* 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 July 26, 2019.

2019 Upcoming Releases:


PT Barnum Barnum: An American Life by Robert Wilson Aug 6
Johnny Cash Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon by Greg Laurie Aug 20
Simone de Beauvoir
Becoming Beauvoir: A Life by Kate Kirkpatrick Aug 22
Alexander the Great Alexander the Great: His Life and His Mysterious Death by Anthony Everitt Aug 27
David Ben-Gurion A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion by Tom Segev Aug 27
Prince Albert Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy by A.N. Wilson Sept 3
George Gershwin
Summertime: George Gershwin’s Life in Music by Richard Crawford Sept 3
Conde Nast
Conde Nast: The Man and His Empire – A Biography by Susan Ronald Sept 3
Thomas Paine Thomas Paine and the Clarion Call for Independence by Harlow Unger Sept 10
Susan Sontag Sontag: Her Life and Work by Benjamin Moser Sept 17
Charlemagne King and Emperor: A New Life of Charlemagne by Janet Nelson Sept 17
Earl Warren Earl Warren: A Life of Truth and Justice by D. J. Herda Sept 24
Hitler Hitler: A Global Biography by Brenda Simms Oct 1
Hitler Hitler by Peter Longerich Oct 1
Thomas Edison Edison by Edmund Morris Oct 22
Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher: Herself Alone: The Authorized Biography (Vol 3) by Charles Moore Oct 22
Janis Joplin
Janis: Her Life and Music by Holly George-Warren Oct 22
Ralph Lauren
Ralph Lauren: In His Own Fashion by Alan Flusser Oct 29
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
Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf: And the Women Who Shaped Her World by Gillian Gill Dec 3
Yogi Berra
Yogi: A Life by Jon Pessah Mar 24, 2020

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

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15 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.

  7. Very sad news concerning Edmund Morris:

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