* 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 April 15, 2019.

2019 Upcoming Releases:

Ridley Scott Ridley Scott: A Biography by Vincent LoBrutto Apr 22
Birch Bayh Birch Bayh: Making a Difference by Robert Blaemire May 1
George Mason George Mason: The Founding Father Who Gave Us the Bill of Rights 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
Mickey Mantle Mantle: The Best There Ever Was by Tony Castro May 22
Oliver Wendell Holmes Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law and Ideas by Stephen Budiansky May 28
John Nicolay John George Nicolay: The Man in Lincoln’s Shadow by Allen Carden June 1
Thomas Berry Thomas Berry: A Biography by Mary Evelyn Tucker June 4
Joe Frazier Smokin’ Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier by Mark Kram Jr. June 4
Stan Lee The Stan Lee Story XXL by Roy Thomas June 6
Fidel Castro Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary by Jonathan Hansen June 18
Charles V Emperor: A New Life of Charles V by Geoffrey Parker June 25
Tchaikovsky Tchaikovsky: The Man Revealed by John Suchet July 2
George Marshall George Marshall: Defender of the Republic by David Roll July 9
JFK Jr. America’s Reluctant Price: The Life of John F. Kennedy Jr. by Steven Gillon July 9
Madame Tussaud Madame Tussaud: Her Life and Legacy by Geri Walton Aug 2
Charlemagne King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne by Janet Nelson Aug 6
PT Barnum Barnum: An American Life by Robert Wilson Aug 6
Prince Albert Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy by A.N. Wilson Aug 6
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon by Greg Laurie Aug 20
David Ben-Gurion A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion by Tom Segev Aug 27
Thomas Edison Edison by Edmund Morris Oct 22

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

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14 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.

  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.

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