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Ron Chernow


Ron Chernow

Ron Chernow’s bestselling books include THE HOUSE OF MORGAN, winner of the National Book Award; THE WARBURGS, which won the George S. Eccles Prize; THE DEATH OF THE BANKER; TITAN: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award; WASHINGTON: A Life, which received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography; and ALEXANDER HAMILTON, nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and adapted into the award-winning Broadway musical "Hamilton." Chernow has served as president of PEN American Center, has received six honorary doctoral degrees, and was awarded the 2015 National Humanities Medal. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ron Chernow

Books by Ron Chernow

by Ron Chernow - Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics

Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman, or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War. But these stereotypes don't come close to capturing him, as Ron Chernow shows in his biography, the first to provide a complete understanding of the general and president whose fortunes rose and fell with dizzying speed and frequency.

written by Ron Chernow, read by Edward Herrmann - Biography, History, Nonfiction

In WASHINGTON: A Life, celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one-volume life of Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America’s first president.