So I finished Merlo J. Pusey’s two-volume biography of Charles Evans Hughes. It’s quite excellent and was based on extensive interviews that the author did with Hughes before he died. What a life! I think there is room for another biography given that this one is fifty years old, but there is a lot less room than I thought before I read this one.
Now I’m working on a book about Gouverneur Morris, the author of the Constitution’s Preamble, notorious womanizer, and man with a peg leg. Fascinating stuff, though he did die in an especially gruesome way. (If you want to learn how, go look at his Wikipedia page.)