* Upcoming Releases *

Notable upcoming biographies are shown below.  (An exhaustive list focused just on U.S. Presidents can be found here.)
This list was updated October 14, 2019.

2019 Upcoming Releases:

Thomas Edison Edison by Edmund Morris Oct 22
Houdini The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini by Joe Posnanski Oct 22
Janis Joplin
Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren Oct 22
Marie-Antoinette: The Making of a French Queen by John Hardman Oct 29
Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone: The Authorized Biography (Vol 3) by Charles Moore Nov 12
Prince Charles King Charles: The Man, the Monarch, and the Future of Britain by Robert Jobson Nov 12
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren: In His Own Fashion by Alan Flusser Nov 12
Carrie Fisher
Carrie Fisher: A Life on the Edge by Sheila Weller Nov 12
Walter Ralegh
Walter Ralegh: Architect of Empire by Alan Gallay Nov 19
Horace Greeley
Horace Greeley: Print, Politics, and the Failure of American Nationhood by James Lundberg Nov 19
Richard III
Richard III: The Self-Made King by Michael Hicks Nov 26
Cartier family
The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire by Francesca Cartier Nov 26
Melania Trump
Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography by Kate Bennett Dec 3
Mary Ball Washington
Mary Ball Washington: The Untold Story of George Washington’s Mother by Craig Shirley Dec 3
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf: And the Women Who Shaped Her World by Gillian Gill Dec 3
Sidney Lumet
Sidney Lumet: A Life by Maura Spiegel Dec 10
Dante by John Took Jan 28, 2020
Josef Mengele
Mengele: Unmasking the “Angel of Death” by David Marwell Jan 28
Karl Lagerfeld
Kaiser Karll The Life of Karl Lagerfeld by Raphaella Bacque Feb 1
Calamity Jane Calamity: The Many Lives of Calamity Jane by Karen R. Jones Feb 4
George Orwell Becoming George Orwell by John Rodden Feb 4
Ben Franklin Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership by Edward Larson Feb 11
Dave Brubeck Dave Brubeck: A Life in Time by Philip Clark Feb 18
Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life by Alexander Norman Feb 25
Ernest Hemingway The Man Who Wasn’t There: A Life of Ernest Hemingway by Richard Bradford Mar 3
Louis XIV King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV by Philip Mansel Mar 23
Yogi Berra
Yogi: A Life by Jon Pessah Mar 24
Doris Duke
The Silver Swan: In Search of Doris Duke by Sallie Bingham Apr 7
Andy Warhol
Warhol by Blake Gopnik Apr 21
Henry Kissinger
The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World by Barry Gewen Apr 28
Joe McCarthy
Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy by Larry Tye May 5
James Baker III
The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III by Peter Baker May 12
Wm Wordsworth
William Wordsworth: A Life by Stephen Gill June 1
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine: Queen of France and England, Mother of Empires by Sara Cockerill June 1
Henry Longfellow
Cross of Snow: A Life of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Nicholas Basbanes June 2

This list is derived from information believed to be accurate; dates and titles are subject to change prior to publication.

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16 thoughts on “* Upcoming Releases *”

  1. Ronald Park said:

    William Taubman who did a biography of Khruschev in 2003 is coming out with a biography of Gorbachev in September.

    • Thanks for the tip – I recently added Taubman’s bio of Khrushchev to my “Related Reading” page on my sister website about presidential biographies. From what I gathered, that biography is excellent, so I can’t wait to see how he does with Gorbachev!

  2. Ronald Park said:

    David Levering Lewis is doing a biography of Wendell Willkie to be released on May 1, 2018.

  3. H.W. Brands is publishing a new book later this year (Nov 13th): Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants. Although not necessarily a biography, the author and subject matter may have some appeal.

    • I missed this one as well – given the topic / subject matter and the author this book could be incredibly compelling. Fingers crossed!

      • Gave up reading this one after about 50 pages. Its hard to get into a book when almost half of it is direct quotations. Im guessing this is how Brands is able to pump out books so fast.

  4. Ronald Park said:

    Andrew Roberts (author of Napoleon) will be releasing his massive Churchill biography in November.

  5. Redskullduggery said:

    Just curious, has anyone read anything by David Blight? If so, would you recommend him? I am thinking of getting his upcoming book on Frederick Douglass. (To give you a sense of the kind of biographical writing I like, I am a big fan of Robert Caro and Ron Chernow).

    • He’s no Chernow or Caro, but they are in an elite category. I read Race and Reunion many years ago and recall it being very good. It won the Bancroft Award. He is a well-respected scholar so I wouldn’t hesitate buying the Douglass bio. The other major bio of Douglass by Wm. McFeely was published in 1990.

  6. For anyone interested, C-SPAN broadcast a recent interview by Brian Lamb of Robert Moses’s biographer Robert Caro. [Also available as a podcast.] According to Mr. Lamb, it was their 8th one-hour interview.

  7. Very sad news concerning Edmund Morris:

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