* Recent Releases *

Notable recent releases are listed below. Links to third-party reviews and a publisher’s synopsis will be provided for selected biographies.
Last updated March 31, 2018.

Mark Twain The Life of Mark Twain: The Early Years (Vol 1) by Gary Scharnhorst Mar 30
Meriwether Lewis Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict Mar 28
Tiger Woods Tiger Woods by Jeff Benedict Mar 27 New Release Alert
Zbigniew Brzezinski Zbigniew Brzezinski: America’s Grand Strategist by Justin Vaisse Mar 26
Agatha Christie Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson Mar 6
Billy Graham A Prophet With Honor: The Billy Graham Story by William Martin Feb 20
Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan: A Biography by George Eaton Feb 20
John Marshall Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times by Joel Richard Paul Feb 20
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass: America’s Prophet by D H Dilbeck Feb 14
Princess Margaret Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts by Christopher Warwick Feb 6
Aaron Hernandez All-American Murder: The Rise and Fall of Aaron Hernandez by James Patterson Jan 29
Kirk Kerkorian The Gambler: How Penniless Dropout Kirk Kerkorian Became the Greatest Dealmaker in Capitalist History by William Rempel Jan 23
Henry III Henry III: The Great King England Never Knew It Had by Darren Baker Jan 1, 2018
Charles Darwin Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson Dec 12, 2017 3rd-party reviews
Masaji Ishikawa A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa Dec 1 3rd-party reviews
Laura Ingalls Wilder Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Nov 21 3rd-party reviews
Omar Bradley Omar Nelson Bradley: America’s GI General by Steven Ossad Nov 19
Claire L’Heureux-Dube Claire L’Heureux-Dube: A Life by Constance Backhouse Nov 11
Lenin Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen Nov 7 3rd-party reviews
Renoir Renoir: An Intimate Biography by Barbara White Nov 7 3rd-party reviews
Richard Henry Lee First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call for Independence by Harlow Unger Nov 7  3rd-party reviews
RFK Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews Oct 31 3rd-party reviews
George Michael Careless Whispers: The Life & Career of George Michael by Robert Steele Oct 19
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson Oct 17 New Release Alert
James Wright James Wright: A Life in Poetry by Jonathan Blunk Oct 17 3rd-party reviews
Arthur Vandenberg Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century by Hendrik Meijer Oct 16
Al Hirschfeld Al Hirschfeld: The Biography by Ellen Stern Oct 10
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian by Richard Aldous Oct 10 3rd-party reviews
Lou Reed Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis Oct 10
Khrushchev Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman Oct 5
Muhammad Ali Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig Oct 3 3rd-party reviews
Martin Luther Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas Oct 3
Harry Houdini Houdini: The Life and Times of the World’s Greatest Magician by Charlotte Montague Sept 26
Gandhi Gandhi: An Illustrated Biography by Pramod Kapoor Sept 19
Stan Lee Stan Lee: The Man Behind Marvel by Bob Batchelor Sept 15
George Romney George Romney: An American Life by Patrick Foster Sept 15
David Bowie David Bowie: A Life by Dylan Jones Sept 12 3rd-party reviews
Gorbachev Gorbachev: His Life and Times by William Taubman Sept 7 3rd-party reviews
Newt Gingrich Citizen Newt: The Making of a Reagan Conservative by Craig Shirley Aug 29
Al Green Soul Survivor: A Biography of Al Green by Jimmy McDonough Aug 29
Winston Churchill Churchill the Young Warrior by John Harte Aug 22
Edwin Stanton Stanton: Lincoln’s War Secretary by Walter Stahr Aug 8 3rd-party reviews
Mozart Mozart: The Man Revealed by John Suchet Aug 8
Hannibal Hannibal by Patrick Hunt Jul 11
Jane Austen Jane Austen at Home: A Biography by Lucy Worsley Jul 11
Isaac Newton Priest of Nature: The Religious Worlds of Isaac Newton by Rob Lliffe Jul 10
Thoreau Henry David Thoreau: A Life by Laura Dassow Walls Jul 7 3rd-party reviews
Martin Luther Martin Luther: Rebel in an Age of Upheaval by Heinz Schilling Jul 1
Washington Roebling Chief Engineer: Washington Roebling, the Man Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge by Erica Wagner Jun 27
Barack Obama Obama: The Call of History by Peter Baker Jun 27 3rd-party reviews
Toscanini Toscanini: Musician of Conscience by Harvey Sachs Jun 27 3rd-party reviews
Marlene Dietrich Marlene Dietrich: The Life by Maria Riva Jun 6
F. Scott Fitzgerald Paradise Lost: A Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald by David Brown May 22
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway: A Biography by Mary Dearborn May 16 3rd-party reviews
Otis Redding Otis Redding: An Unfinished Life by Jonathan Gould May 16
Goethe Goethe: Life as a Work of Art by Rüdiger Safranski May 16
Joe DiMaggio Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero by Rock Positano May 9
