→ My 2019 Road Map ←

Now that I’ve finished my six-year Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies I plan to tackle the best biographies of everyone else.
This is my projected road-map for the first year of the journey (updated October 14, 2019).

Blue titles indicate Pulitzer Prize WINNERS.  Blue italicized titles indicate Pulitzer Prize finalists.

Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton (2004) by Ron Chernow REVIEW (5 stars)
Henry Ward Beecher The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher (2006) by Debby Applegate REVIEW (3½ stars)
Ulysses S. Grant (*) American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant (2106) by Ronald C. White, Jr. REVIEW (4 stars)
Henry Clay Henry Clay: A Statesman for the Union (1991) by Robert Remini REVIEW (3¾ stars)
Steve Jobs Steve Jobs (2011) by Walter Isaacson REVIEW (4 stars)
John Quincy Adams (*) John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit (2016) by James Traub REVIEW (4¼ stars)
Joseph P. Kennedy The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (2012) by David Nasaw REVIEW (3¾ stars)
Mozart Mozart: A Life (1995) by Maynard Solomon REVIEW (2½ stars)
James Madison (*) James Madison: A Life Reconsidered (2014) by Lynne Cheney REVIEW (3¼ stars)
Robert Moses The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974) by Robert Caro REVIEW (4½ stars)
Ben Franklin The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000) by HW Brands REVIEW (3¾ stars)
Thomas Jefferson (*) Thomas Jefferson: A Life (1993) by Willard Sterne Randall [coming soon]
Meriwether Lewis The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Explorer in the Wilderness (2011) by Clay Jenkinson
Einstein Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007) by Walter Isaacson
FDR (*) Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century (2015) by Alonzo Hamby
George Patton Patton: A Genius for War (1995) by Carlo D’Este
Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie (2006) by David Nasaw
Herbert Hoover (*) Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency (2016) by Charles Rappleye
JP Morgan Morgan: American Financier (1999) by Jean Strouse
Charles Lindbergh Lindbergh (1998) by A. Scott Berg
Ulysses S. Grant (*) Grant (2017) by Ron Chernow
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1998) by Ron Chernow
George Custer Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America (2015) by T. J. Stiles
George Washington (*) Washington (1968 abridgment) by Douglas Southall Freeman
Robert Oppenheimer American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005) by Kai Bird
Winston Churchill Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2018) by Andrew Roberts

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

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