Alexis Coe

Alexis Coe is one of the nation’s foremost presidential historians, a senior fellow at New America, and an award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of, most recently,You Never Forget Your First: A Biography of George of Washington. Her next book, Young Jack: A Biography of John F. Kennedy, 1917-1957, will be published in 2025, and her first book, Alice+Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis, received critical acclaim in 2014. Coe frequently appears on CNN, MSNBC, CBS, History, PBS, and many others, and has been featured in and published by most major publications, including the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Washington Post. In anticipation of America’s 250th in 2026, Coe asked “How Should a President Be” during a yearlong, 13-stop discussion tour across the country.