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I decided last month that I was going to take up a Presidential Challenge that I'd heard about somewhere on the Internet. The challenge: read a biography of each president in the order they served. I started off with George Washington by reading a biography written by Henry Cabot Lodge, another historical figure. A few days ago I started reading John Adams by David McCullough and I realized I could have chosen a much better biography about George Washington, something like His Excellency by Joseph Ellis, where I could actually learn something new about Washington. I'm not going to start over, but at some point I am going to go back and redo Washington. Anyway, this will be a slow going challenge, it will probably take me a few years to complete it. Right now I'm reading one chapter a day in John Adams just because I still want to devote my time to all the other books I have to read. So you can look forward to a review of McCullough's book in a few weeks. Stay tuned!