My 2022 Road Map

Since I completed a 240-biography journey through the best presidential bios in 2019, I’ve been reading biographies on a wide range of subjects.  My reading plan for 2022 is highlighted below.

Blue titles indicate Pulitzer Prize WINNERS.  Blue italicized titles indicate Pulitzer Prize finalists. Orange indicates a new or recent release.
Updated August 11, 2022 (completed books are sorted by rating).

Robert Oppenheimer American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2005) by Kai Bird REVIEW
(4½ stars)
Henry Ford The People’s Tycoon: Henry Ford and the American Century by Steven Watts REVIEW
(4½ stars)
Salmon Chase Salmon P. Chase: Lincoln’s Vital Rival (2022) by Walter Stahr REVIEW
(4¼ stars)
Ernest Shackleton Shackleton: By Endurance We Conquer (2014) by Michael Smith REVIEW
(4 stars)
Simon Bolivar Bolívar: American Liberator (2013) by Marie Arana REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
JQA(*) The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics (2017) by William Cooper REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
Tip O’Neill Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century: A Biography (2001) by John Farrell REVIEW
(3¾ stars)
Sam Houston Sam Houston (2002) by James Haley REVIEW
(3½ stars)
Lou Henry Hoover A Woman of Adventure: The Life and Times of First Lady Lou Henry Hoover (2022) by Annette Dunlap REVIEW
(3¼ stars)
FDR(*) Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life (2017) by Robert Dallek REVIEW
(3¼ stars)
Lincoln(*) Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln (2014) by Richard Brookhiser REVIEW
(3 stars)
James Madison(*) The Fourth President: A Life of James Madison (1970) by Irving Brant  REVIEW
(3 stars)
Jefferson(*) The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007) by Kevin Hayes NOW READING
Tocqueville The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville (2022) by Olivier Zunz
John Wayne John Wayne: American (1995) by Randy Roberts
Andrew Jackson(*) The First Populist: The Defiant Life of Andrew Jackson (2022) by David S. Brown
Hitler Hitler: A Biography by Ian Kershaw
Wm Randolph Hearst The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst (2000) by David Nasaw

* Follow-up biography for my Journey Through the Best Presidential Biographies.

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