* Upcoming Releases *

Notable upcoming biographies are shown below.  (A list of upcoming biographies of the U.S. presidents can be found here).
This list was updated September 19, 2017.  Most recent additions/changes noted in bold.

2017 Upcoming Releases:

Harry Houdini Houdini: The Life and Times of the World’s Greatest Magician by Charlotte Montague Sept 26
Martin Luther Martin Luther: The Man Who Rediscovered God and Changed the World by Eric Metaxas Oct 3
Muhammad Ali Ali: A Life by Jonathan Eig Oct 3
Khrushchev Khrushchev: The Man and His Era by William Taubman Oct 5
Al Hirschfeld Al Hirschfeld: The Biography by Ellen Stern Oct 10
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian by Richard Aldous Oct 10
Lou Reed Lou Reed: A Life by Anthony DeCurtis Oct 10
Arthur Vandenberg Arthur Vandenberg: The Man in the Middle of the American Century by Hendrik Meijer Oct 16
Renoir Renoir: An Intimate Biography by Barbara White Oct 17
James Wright James Wright: A Life in Poetry by Jonathan Blunk Oct 17
Leonardo da Vinci Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson Oct 17
George Michael Careless Whispers: The Life & Career of George Michael by Robert Steele Oct 19
Robert Kennedy Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit by Chris Matthews Oct 31
Richard Henry Lee First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call for Independence by Harlow Unger Nov 7
Lenin Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror by Victor Sebestyen Nov 7
Claire L’Heureux-Dube Claire L’Heureux-Dube: A Life by Constance Backhouse Nov 11
Omar Bradley Omar Nelson Bradley: America’s GI General by Steven Ossad Nov 19
Laura Ingalls Wilder Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser Nov 21
Charles Darwin Charles Darwin: Victorian Mythmaker by A. N. Wilson Dec 12
Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan: A Biography by George Eaton Jan 9, 2018
John Marshall Without Precedent: Chief Justice John Marshall and His Times by Joel Richard Paul Feb 20
Agatha Christie Agatha Christie: A Mysterious Life by Laura Thompson Mar 6
Francis I Francis I: The Maker of Modern France by Leonie Frieda Mar 8
Albert Gallatin Gallatin: The Financial Genius Who Saved the Republic by Gregory May Mar 12
Zbigniew Brzezinski Zbigniew Brzezinski: America’s Grand Strategist by Justin Vaisse Mar 19
Karl Marx A World to Win: The Life and Thought of Karl Marx by Sven-Eric Liedman Apr 17
Wendell Willkie The Improbable Wendell Willkie: The Businessman Who Saved the Republican Party and His Country by David Levering Lewis May 1

The list of upcoming biography releases is based on information believed to be accurate; dates and titles are subject to change prior to publication. Not every upcoming new release will end up as part of my list of best biographies of all time.

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4 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.

    • Thanks – I wanted to add Wendell Willkie to my “www.bestpresidentialbios.com” related-reading list but I seem to remember coming up short on compelling bios of him. I’ll keep my fingers crossed that Lewis’s biography is worth a read-

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