Inspired by conversations about the leadership skills that make for a successful presidency, C-SPAN's newest book, The Presidents, is based on our interviews with some of the nation's leading presidential historians, biographers, and journalists. Chapters on each of the 43 former presidents are organized by their 2017 score in C-SPAN's widely recognized Historians Survey of Presidential Leadership. And there’s a final chapter that offers three historians’ perspectives on the presidency of Donald Trump.

This resource-rich website allows readers to continue their historical exploration on the lives and leadership of our nation's chief executives.

Available in hardcover or as an e-book:

Note: Contemporary presidents are not included in the survey until they leave office, so President Trump has not been ranked.