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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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