* 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 February 10, 2019. 

2019 Upcoming Releases:

Ernie Banks Let’s Play Two: The Life and Times of Ernie Banks by Doug Wilson Feb 15
Vivien Leigh Dark Star: A Biography of Vivien Leigh by Alan Strachan Feb 28
Louis XIV Louis XIV: The Power and Glory by Josephine Wilkinson Mar 5
Amon Carter Amon Carter: A Lone Star Life by Brian Cervantez Mar 7
Eric Clapton Eric Clapton: A Life in Music by Marc Roberty Mar 15
William Proxmire Proxmire: Bulldog of the Senate by Jonathan Kasparek Mar 18
Mel Brooks Funny Man: Mel Brooks by Patrick McGilligan Mar 19
Yves Saint Laurent Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography by Laurence Benaim Mar 19
Sandra Day O’Connor First: Sandra Day O’Connor by Evan Thomas Mar 19
Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen: The Man and the Mask by Ivo de Figueiredo Mar 20
Buffalo Bill Buffalo Bill Cody, A Man of the West by Prentiss Ingraham Mar 21
John Roberts The Chief: The Life and Turbulent Times of Chief Justice John Roberts by Joan Biskupic Mar 26
Ernie Banks Let’s Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks by Ron Rapoport Mar 26
Barbara Bush The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty by Susan Page Apr 2
Jimmy Page Jimmy Page: The Definitive Biography by Chris Salewicz Apr 2
Chaucer Chaucer: A European Life by Marion Turner Apr 9
Mickey Mantle Mantle: The Best There Ever Was by Tony Castro Apr 12
John McCain Sr Admiral John S. McCain and the Triumph of Naval Air Power by William Trimble Apr 15
Ridley Scott Ridley Scott: A Biography by Vincent LoBrutto Apr 22
George Mason George Mason: Principled Patriot by William Hyland Jr. May 7
Richard Holbrooke Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century by George Packer May 7
Dr. Seuss Becoming Dr. Seuss: Theodore Giesel and the Making of an American Imagination by Brian Jay Jones May 7
Henry VI The Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI by Lauren Johnson May 7
Oliver Wendell Holmes Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law and Ideas by Stephen Budiansky May 28
Charles V Emperor: A New Life of Charles V by Geoffrey Parker June 25

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

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13 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!

  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.

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