Edmund Morris

Winner, 1980 National Book Awards

Edmund Morris was born and educated in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968.  In addition to his trilogy on the life of Theodore Roosevelt, he was President Reagan’s authorized biographer and published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Harper’s Magazine. Edmund Morris lives in New York and Washington with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris. (Penguin Random House)
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

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ISBN 9781400069651 Random House /

The first of a trilogy on the life of President Theodore Roosevelt, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. It is, in effect, the biography of seven men—a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician—who merged at age forty-two to become the youngest President in our history. More about this book >

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Edmund Morris

Edmund Morris was born and educated in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968.  In addition to his trilogy on the life of Theodore Roosevelt, he was President Reagan’s authorized biographer and published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Harper’s Magazine. Edmund Morris lives in New York and Washington with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris. (Penguin Random House)

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