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Blue titles indicate Pulitzer Prize WINNERS.  Blue italicized titles indicate Pulitzer Prize finalists. Orange indicates a recent release.
Updated March 22, 2021.

Henry Adams The Last American Aristocrat: The Brilliant Life and Improbable Education of Henry Adams (2020) by David S. Brown REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
F. Scott Fitzgerald Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1981) by Matthew Bruccoli REVIEW
(4½ stars)
JQA(*) John Quincy Adams: American Visionary (2014) by Fred Kaplan REVIEW
(3½ stars)
John Calhoun John C. Calhoun: American Portrait (1950) by Margaret Coit REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
John Steinbeck Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck (2020) by William Souder REVIEW
(3¼ stars)
Dwight Eisenhower(*) The Age of Eisenhower (2018) by William Hitchcock REVIEW
(3¾ 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)
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)
Malcolm X The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X (2020) by Les & Tamara Payne early Apr
Harry Truman(*) The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World (2017) by A.J. Baime mid Apr
Nancy Reagan The Triumph of Nancy Reagan (2021) by Karen Tumulty late Apr
Nicholas II & Alexandra Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty (1967) by Robert Massie mid May
James Madison(*) The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President (2017) by Noah Feldman late May
Frederick Douglass Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom (2018) by David Blight mid June
Jimmy Carter(*) The Outlier: The Unfinished Presidency of Jimmy Carter (2021) by Kai Bird early July
Ian Fleming The World is Not Enough: A Biography of Ian Fleming (2021) by Oliver Buckton 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
John Wayne John Wayne: American (1995) by Randy 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
Napoleon Napoleon: A Life (2014) by Andrew Roberts early Oct
Abraham Lincoln(*) Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln (2014) by Richard Brookhiser late Oct
Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville: A Life (2006) by Hugh Brogan early Nov
Sir Walter Raleigh Sir Walter Raleigh (2002) by Raleigh Trevelyan 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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