Once I complete my six-year Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies in early 2019 I will begin reading and reviewing the very best biographies of anyone. This site will document that adventure!
Here’s my current road-map for the first part of the journey (last updated March 10, 2018):
Blue titles indicate Pulitzer Prize WINNERS. Blue italicized titles indicate Pulitzer Prize finalists.
|Alexander Hamilton||Alexander Hamilton (2004) by Ron Chernow||Mar 1, 2019|
|Henry Ward Beecher||The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher (2006) by Debby Applegate||Mar 15|
|Ulysses S. Grant (*)||American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant (2106) by Ronald C. White, Jr.||Mar 24|
|Henry Clay||Henry Clay: A Statesman for the Union (1991) by Robert Remini||April 7|
|Steve Jobs||Steve Jobs (2011) by Walter Isaacson||April 21|
|John Quincy Adams (*)||John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit (2016) by James Traub||May 3|
|Joseph P. Kennedy||The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (2012) by David Nasaw||May 15|
|Mozart||Mozart: A Life (1995) by Maynard Solomon||May 29|
|James Madison (*)||James Madison: A Life Reconsidered (2014) by Lynne Cheney||June 8|
|Robert Moses||The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974) by Robert Caro||June 20|
|Ben Franklin||The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000) by HW Brands||Jul 11|
|Thomas Jefferson (*)||Thomas Jefferson: A Life (1993) by Willard Sterne Randall||Jul 25|
|Meriwether Lewis||The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Explorer in the Wilderness (2011) by Clay Jenkinson||Aug 6|
|Einstein||Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007) by Walter Isaacson||Aug 15|
|FDR (*)||Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century (2015) by Alonzo Hamby||Aug 25|
|George Patton||Patton: A Genius for War (1995) by Carlo D’Este||Sept 3|
|Andrew Carnegie||Andrew Carnegie (2006) by David Nasaw||Sept 17|
|Herbert Hoover (*)||Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency (2016) by Charles Rappleye||Oct 1|
|JP Morgan||Morgan: American Financier (1999) by Jean Strouse||Oct 10|
|Charles Lindbergh||Lindbergh (1998) by A. Scott Berg||Oct 24|
|Ulysses S. Grant (*)||Grant (2017) by Ron Chernow||Nov 1|
|John D. Rockefeller, Sr.||Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1998) by Ron Chernow||Nov 16|
|George Custer||Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America (2015) by T. J. Stiles||Dec 1|
|George Washington (*)||Washington (1968 abridgment) by Douglas Southall Freeman||Dec 10|
|Robert Oppenheimer||American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005) by Kai Bird||Dec 28|
* Follow-up biography for my Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies.
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