Doris Kearns Goodwin is casting about for a new project and may have settled on doing a Grant bio, according to the Atlantic. (Scroll down after clicking link.)
"What can this mean?" you ask. "The Grant market is glutted."
Think - who is her publisher? Simon & Schuster. Think - who is her editor? Grant author Michael Korda ... an executive who sponsored the publication of Jean Smith's failed book Grant before embarking on his own USG bio.
Simon & Schuster seems committed to the idea that Grant, the subject, is a million-selling blockbuster nonfiction project. They are struggling with the execution and have decided it's a matter of who not what. And so they will try again.
So it seems to me.