Monday, February 21, 2011

Presidential Biographies

Presidents' lives have always been favorite subjects for biographers. David McCullough and Edmund Morris have written some of the best presidential biographies. MCullough won two Pulitizer Prizes for his biographies, Truman and John Adams. McCullough's next book will be about Americans living in Paris between the 1830s and the 1930s, and is due out this May. Edmund Morris, who won the Pulitzer for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, writes about Roosevelt's last decade in Colonel Roosevelt, which is on the list of recent biographies at APL.

Madison and Jefferson
Andrew Burstein, 2010

Washington: A Life
Ron Chernow, 2010

Colonel Roosevelt

Edmund Morris, 2010

Lyndon B. Johnson
Charles Peters, 2010

A Complicated Man: the Life of Bill Clinton as Told by those Who Know Him
Michael Takiff, 2010

Young Mr. Obama, Chicago and the Making of a Black President

Ted Mcclellan, 2010

No comments: