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About this Website

This website is designed to be a companion resource to my book, Presidential Leadership: Learning from United States Presidential Libraries & Museums. Here you will find more info about the presidents featured in the book, links to the presidential library websites, dozens of presidential quotes, and hundreds of additional photos that I’ve taken at the presidential libraries and museums. You can also learn more about me, my inspirational Presidential Leadership presentation, and my other writing.

I’ve included a brief overview of the website below. Thanks for stopping by!

– Dan Nielsen


The Book

Since you’ve come to this website, it’s likely that you have already read the book and are looking for additional resources, but it could be that you have only heard about the book and are looking for more information. Well, you’ve come to the right place! To learn more about the book, please click here >>


Dan Nielsen
The Author

Want to know more about the man behind the book? Well thanks, I’m flattered! But seriously, to learn more about me, who I am, what I do, and why I wrote the book, please click here >>


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The Presentation

Did you enjoy the book? Are you looking for more? Check out my inspirational presentation by the same name! In this presentation I take participants on a brief but impactful journey through history, connecting the leadership strengths demonstrated by former U.S. Presidents to everyday life and leadership. No matter who you are, what your title is, or if you even have one, this presentation is for you.  To learn more please click here >>



Similar to the chapters in the book, here on the website there is one webpage dedicated to each of the fourteen presidents whose legacies are preserved by a presidential library and museum. On each page you’ll find the president’s portrait, the leadership strengths he demonstrated, quotes, facts, photos, and links to more. To find a particular president’s webpage, please navigate back to the home page by clicking the header at the top of the website, or by clicking here >>



Collectively I’ve taken more than 12,000 photos at the presidential libraries and museums across the nation. While I was able to include close to 200 photos in the book, obviously I had to leave a lot out. So here is an opportunity to share a few hundred more from my collection! The photos are taken from my perspective as a visitor, not as a professional, and they are intended to simply represent a little bit of what you might see when touring each library and museum. Also note that flash photography is not allowed within the museum galleries, so the quality and sharpness of some images are lacking.

The photos can be found by navigating to the individual webpages for each president featured in the book, or you can jump directly to the photo galleries by clicking here >>



There are a handful of presidential quotes dispersed throughout the book, but narrowing it down to what could be included in the book was hard! I personally love quotations, and there are some really impactful ones from the United States Presidents that I can’t help but share. Additional quotes from the presidents featured in the book can be found by navigating to the individual webpage for each president.



I included a list of helpful online resources in the back of the book for those interested in finding more information about the presidents, the presidency, or about the presidential libraries and museums. For your convenience, I’ve compiled that same list of links on this website for easy navigation. To see the full list, please click here >>

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