I’m an investment banker, private pilot and avid fan of American history. I also enjoy Thai food, camping and anything containing chocolate. And somehow I’ve ended up with a flower farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains…
About twenty years ago I began traveling overseas frequently and found myself with countless unproductive hours on long-haul flights. To fill the time I read everything by Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum. Then I turned to great biographies.
I started searching for the best books covering history’s most fascinating people: famous explorers, entertainers, sports figures and other colorful personalities. But I quickly focused on a genre which consumed almost seven years of my life: presidential biographies.
In 2012, I began reading the 240 best presidential biographies I could find, starting with George Washington. For the past ten years that journey has been documented at www.bestpresidentialbios.com.
I finished the first round of that adventure February 2019 – after 2,243 days and 123,000 pages. Now I’ve branched out and started reading the very best biographies of anyone…