Among Kennedy's medical history, only his bad back is mentioned. Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/9995585227/qid=924332586/sr=1-1/002-8678333-0542417
    Presidents:
  45. Gabriel, Richard A.; Metz, Karen S. A History of Military Medicine, Volume 2. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992.0313284032 Libraries 91-32404.
    Presidents: George Washington
  46. Gary, Ralph. Following Lincoln's Footsteps. New York: Carroll & Graf, 2001.0786709413 Libraries.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln · Ulysses Grant · Theodore Roosevelt · Franklin Roosevelt
  47. Good, Timothy S. (ed). We Saw Lincoln Shot. Jackson, MS: University of Mississippi Press, 1995.0878057781 Libraries 95-11094.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  48. Grayson, CT. Woodrow Wilson -- An Intimate Memoir. New York: Holt, Rhinehart, Winston, 1960. Libraries.
    Comment: Grayson was Wilson's physician during his entire tenure as President. No presidential physician before or since Grayson has had as close a relationship with the Chief Executive. It is remarkable that, in his book, Grayson devotes only one paragraph to Wilson's stroke (page 100).
    Presidents: Woodrow Wilson
  49. Hall, Donald (ed.). The Oxford Book of American Literary Anecdotes. Oxford: Oxford, 1981.0195029380 Libraries 80-27436.
    Presidents: Thomas Jefferson
  50. Halstead, Murat. The Illustrious Life of William McKinley, Our Martyred President. 1901. Libraries.
    Presidents: James Garfield · William McKinley
  51. Harvey, A. McGehee. Adventures in Medical Research: A Century of Discovery at Johns Hopkins. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1976.0801817854 Libraries 75-36955.
    Presidents:
  52. Heave Ho! My Little Green Book of Seasickness. Mazel, Charles. Camden, Maine: International Marine, 1992.0877423245 Libraries 92-11119.
    Presidents:
  53. Helm, Katherine. The True Story of Mary, Wife of Lincoln. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1928. Libraries.
    Presidents: Andrew Johnson
  54. Henriques, Peter R. The Death of George Washington: He Died as He Lived. Mt. Vernon, VA: The Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, 2000.09319170352 Libraries.
    Presidents: George Washington
  55. Herndon, William H. and Weik, Jesse W. Herndon's Life of Lincoln. Cleveland: World Publishing, 1942 (originally published 1888). Libraries.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  56. Hewitt, D. Tell Me a Story: 50 Years and 60 Minutes. New York: Public Affairs, 2001.1586480170 Libraries.
    Comment: Actually, I heard this statement in an interview of Hewitt conducted by Terry Gross on the NPR radio program Fresh Air on April 10, 2001. Hewitt was publicizing his new book, so it seems reasonable to conclude that the Nixon story is somewhere in the book. Hewitt is best known as the producer of the 60 Minutes television show.
    Presidents: Richard Nixon
  57. Hicks, F. C. William Howard Taft, Yale Professor of Law & New Haven Citizen. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1945. Libraries.
    Presidents: William Taft
  58. Holmes, Frederick. The Sickly Stuarts: The Medical Downfall of a Dynasty. Stroud, UK: Sutton Publishing, 2003.0750932961 Libraries.
    Comment: Reviewed in New Engl J Med. 2004;350:2014-2015, from which all references here are taken.
    Presidents:
  59. Hoover, Irwin Hood (Ike). 42 Years in the White House. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1934. Libraries.
    Comment: The Library of Congress contains more of Hoover's first-hand recollections of eight presidents.
    Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt · Warren Harding · Calvin Coolidge
  60. Howe. M. A. DeWolfe. George von Lengerke Meyer: His Life and Public Services. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1920. Libraries.
    Comment: Meyer was Postmaster General under Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of the Navy under William Howard Taft.
    Presidents: Grover Cleveland
  61. James, Marquis. The Life of Andrew Jackson. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938. Libraries.
    Comment: A wonderful book that won the Pulitzer Prize for biography. It is actually composed of two books that were originally published separately: The Border Captain and Andrew Jackson: Portrait of a President.
