Mr. McMurray is very kind to our presidents, over-generous in praise, with ""colorless"" the strongest term of reproach. The chapters are essays on each president, home environment, education, former offices, death. Undue amount of space given to description of tombs and cemeteries. Content of book would provide good data for an ""obit"" department in a newspaper file record. Possible use for reference, but certainly not a book for everyone's shelf.