→ 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 May 2019) including estimated dates of completion.

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 May
Joseph P. Kennedy The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (2012) by David Nasaw May
Mozart Mozart: A Life (1995) by Maynard Solomon June
James Madison (*) James Madison: A Life Reconsidered (2014) by Lynne Cheney June
Robert Moses The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (1974) by Robert Caro June
Ben Franklin The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin (2000) by HW Brands July
Thomas Jefferson (*) Thomas Jefferson: A Life (1993) by Willard Sterne Randall July
Meriwether Lewis The Character of Meriwether Lewis: Explorer in the Wilderness (2011) by Clay Jenkinson July
Einstein Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007) by Walter Isaacson Aug
FDR (*) Man of Destiny: FDR and the Making of the American Century (2015) by Alonzo Hamby Aug
George Patton Patton: A Genius for War (1995) by Carlo D’Este Aug
Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie (2006) by David Nasaw Sept
Herbert Hoover (*) Herbert Hoover in the White House: The Ordeal of the Presidency (2016) by Charles Rappleye Sept
JP Morgan Morgan: American Financier (1999) by Jean Strouse Oct
Charles Lindbergh Lindbergh (1998) by A. Scott Berg Oct
Ulysses S. Grant (*) Grant (2017) by Ron Chernow Oct
John D. Rockefeller, Sr. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1998) by Ron Chernow Nov
George Custer Custer’s Trials: A Life on the Frontier of a New America (2015) by T. J. Stiles Nov
George Washington (*) Washington (1968 abridgment) by Douglas Southall Freeman Dec
Robert Oppenheimer American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005) by Kai Bird Dec
Winston Churchill Churchill: Walking with Destiny (2018) by Andrew Roberts Dec

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

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