    Presidents: Andrew Jackson
  62. James, Marquis. Andrew Jackson: Portrait of a President. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, unknown year (originally published in 1937 by Bobbs-Merrill). Libraries.
    Presidents: Andrew Jackson · Martin van Buren · William Harrison
  63. James, Marquis. The Life of Andrew Jackson. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1938). Libraries.
    Presidents:
  64. Kean, Benjamin H. M.D.: One Doctor's Adventures Among the Famous and Infamous from the Jungles of Panama to a Park Avenue Practice. New York: Ballantine Books, 1990.034535821X Libraries.
    Presidents:
  65. Keen, William Williams. The Surgical Operations on President Cleveland in 1893. Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co., 1917. Libraries.
    Comment: The corresponding magazine article was published in the Sept. 22, 1917 Saturday Evening Post on pages 24-55.
    Presidents: Grover Cleveland
  66. Kelly, Virginia. Leading with My Heart. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1994.0671888005 Libraries.
    Comment: This was reported by a reader. I have not checked the reference myself.
    Presidents: William Clinton
  67. Kolata, Gina. Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic. NY: Touchstone, 2001.0743203984 Libraries.
    Presidents: Gerald Ford
  68. Kunhardt DM, Kunhardt PB Jr. Twenty Days: A Narrative in Text and Pictures of the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the Twenty Days and Nights That Followed. New York: Castle Books, 1965. Libraries 62-15660.
    Presidents: Andrew Johnson
  69. Kunhardt, Philip B, et al. Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.0679408622 Libraries 92-53043.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  70. Lamon, Ward Hill. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln. Washington, DC: Dorothy Lamon Teillard, 1911. Libraries.
    Presidents: James Buchanan · Abraham Lincoln
  71. Lane, Brian. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Science. London: Headline Book Publishing, 1992.0747239045 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  72. Lasby, Clarence G. Eisenhower's Heart Attack: How Ike Beat Heart Disease and Held onto the Presidency. Lawrence, KS: University Press of Kansas, 1997.0700608222 Libraries 96-45407.
    Presidents:
  73. Lattimer, John K. Kennedy and Lincoln: Medical & Ballistic Comparisons of Their Assassinations. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.0151522812 Libraries 80-7936.
    Presidents:
  74. Ledgin, Norm. Diagnosing Jefferson: Evidence of a Condition that Guided his Beliefs, Behavior, and Personal Associations. Arlington, TX: Future Horizons, 2000.1885477600 Libraries 2001274289.
    Presidents: Thomas Jefferson
  75. Leech, Margaret. Reveille in Washington 1860-1865. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1962.0809435578 Libraries 80-16429.
    Comment: A vivid account of Washington, DC during the Civil War. Won the Pulitzer Prize.
    Presidents: James Buchanan · Andrew Johnson
  76. Leish, Kenneth W. (ed.) and other American Heritage Editors. The American Heritage Pictorial History of the Presidents of the United States. New York: American Heritage Publishing, 1968 (in two volumes).B000AQH7Z0 Libraries 68015858.
    Presidents: Benjamin Harrison
  77. Ling and Duff. Pocket Guide to Obstetrics and Gynecology : Principles for Practice . McGraw-Hill: 2001.083858134X Libraries.
    Presidents:
  78. MacMahon, Edward B. and Curry, Leonard. Medical Cover-Ups in the White House. Washington, DC: Farragut, 1987.0918535018 Libraries 87-81241.
    Presidents: George Washington · Andrew Jackson · William Harrison · John Tyler · James Polk · Zachary Taylor · Millard Fillmore · Franklin Pierce · Abraham Lincoln · Woodrow Wilson · Warren Harding · Franklin Roosevelt · John Kennedy · Ronald Reagan
  79. Manners, William. TR and Will: A Friendship that Split the Republican Party. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1969. Libraries 69-14838.