Wm F Buckley Jr A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr. by Alvin Felzenberg May 2
Edward IV The Private Life of Edward IV by John Ashdown-Hill May 1
Henry VIII Henry VIII: The Son of Magna Carta by Matthew Lewis May 1
Hitler Hitler: The Man Behind the Monster by Michael Kerrigan May 1
Czeslaw Milosz Milosz: A Biography by Andrjez Franaszek Apr 24
Ernest Hemingway Hemingway’s Brain by Andrew Farah Apr 18
Robert Frost Life of Robert Frost by Henry Hart Apr 17
Prince Charles Prince Charles: Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life by Sally Bedell Smith Apr 4
Casey Stengel Casey Stengel: Baseball’s Greatest Character by Marty Appel Mar 28
Leonardo da Vinci
Becoming Leonardo: An Exploded View of the Life of Leonardo da Vinci by Mike Lankford Mar 28
Leo Durocher Leo Durocher: Baseball’s Prodigal Son by Paul Dickson Mar 21
Elvis Presley Being Elvis: A Lonely Life by Ray Connolly Mar 21
Dean Acheson
Dean Acheson and the Obligations of Power by Michael Hopkins Mar 17
Charlton Heston Charlton Heston: Hollywood’s Last Icon by Marc Eliot Mar 14
Martin Luther Martin Luther: Renegade and Prophet by Lyndal Roper Mar 14
Yitzhak Rabin Yitzhak Rabin: Soldier, Leader, Statesman by Itamar Rabinovich Mar 5
Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy by David Cannadine Mar 1
Jonathan Swift Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel by John Stubbs Feb 28
Hermann Rorschach The Inkblots: Hermann Rorschach, His Iconic Test, and the Power of Seeing by Damion Searls Feb 21 Release Alert
William Faulkner William Faulker: A Life Through Novels by Andre Bleikasten Feb 13
Dean Smith Dean Smith: A Basketball Life by Jeff Davis Feb 7
Eva Peron Evita: The Life of Eva Peron by Jill Hedges Jan 30
Montaigne Montaigne: A Life by Philippe Desan Jan 24 Release Alert
Albert Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer: A Biography by Nils Ole Oermann Jan 24
Thoreau Expect Great Things: The Life and Search of Henry David Thoreau by Kevin Dann Jan 3 3rd-party reviews
Mario Cuomo Mario Cuomo: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man by William O’Shaughnessy Jan 2
Prince Prince: Purple Reign by Mick Wall Dec 27, 2016 Release Alert
David Bowie The Golden Years: David Bowie by Roger Griffin Dec 20 Release Alert
George Lucas George Lucas: A Life by Brian Jay Jones Dec 6 Release Alert
Rasputin Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs by Douglas Smith Nov 22 Release Alert
Queen Victoria Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire by Julia Baird Nov 22 Release Alert
Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography by Richard Sylla Nov 15 Release Alert
Freud Freud: In His Time and Ours by Elisabeth Roudinesco Nov 7 Release Alert
Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt: The War Years and After (1939-1962) (Volume 3) by Blanche Wiesen Cook Nov 1 Release Alert
Peter O’Toole Peter O’Toole: The Definitive Biography by Robert Sellers Nov 1 3rd-party reviews
Bach Bach: A Musical Biography by Peter Williams Oct 31 Release Alert
Brett Favre Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre by Jeff Pearlman Oct 25 Release Alert
Al Capone Al Capone: His Life, Legacy and Legend by Deirdre Bair Oct 25 Release Alert
Einstein Einstein’s Greatest Mistake: A Biography by David Bodanis Oct 18 Release Alert
Enrico Fermi The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age by Gino Segre Oct 18 Release Alert
Edith Wilson Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson by William Hazelgrove Oct 17 Release Alert
Alan Greenspan The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan by Sebastian Mallaby Oct 11 Release Alert
Ulysses Grant American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant by Ronald C. White, Jr. Oct 4 3rd-party reviews
Karl Marx Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion by Gareth Stedman Jones Oct 3 3rd-party reviews
Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair that Shaped a First Lady by Susan Quinn Sept 27 3rd-party reviews
Winston Churchill Hero of the Empire by Candice Millard Sept 20 3rd-party reviews
FDR & Missy LeHand The Gatekeeper: Missy LeHand, FDR and the Untold Story of the Partnership that Defined a Presidency by Kathryn Smith Sept 6 3rd-party reviews
Hitler Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich Sept 6  3rd-party reviews
FDR His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt by Joseph Lelyveld Sept 6
Robert Kennedy Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon by Larry Tye July 5
George W. Bush Bush by Jean Edward Smith July 5 3rd-party reviews

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3 thoughts on “* Recent Releases *”

  1. There is a new bio on John Marshall by Joel Richard Paul: Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times. I am not sure if it will supplant Baker or Smith though.

  2. For what it is worth:

    Andrew Roberts will be releasing a new bio on Winston Churchill in the US early next month. (The UK is already enjoying it.)


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