The long-awaited biography of Woodrow Wilson by A. Scott Berg finally has a publication date. Wilson, which Putnam signed 10 years ago, will be released in September 2013. Berg is a Pulitzer Prize-winner with a string of bestsellers to his credit--including bios of Charles Lindbergh and Katharine Hepburn. He won the Pulitzer for his biography of Lindbergh; in 19878 he won a National Book Award for Max Perkins.
The publication of Wilson is being timed to the 100th anniversary of the President's inauguration and Penguin promised that the book will be "the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President." Ivan Held, president of Putnam, added that in the book "Wilson is transformed--almost magically--from historical figure to the living, breathing man."
For Wilson, Berg accessed material in the Wilson Archives, which ranges from diary entries to speeches to personal letters. And, in his research, Berg was given access to some material that Penguin said has"only recently been discovered."