    Presidents: Benjamin Harrison · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft
  80. Marion, Robert. Was George Washington Really the Father of our Country?. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1994.0201622556 Libraries 93-26588.
    Presidents: George Washington · Abraham Lincoln · John Kennedy
  81. Marx, Rudolph. The Health of the Presidents. New York: GP Putnam's Sons, 1960. Libraries 60-8476.
    Presidents: William Taft
  82. Mayer, Jane. The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals. New York: Doubleday, 2008.0385526393 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  83. McElroy, Robert. Grover Cleveland: The Man and the Statesman. New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1923. Libraries.
    Presidents: Grover Cleveland
  84. McIntire, RT. White House Physician. New York: GP Putnam's Sons, 1946. Libraries.
    Comment: McIntire was FDR's White House physician. Today, there is a street named after him at the Naval Hospital complex in San Diego.
    Presidents:
  85. McKusick, Victor A. Mendelian Inheritance in Man. 9th ed. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990. Libraries 90-4227.
    Comment: Later print editions have appeared, e.g. the 12th in 1998: Amazon (ISBN is 0801857422). The entire contents are freely available on the web as "Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM)." The online version is more current than the printed version.
    Presidents:
  86. Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (ed). Burke's Presidential Families of the United States of America. 2nd ed. London: Burke's Peerage Limited, 1981.0850110335 Libraries.
    Comment: Enumerates the ancestors and descendants of American presidents up through Ronald Reagan.
    Presidents: George Washington · John Adams · Thomas Jefferson · James Madison · John Q. Adams · Martin van Buren · William Harrison · Zachary Taylor · Ulysses Grant · Chester Arthur · Grover Cleveland · Benjamin Harrison · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson · Calvin Coolidge · Herbert Hoover · Franklin Roosevelt · Dwight Eisenhower · Richard Nixon
  87. Mould's Medical Anecdotes: Omnibus Edition. Mould, Richard F. Bristol, UK: Institute of Physics Publishing, 1996.0750303905 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  88. Myers, James E. The Amazing Saber Duel of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln-Herndon Building, 1968. Libraries.
    Comment: Cited by Gary.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  89. Nardell, Sydney G. Jungle Medicine and Surgery. Sussex, England: The Book Guild Ltd, 1999.1857763238 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  90. Nevins, Allan. Grover Cleveland: A Study in Courage. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1933. Libraries.
    Comment: Won the Pulitzer Prize for biography.
    Presidents: Grover Cleveland
  91. Nevins, Allan (ed.). The Letters of Grover Cleveland: 1850-1908. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1933. Libraries.
    Presidents: Grover Cleveland
  92. O'Brien, Cormac. Secret Lives of the US Presidents: What Your Teachers Never Told You About the Men of the White House. Philadelphia: Quirk Books, 2004.1931686572 Libraries.
    Comment: A marginally serious, but accurate review of presidents through 2004. Dr. Zebra is suspicious that O'Brien did not cite all of his sources properly.
    Presidents:
  93. Obama, Barack. Dreams from My Father. New York: Three Rivers Press, Revised Edition, 2004 (original edition 1995).1400082773 Libraries 2004012412.
    Presidents: Barack Obama
  94. Ostergard et al (ed.). Ostergard's Urogynecology & Pelvic Floor Dysfunction . Lippincott: 2002.0781733847 Libraries.
    Presidents:
  95. Parenti, Michael. History as Mystery. San Francisco: City Lights Books, 1999.0872863573 Libraries 99034698.
    Comment: Pages 209-240 discuss Taylor's demise and the 1991 testing for toxic substances. Dr. Zebra has not read this book. Apparently, however, Parenti criticizes the arsenic testing performed on Taylor's hair because the arsenic concentration was reported as an average over the entire hair shaft. This would indeed tend to underestimate the arsenic concentration if Taylor had been poisoned, because if Taylor had been poisoned, arsenic would have been deposited only in the part of the hair that grew between the time of the poisoning and death -- supposedly just a few days. Thus, only the smallest bit of hair nearest the scalp would have arsenic and the rest of each hair shaft would be arsenic-free. The concentration of arsenic in the entire hair shaft is therefore irrelevant, and only the concentration nearest the scalp matters. This value was apparently not reported.
