Chasing History: One Man’s Road Trip Through the Presidential Libraries

Caught up in the drudgery of his day-to-day existence as a criminal trial attorney, David Cross decides to take a road trip across the country to spend time with a higher class of people – the Presidents of the United States. During his trip he visits each of the official thirteen Presidential Libraries, meeting docents, writers (Robert Caro, Richard Reeves, Taylor Branch) archivists, and just plain folk who, like him, want to get to know the presidents better. Part memoir, part history, part historiography, anyone interested in the Presidents of the United States will enjoy this book.