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James Patterson

Presidential Fiction
Novels about the Presidents and First Families
Jefferson
by Max Byrd

Newly arrived in Paris, along with his young secretary William Short, to represent his fledgling nation, Thomas Jefferson becomes completely captivated by Maria Cosway, an exquisite blonde with a foolish husband.
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln : a Novel
by Stephen L. Carter

The best-selling author of The Emperor of Ocean Park imagines a world where the 16th President survives his 1865 assassination only to be charged with overstepping his Constitutional authority during the Civil War, a case that is aided by a black college graduate who is entangled in a violent political conspiracy.
Crooked
by Austin Grossman

In a novel of alternative history, Richard Nixon exposes the truth behind Watergate and the Cold War, which were both due to a horrifying occult secret he accidentally discovered as a young man. By the author of You and Soon I Will Be Invincible.
Lucy
by Ellen Feldman

A fictional account of FDR's romance with Eleanor's social secretary, Lucy Mercer, follows their pre-World War I affair, its impact on his marriage, and FDR and Mercer's reacquaintance years later as he prepared for an unprecedented third term.
I am Abraham : a Novel of Lincoln and the Civil War
by Jerome Charyn

Written in period style and peppered with 19th-century humor, a narrative portrait of the 16th President in his own voice reflects on his major life events from his picaresque youth in Illinois and improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd through his visit to war-shattered Richmond days before his assassination. By the author of Johnny One-Eye.
Finale : a Novel of the Reagan Years
by Thomas Mallon

An analysis of the Reagan Administration shares insights into the 40th president's character and decisions while evaluating key historical events and the influences of such figures as Margaret Thatcher, Jimmy Carter and Richard Nixon.
Abraham Lincoln : Vampire Hunter
by Seth Grahame-Smith

A paperback edition to be released in advance of the June 2012 film based on the book reveals the hidden life of the 16th U.S. president, who was actually a vampire hunter, obsessed with the complete elimination of the undead, and uncovers the role vampires played in the birth, grown and near-death of the nation. 
11/22/63
by Stephen King

Receiving a horrific essay from a GED student with a traumatic past, high-school English teacher Jake Epping is enlisted by a friend to travel back in time to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a mission for which he must reacclimate to 1960s culture and befriend troubled loner Lee Harvey Oswald.
Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker
by Jennifer Chiaverini

Chosen as the personal modiste for Mary Todd Lincoln, freedwoman Elizabeth Keckley is drawn into the intimate life of the Lincoln family as she supports Mary in the loss of her husband from the assassination that stunned the nation and the world. (historical fiction).
Burr : a Novel
by Gore Vidal

The contemporary novelist uses a fictional memoir to illuminate Aaron Burr's life and times.
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