*My 2023 Road Map*

Since I completed a 240-book journey through the best presidential biographies in 2019, I’ve been reading biographies on a wider array of people.  My reading plan for 2023 is highlighted below.

Blue titles indicate Pulitzer Prize WINNERS.  Blue italicized titles indicate Pulitzer Prize finalists. Orange indicates a new or recent release.

Norman Rockwell American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell (2013) by Deborah Solomon REVIEW
(4½ stars)
Wm Randolph Hearst The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst (2000) by David Nasaw REVIEW
(4 stars)
Joe McCarthy A Conspiracy So Immense: The World of Joe McCarthy (1983) by David Oshinsky REVIEW
(4 stars)
Abraham Lincoln(*) And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle (2022) by Jon Meacham REVIEW
Jefferson, Madison, Monroe(*) The Jeffersonians: The Visionary Presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe (2022) by Kevin Gutzman REVIEW
Louisa Adams Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams (2016) by Louisa Thomas NOW READING
Edith Wilson Untold Power: The Fascinating Rise and Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson (2023) by Rebecca Boggs Roberts Release: Mar 7
Bobby Kennedy Robert Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon (2016) by Larry Tye
Gerald Ford(*) An Ordinary Man: The Surprising Life and Historic Presidency of Gerald Ford (2023) by Richard Norton Smith Release: Apr 11
Candido Rondon Into the Amazon: The Life of Candido Rondon (2023) by Larry Rohter Release: Apr 25
LBJ (*) Lyndon Baines Johnson (2023) by Robert Dallek Release: May 1
MLK, Jr. King: A Life (2023) by Jonathan Eig Release: May 16
James Garfield(*) President Garfield: From Radical to Unifier (2023) by Charles Goodyear Release: July 4
Jaqueline Kennedy Jackie: Public, Private, Secret (2023) by J. Randy Tarabarrelli Release: July 18
Harry Truman(*) The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man (2022) by Jeffrey Frank

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

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