Brooklyn Bugle Book Club: Brooklyn Heights Resident Ron Chernow Wins Pulitzer for Washington Biography

April 21, 2011

Ron Chernow, Heights resident and biographer of several important historical figures, including Alexander Hamilton, J.P. Morgan, and John D. Rockefeller, has been awarded the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for biography for his Washington: A Life.

New York Times: No American is so revered as George Washington, yet Mr. Chernow, 62, was troubled that “in recent years people had an image of Washington as wooden, bland and boring,” far from the “passionate, complex and sensitive man — dynamic and commanding and charismatic,” whose contemporaries viewed him as an authentic hero, the author said Monday.

Have you read Washington: A Life? Discuss it here!

[via Brooklyn Heights Blog]

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