Things I Learned from Reading Biographies of the First Sixteen American Presidents

Orrin Onken
5 min readJul 15, 2022
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I am ordinarily a novel-reading guy, but a while back I decided I would read biographies of the American presidents. In order. From the beginning.

I just finished Abraham Lincoln, and I need a break, so I’m reading novels again. But after reading sixteen presidential biographies, it seemed to me I should have something to…

Orrin Onken

I am a retired elder law attorney who lives near Portland, Oregon. I write legal mysteries for Salish Ponds Press and articles about being old.