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William Howard Taft: A Resource Guide

William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing on lawn, facing right
William Howard Taft, full-length portrait, standing on lawn, facing right.
1 photographic print.
1908.
Prints & Photographs Division.
Reproduction Number:
LC-USZ62-122416

Selected Bibliography

Finding Books by and about William Howard Taft

The Library of Congress online catalog contains more than fifty subject headings for books related to William Howard Taft. To find works on any of these topics, select Browse, and enter the words Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 into the search box; then choose the Subjects beginning with option. You will get the list of Taft-related subject headings. Click on any heading to see a list of titles that have that subject heading and click on any of the titles to access the book's bibliographic record.

From among the hundreds of Taft-related titles in the Library of Congress collections, the bibliography below highlights the most significant editions of works by Taft and selected biographies and other works particularly useful to general and younger readers.

Selected Works by William Howard Taft

Burton, David H. The Collected Works of William Howard Taft. 8 vols. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2001-04.
LC Call Number: E660 .T11 2001 [Catalog Record]

Taft, William H. Ethics in Service. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1915.
LC Call Number: JK271 .T3 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Internet Archive Web site.

-----. Four Aspects of Civic Duty. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1906.
LC Call Number: JK424 .T2 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online External Link on the Internet Archive Web site.

-----. Liberty Under Law: An Interpretation of the Principles of Our Constitutional Government. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1922.
LC Call Number: JK273 .T27 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Internet Archive Web site.

-----. Our Chief Magistrate and His Powers. New York: Columbia University Press, 1916.
LC Call Number: JK516 .T34 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Internet Archive Web site.

-----. Popular Government: Its Essence, Its Permanence and Its Perils. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1913.
LC Call Number: JF223 .T3 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Google Book Search Web site.

-----. Present Day Problems: A Collection of Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1908.
LC Call Number: JK246 .T2 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Google Book Search Web site.

-----. Taft Papers on League of Nations. New York: Macmillan, 1920.
LC Call Number: JX1975 .T28 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Internet Archive Web site.

-----. The United States and Peace. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1914.
LC Call Number: JX1961.U6 T3 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Internet Archive Web site.

-----. World Peace; A Written Debate Between William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan. New York: George H. Doran, 1917.
LC Call Number: JX1975 .T3 [Catalog Record]
Note: This work has been made available online on the Google Book Search Web site.

Selected Biographies and other Studies of Taft

Anderson, Donald F. William Howard Taft: A Conservative's Conception of the Presidency. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1973.
LC Call Number: E761 .A83 [Catalog Record]

Anderson, Judith Icke. William Howard Taft, an Intimate History. New York: Norton, 1981.
LC Call Number: E762 .A56 1981 [Catalog Record]

Burton, David H. Taft, Roosevelt, and the Limits of Friendship. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: E757 .B9714 2005 [Catalog Record]

-----. Taft, Wilson, and World Order. Madison, N.J.: Fairleigh Dickinson Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: E762 .B88 2003 [Catalog Record]

-----. William Howard Taft: Confident Peacemaker. Philadelphia: Saint Joseph’s University Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: E762 .B869 2004 [Catalog Record]

-----. William Howard Taft, in the Public Service. Malabar, Fla.: R. E. Krieger, 1986.
LC Call Number: E762 .B87 1986 [Catalog Record]

Coletta, Paolo E. The Presidency of William Howard Taft. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1973.
LC Call Number: E761 .C64 [Catalog Record]

Goodwin, Doris Kearns. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013.
LC Call Number: E757 .G66 2013b [Catalog Record]

Gould, Lewis L. Chief Executive to Chief Justice: Taft Betwixt the White House and Supreme Court. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2014.
LC Call Number: E762 .G68 2014 [Catalog Record]

Mason, Alpheus Thomas. William Howard Taft, Chief Justice. 1965; rpt. Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 1983.
LC Call Number: KF8745.T27 M3 1983 [Catalog Record]

Pringle, Henry F. The Life and Times of William Howard Taft: A Biography. 2 vols. 1939; rpt. Norwalk, Conn.: Easton Press, 1986.
LC Call Number: E762 .P75 1986 [Catalog Record]

Renstrom, Peter G. The Taft Court: Justices, Rulings, and Legacy. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO, 2003.
LC Call Number: KF8742 .R483 2003 [Catalog Record]

Bibliographies

Coletta, Paolo E. William Howard Taft: A Bibliography. Westport: Meckler, 1989.
LC Call Number: Z8857.88 .C64 1989 E762 [Catalog Record]

Sayler, James, comp. Presidents of the United States--Their Written Measure: A Bibliography. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, 1996.
LC Call Number: Z1249.P7 S29 1996 [Catalog Record]

Younger Readers

Benson, Michael. William H. Taft. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications, 2005.
LC Call Number: E762 .B46 2005 [Catalog Record]

Burgan, Michael. William Howard Taft. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books, 2004.
LC Call Number: E762 .B865 2004 [Catalog Record]

Doherty, Kieran. William Howard Taft: America’s 27th President. New York: Children’s Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: E762 .D64 2004 [Catalog Record]

O'Connell, Kim A. William Howard Taft. Berkeley Heights, N.J.: MyReportLinks.com Books, 2003.
LC Call Number: E762 .O28 2003 [Catalog Record]

Venezia, Mike. William Howard Taft: Twenty-Seventh President, 1909-1913. New York: Children's Press, 2007.
LC Call Number: E762 .V46 2007 [Catalog Record]

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