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Blue titles indicate Pulitzer Prize WINNERS.  Blue italicized titles indicate Pulitzer Prize finalists. Orange indicates a new or recent release.
Updated May 28, 2021 (completed books are ordered by rating).

F. Scott Fitzgerald Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1981) by Matthew Bruccoli REVIEW
(4½ stars)
Malcolm X The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (2020) by Les & Tamara Payne REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
John Calhoun John C. Calhoun: American Portrait (1950) by Margaret Coit REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
Tecumseh Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation (2020) by Peter Cozzens REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
Charles Lindbergh Lindbergh (1998) by A. Scott Berg REVIEW
(4 stars)
Nancy Reagan The Triumph of Nancy Reagan (2021) by Karen Tumulty REVIEW
(4 stars)
Henry Adams The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams (2020) by David S. Brown REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
Dwight Eisenhower(*) The Age of Eisenhower (2018) by William Hitchcock REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
Wm McKinley(*) President McKinley: Architect of the American Century (2017) by Robert Merry
REVIEW
(3½ stars)
Lady Bird Johnson Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight (2021) by Julia Sweig REVIEW
(3½ stars)
JQA(*) John Quincy Adams: American Visionary (2014) by Fred Kaplan REVIEW
(3½ stars)
John Steinbeck Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck (2020) by William Souder REVIEW
(3¼ stars)
Harry Truman(*) The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World (2017) by A.J. Baime REVIEW
(3 stars)
Nicholas II & Alexandra Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1967) by Robert Massie mid June
Jimmy Carter(*) The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter (2021) by Kai Bird late June
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2018) by David Blight mid July
John Hay All the Great Prizes: The Life of John Hay (2013) by John Taliaferro late July
JQA(*) The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams (2017) by William Cooper early Aug
Patrick Henry Patrick Henry: Champion of Liberty (2017) by John Kukla mid Aug
Napoleon Napoleon: A Life (2014) by Andrew Roberts late Aug
Thomas Jefferson(*) Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty (2017) by John Boles early Sept
George Marshall George Marshall: Defender of the Republic (2019) by David Roll late Sept
Abraham Lincoln(*) Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln (2014) by Richard Brookhiser early Oct
Oscar Wilde Oscar Wilde: A Life (2021) by Matthew Sturgis late Oct
Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life (2006) by Hugh Brogan early Nov
Salmon Chase Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival (2021) by Walter Stahr mid Nov
FDR(*) Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life (2017) by Robert Dallek
early Dec
Charles de Gaulle The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General de Gaulle (1996) by Charles Williams mid Dec
Sam Houston Sam Houston (2002) by James Haley late Dec

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

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