I’m a chemical engineer, an investment banker, a private pilot and an American 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 the most fascinating people I could find: 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 195 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”!