My 2020 Reviews

Blue titles indicate Pulitzer Prize WINNERS. Blue italicized titles indicate Pulitzer Prize finalists. Bold indicates a new release.

Thomas Jefferson(*) Thomas Jefferson: A Life (1993) by Willard Sterne Randall REVIEW
(3½ stars)
William Henry Seward Seward: Lincoln’s Indispensable Man (2012) by Walter Stahr REVIEW
(3½ stars)
Walt Disney Walt Disney: The Triumph of the American Imagination (2006) by Neal Gabler REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
FDR (*) Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century (2015) by Alonzo Hamby REVIEW
(3½ stars)
George Patton Patton: A Genius for War (1995) by Carlo D’Este REVIEW
(4 stars)
Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie (2006) by David Nasaw REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
Herbert Hoover(*) Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency (2016) by Charles Rappleye REVIEW
(4 stars)
JP Morgan Morgan: American Financier (1999) by Jean Strouse REVIEW
(3 stars)
James Monroe(*) James Monroe: A Life (2020) by Tim McGrath REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
Queen Victoria Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire (2016) by Julia Baird REVIEW
(4 stars)
Ulysses S. Grant(*) Grant (2017) by Ron Chernow REVIEW
(4½ stars)
Winston Churchill Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2018) by Andrew Roberts REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci (2017) by Walter Isaacson REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
John Tyler (*) President without a Party: The Life of John Tyler (2020) by Christopher Leahy REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
Sherman The Scourge of War: The Life of William Tecumseh Sherman (2020) by Brian Holden Reid REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
George Custer Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America (2015) by T.J. Stiles REVIEW
(4½ stars)
George Washington (*) Washington (1968 abridgment) by Douglas Southall Freeman REVIEW
(3 stars)
James A. Baker III The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III (2020) by Peter Baker REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
Jimmy Carter(*) His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life (2020) by Jonathan Alter REVIEW
(4½ stars)
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1998) by Ron Chernow REVIEW
(4¾ stars)
Mark Twain Mark Twain: A Life (2005) by Ron Powers REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
Abraham Lincoln(*) Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times (2020) by David Reynolds REVIEW
(N/R)
Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor (2020) by David Michaelis mid Dec

* Follow-up biography for my Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies

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