Ron Chernow is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of five previous books. His first, "The House of Morgan," won the National Book Award. His two most recent books, "Alexander Hamilton" and "Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.," were both nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography. "Washington: A Life" received the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography. Chernow lives in Brooklyn, New York.