Celebrating Our Authors-In-Chief

This Presidents Day, we celebrate our forefathers and their contributions to our democratic way of life. But we can also celebrate them as fellow authors. Ulysses S. Grant’s personal memoirs were published by Mark Twain, following Grant’s death. Modern presidents Harry S Truman, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and others have written memoirs. John F. Kennedy’s Profiles In Courage was a Pulitzer Prize winner (although it has been argued that he had help writing it), but there was no doubt that Abraham Lincoln did his own writing. Teddy Roosevelt was perhaps the most prolific writer among our Commanders-In-Chief, penning 30 books! But did you know that Jimmy Carter wrote a novel, or that a 16-year-old George Washington wrote an etiquette book? Who was your favorite U.S. President? Did he write any books?