In all the fuss over the major snowstorm here, I nearly forgot to wish a Happy Launch Day to my colleague James McGrath Morris, whose biography of Pulitzer hit bookstores on February 9.
Know Pulitzer only because of the name of the prize? Well, then, this book’s for you. McGrath’s Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power
traces the epic story of this Jewish Hungarian immigrant’s rise through American politics and into journalism where he accumulated immense power and wealth, only to fall blind and become a lonely, tormented recluse wandering the globe.
I preordered mine from Amazon ages ago, but with the weather — and the post office officially closed since Friday — my book hasn’t made it here yet. But I’ll be attending Jamie’s book talk and signing at American University on February 16.
You can order Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power here, and James McGrath Morris’ homepage is right here.