The leaders you thought you knew.

This American President is a history podcast that delves into the lives and legacies of the men who have occupied the White House. Each episode immerses you in an era of history by examining the life of a U.S. President. Hosted by Richard Lim and produced by Michael Neal.

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A Gulf of Civil Horror (George Washington)

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For over 200 years, the US military has subordinated itself to civilian authority. But in 1783, that authority was challenged. This is the story of how George Washington restored that civilian rule and saved the young republic.

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Fan in Chief: Richard Nixon and American Sports

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BONUS: Richard Nixon's First Inaugural Address (January 20, 1969)

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On January 20, 1969, Richard Nixon delivered his first inaugural address—the culmination of one of the greatest comebacks in American political history.
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His Own Worst Enemy Part I (Richard Nixon)

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Richard M. Nixon is one of the country's most vilified presidents and yet the American people entrusted him twice as vice president and twice as president
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Ronald G. Suny on Joseph Stalin

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He was one of the most ruthless tyrants who has ever lived. He is an icon of totalitarian oppression--and yet, he was also as human as you and me
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