Ron Chernow Wiki
Ron Chernow(Ronald Chernow) is an American writer, journalist, historian, and biographer. Chernow has written bestselling and award-winning biographies of historical figures from the world of business, finance, and American politics. He was born on March 3. 1949 in Brooklyn, New York City. He is 70 years old as of 2019. He was born to his father Israel (was the owner of a discount store and creator of a stock brokerage firm) and his mother Ruth(was a bookkeeper).
He won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2011 American History Book Prize for his 2010 book Washington: A Life. He is also the recipient of the National Book Award for Nonfiction for his 1990 book The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance.
Ron Chernow Wife
Ron is single as of 2019. He had married Valerie Stearn in 1979; who died in January 2006. She was an assistant professor of languages and social sciences at the New York City College of Technology.
Ron Chernow Hamilton Musical
His biographies of Alexander Hamilton 2004 and John D. Rockefeller 1998 were both nominated for National Book Critics Circle Awards, while the former served as the inspiration for the Hamilton musical, for which Chernow worked as a historical consultant. Another book, The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family, was honored with the 1993 George S. Eccles Prize for Excellence in Economic Writing. As a freelance journalist, The journalist has written over sixty articles in national publications.
Ron Chernow Education
Chernow was Class President and Valedictorian when he graduated in 1966 from Forest Hills High School in Queens NY. He graduated with honors from Yale University in 1970 and Pembroke College at Cambridge University with degrees in English literature. He started but did not finish a Ph.D. program.
The American native has received honorary degrees from Long Island University, Marymount Manhattan College, Hamilton College, Washington College, and Skidmore College.
Ron Chernow Net Worth
The American writer, journalist, historian and biographer who is the recipient of 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography and the 2011 American History Book Prize for his book, Washington: A Life. His net worth is still under research it will be updated as soon as possible. Hamilton: creator of sold-out musical earns $105,000 a week in royalties.
Ron Chernow Books
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Here some of his most popular books
- Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
- Alexander Hamilton
- The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
- Washington: A Life
- The Warburgs: The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
Ron Chernow Alexander Hamilton Book
“Alexander Hamilton” is a 2004 biography of American statesman Alexander Hamilton, written by historian and biographer Ron Chernow. Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, was an instrumental promoter of the U.S. Constitution, founder of the nation’s financial system, and its first Secretary of the Treasury.
The book, which was met with mostly positive acclaim, went on to win the inaugural George Washington Book Prize and was a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. In 2015, the book was adapted to the stage by playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda where it went on to win many accolades and awards.
Ron Chernow Grant Review
Ulysses S. Grant
In 2011, he signed a deal to write a comprehensive biography on Ulysses S. Grant. He explained his transition from writing about George Washington to Grant: “Makes some sense as progression. Towering general of Revolution to towering general of Civil War. Both two-term presidents, though with very different results.” Grant was released on October 10. 2017 and the biography strongly argues against conventional wisdom that Grant was an “…adequate president, a dull companion and a roaring drunk.” The book received overwhelmingly positive reviews and was named by The New York Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2017.
Ron Chernow Rockefeller
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
It was published in 1998 by Ron. The book was selected by Time and The New York Times as one of the year’s ten best books. Rockefeller was a prominent figure in American business. He was an industrialist, philanthropist, and the founder of the Standard Oil Company. The book reflected the author’s continued interest in financial history, especially when shaped by compelling and influential individuals. It remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for 16 weeks. Time called it “one of the great American biographies”.
Ron Chernow The House Of Morgan
It was Published to critical acclaim twenty years ago, and now considered a classic, it is the most ambitious history ever written about American finance. It is a rich, panoramic story of four generations of Morgans and the powerful, secretive firms they spawned, ones that would transform the modern financial world.
Tracing the trajectory of J. P. Morgan’s empire from its obscure beginnings in Victorian London to the financial crisis of 1987, acclaimed author Ron Chernow paints a fascinating portrait of the family’s private saga and the rarefied world of the American and British elite in which they moved—a world that such as Charles Lindbergh, Henry Ford, Franklin Roosevelt, Nancy Astor, and Winston Churchill.
A masterpiece of financial history—it was awarded the 1990 National Book Award for Nonfiction and selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 Best Nonfiction Books of the Twentieth Century—The House of Morgan is a compelling account of a remarkable institution and the men who ran it, and an essential book for understanding the money and power behind the major historical events of the last 150 years.
Ron Chernow Washington A Life
It is a 2010 biography of George Washington(the first President of the United States) written by the American historian and biographer. The book is a “one-volume, cradle-to-grave narrative” that attempts to provide a fresh portrait of Washington as “real, credible, and charismatic in the same way he was perceived by his contemporaries”.
Chernow, a former business journalist, was inspired to write the book while researching another biography on Washington’s long-time aide Alexander Hamilton. Washington: A Life took six years to complete and makes extensive use of archival evidence.
The book was released to wide acclaim from critics, several of whom called it the best biography of Washington ever written. In 2011, the book won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, as well as the New-York Historical Society’s American History Book Prize.
Ron Chernow Book Tour
Fall 2018 Paperback Tour Dates for Grant
Friday, October 5. 2018
University of Rochester
252 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester NY 14627
Thursday, October 11. 2018
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Monday, October 15, 2018
Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Christ Church Cathedral
1117 Texas Ave
Houston, TX 7702
Saturday, October 20. 2018
White Plains Library
100 Martine Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Fall Gala: RSVP required by October 10
Tuesday, October 23. 2018
The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Friday, October 26. 2018
Maryville University Auditorium
650 Maryville University Drive
St. Louis, MO 63141
Saturday, October 27. 2018
Chicago Tribune Literary Prize/Chicago Humanities Festival
220 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60604
New York City
Thursday, November 1. 2018
50 Vanderbilt Avenue
New York, NY 10017