I’m a chemical engineer, an investment banker, a private pilot and a history enthusiast. And I love great biographies.
Ten years ago I started traveling overseas frequently and found myself wasting enormous time sitting on airplanes. So I decided to begin reading the very best biographies I could find.
I began collecting great biographies of some of history’s most fascinating people: famous explorers, scientists, sports figures and other interesting personalities. But I quickly focused on a single genre which has consumed the last five years of my life: presidential biographies.
In 2012 I began reading and reviewing each of the best presidential biographies I could find, beginning with George Washington. My journey through the best presidential biographies is being documented at www.bestpresidentialbios.com.
I’m 200+ biographies into that adventure and will be finished by Presidents’ Day 2019. Then I will begin reading and reviewing the very best biographies I can find of everyone else… beginning with Ron Chernow’s “Alexander Hamilton”!