Ron Chernow


Ron Chernow has been hailed as “one of the pre-eminent biographers of his generation” (The St. Louis Post-Dispatch) and “America’s best business biographer” (Fortune magazine). The House of Morgan won the National Book Award as the best nonfiction book of 1990 and is considered a modern classic, while The Warburgs won the prestigious George S. Eccles Prize for the best business book of 1993 and was cited by the American Library Association as one of the year’s ten best works. Mr. Chernow’s biographies of John D. Rockefeller (Titan, 1998), Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton, 2004) and George Washington (Washington: A Life, 2010) have all been met with tremendous praise and numerous awards. Titan and Alexander Hamilton both received nominations for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Washington was honored with the Pulitzer Prize in Biography, and also earned Mr. Chernow the American History Book Prize for the best book about American history published in 2010, endowing him with the honorary title of American Historian Laureate. Mr. Chernow, the recipient of six honorary doctorates, recently served as president of PEN American Center and sat on the executive board of the Society of American Historians.

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