10 Memorable Presidents in Fiction

Hail to the chief!

The presidency, and many of the men who have occupied it, has long been a fascination for authors. Some have taken the lives of actual presidents as their inspiration, while others have created their own Commanders-in-Chief. Both are equally compelling in the pages of these novels.

Mockingjay cover

1. Mockingjay

Suzanne Collins
Absolute Power cover

2. Absolute Power

David Baldacci
American Tabloid cover

5. American Tabloid

James Ellroy
1812 cover

6. 1812

David Nevin
American Wife cover

7. American Wife

Curtis Sittenfeld
Lincoln cover

8. Lincoln

Gore Vidal
The Golden Gate cover

9. The Golden Gate

Alastair MacLean

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

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