    Presidents: Zachary Taylor
  96. Park, Bert Edward. The Impact of Illness of World Leaders. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986.0812280059 Libraries 86-16136.
    Presidents: Woodrow Wilson
  97. Parton, James. Life of Andrew Jackson. New York: Mason Brothers, 1861. Libraries.
    Comment: The first of the multi-volume Jackson biographies. Three volumes.
    Presidents: Andrew Jackson
  98. Pendel, Thomas F. Thirty-Six Years in the White House. Washington: Neale Publishing Company, 1902. Libraries.
    Comment: Pendel was door-keeper at the White House from the time of Lincoln to the time of Theodore Roosevelt. Full text is available on-line at loc.gov. It's a rather dry book, and reads as if it were written by an old man. http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?lhbcbbib:1:./temp/~~ammem_rEou::
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln · Ulysses Grant · James Garfield · Chester Arthur · Grover Cleveland · Benjamin Harrison · William McKinley
  99. Post, Jerrold M. and Robins, Robert S. When Illness Strikes the Leader: The Dilemma of the Captive King. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993.0300063148 Libraries 92-25302.
    Comment: At one time Post worked for the CIA, profiling foreign leaders.
    Presidents: Woodrow Wilson · John Kennedy
  100. Pringle, Henry F. The Life and Times of William Howard Taft: A Biography. New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1939. Libraries.
    Presidents: Grover Cleveland · Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson
  101. Remini, Robert V. The Life of Andrew Jackson. New York: Penguin, 1990 (hardback 1988).0140132678 Libraries 90-6993.
    Comment: Well-written, coherent distillation of Remini's definitive three-volume biography of Jackson.
    Presidents: Andrew Jackson · James Buchanan
  102. Ross, Ishbel. An American Family: The Tafts - 1678 to 1964. Cleveland, OH: World Publishing Co., 1964. Libraries 64-23540.
    Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Woodrow Wilson
  103. Roueché, Berton. Eleven Blue Men and Other Narratives of Medical Detection. New York: Berkeley Medallion, 1965 (originally published 1953). Libraries.
    Presidents:
  104. Roueché, Berton. Eleven Blue Men and Other Narratives of Medical Detection. New York: Berkley Medallion, 14th printing, 1968 (orig. published 1955). Libraries.
    Comment: A wonderful book!
    Presidents: Harry Truman
  105. Russell, Francis. The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1968. Libraries 68-29916.
    Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt · Warren Harding
  106. Rutkow, Ira. James A. Garfield (American Presidents Series). New York: Times Books, 2006.080506950X Libraries.
    Comment: Rutkow is described as a surgeon and a historian. Very favorably reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine: http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/full/355/19/2053
    Presidents:
  107. Sargent, Shirley. Yosemite's Famous Guests. Yosemite, CA: Flying Spur Press, 1970. Libraries.
    Presidents: William Taft
  108. Seldes, George. Witness to a Century. New York: Ballantine Books, 1987.0345331818 Libraries 86-47804.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln · William McKinley
  109. Shenk, Joshua Wolf. Lincoln's Melancholy. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.0618551166 Libraries.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  110. Shutes, Milton H. Lincoln and the Doctors: A Medical Narrative of the Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York: Pioneer Press, 1933. Libraries.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  111. Smith, Gene. When the Cheering Stopped: The Last Years of Woodrow Wilson. New York: William Morrow and Company, 1964. Libraries 64-12044.
    Presidents: Woodrow Wilson
  112. Smith, Ira R. T.; Morris, Joe Alex. "Dear Mr. President:" The Story of Fifty Years in the White House Mail Room. New York: Julian Messner, 1949. Libraries.
    Comment: Ira Smith was a peppery fellow who ran the White House mail room from 1897 to 1948. He started working during the administration of William McKinley and was the only mail room staffer until the volume of mail made it necessary to hire help during the administration of Franklin Roosevelt.
    Presidents: Theodore Roosevelt · William Taft · Warren Harding · Calvin Coolidge · Herbert Hoover
  113. Sobel, Robert. Coolidge: An American Enigma. Washington: Regnery, 1998.0895264102 Libraries 98014826 .
    Presidents: Calvin Coolidge
  114. Sotos, John G. The Physical Lincoln Sourcebook. Mt. Vernon, VA: Mt. Vernon Book Systems, 2008.1440420149 Libraries.
    Comment: More information at: http://www.physical-lincoln.com/
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  115. Sotos, John G. The Physical Lincoln: Finding the Genetic Cause of Abraham Lincoln's Height, Homeliness, Pseudo-Depression, and Imminent Cancer Death. Mt. Vernon, VA: Mt. Vernon Book Systems, 2008.098181932X Libraries.
    Comment: More information at: http://www.physical-lincoln.com/
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  116. Stern, C. C. Braddock's Presidential Trivia. 3rd edition. Herndon, VA: Braddock Communications, Inc., 2001.0931147655 Libraries.
    Presidents: Thomas Jefferson
  117. Stoddard, Henry L. It Costs to Be President. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1938. Libraries.
    Comment: Stoddard was editor and owner of the New York Evening Mail from 1900 to 1925.
    Presidents: Ulysses Grant · Rutherford Hayes · Grover Cleveland · Woodrow Wilson · Warren Harding · Franklin Roosevelt
  118. Suetonius (Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus). Robert Graves, transl. The Twelve Caesars. Middlesex, England: Penguin, 1957. Libraries.
    Presidents:
  119. Sullivan, George. Mr. President: A Book of U.S. Presidents. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2005.0439703352 Libraries.
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  120. Sullivan, Mark. Our Times: 1900-1925 (Six volumes). New York: Charles Scribners' Sons, 1926-1940. Libraries.
    Presidents: William Taft
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    Comment: Much sensationalism and drivel has been written about JFK. Thus, it is very hard for anyone devoting less than full time to Kennedy studies to discern what is credible and what is not. This book strikes me as containing a mixture of credible, verifiable statements and statements best treated with skepticism.
    Presidents: John Kennedy
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    Presidents: William Taft
  123. Taft, Mrs. William Howard (Helen Herron Taft). Recollections of Full Years. New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1914. Libraries.
    Presidents: William Taft
  124. Taft, William Howard. Papers of William Howard Taft. On file in the Library of Congress and selected other research libraries. Libraries.
    Presidents: William Taft
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    Comment: Originally published 1924 as In the Footsteps of the Lincolns.
    Presidents: Abraham Lincoln
  126. Travell, Janet. Office Hours: Day and Night. Cleveland, OH: New American Library, 1968. Libraries 68-57422.
    Comment: Travell was one of Kennedy's physicians during his Presidency. Although all autobiographies are inherently narcissistic, the level in this one is tough to stomach -- almost as bad as Jerry Linenger's, in fact.
    Presidents: John Kennedy
  127. Walker, Martin. The Cold War. New York: Henry Holt, 1995.0805034544 Libraries 94-5152.
    Presidents: Richard Nixon · James Carter · Ronald Reagan
  128. Walsh, Kenneth T. Air Force One: A History of Presidents and Their Planes. New York: Hyperion, 2003.1401300049 Libraries 2002038751.
    Presidents: Gerald Ford
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    Presidents: William Taft
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    Presidents: Woodrow Wilson
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    Presidents: Harry Truman
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    Presidents: Warren Harding
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    Presidents: George W. Bush
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    Presidents: George W. Bush
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    Presidents: Richard Nixon
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  137. Wyden, Peter. Wall: The Inside Story of Divided Berlin. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1989.0671555103 Libraries 89-36905.
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  138. Zinsser, Hans. Rats, Lice, and History. Boston: Little, Brown, 1934. Libraries.
    Comment: A wonderful, easy-to-read, beautifully written, little book.
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