Edmund Morris





Edmund Morris


Born
in Nairobi, Kenya
May 27, 1940

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Edmund Morris is a writer best known for his biographies of United States presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Morris received his early education in Kenya after which he attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before emigrating to the United States in 1968.
His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1980. After spending 14 years as President Reagan's authorized biogr
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Average rating: 4.12 · 82,505 ratings · 2,996 reviews · 13 distinct works · Similar authors
Theodore Rex

4.16 avg rating — 29,967 ratings — published 2001 — 24 editions
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

4.25 avg rating — 27,910 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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Colonel Roosevelt

4.10 avg rating — 12,715 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy

3.77 avg rating — 7,827 ratings — published 2010 — 3 editions
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Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald R...

3.49 avg rating — 1,764 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Beethoven: The Universal Co...

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This Living Hand: Essays, 1...

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The Rough Riders

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The Day of the Triffids

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Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Rex Colonel Roosevelt
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“Yet there was no doubt that Theodore Roosevelt was peculiarly qualified to be President of all the people. Few, if any Americans could match the breadth of his intellect and the strength of his character. A random survey of his achievements might show him mastering German, French, and the contrasted dialects of Harvard and Dakota Territory; assembling fossil skeletons with paleontological skill; fighting for an amateur boxing championship; transcribing birdsong into a private system of phonetics; chasing boat thieves with a star on his breast and Tolstoy in his pocket; founding a finance club, a stockmen's association, and a hunting-conservation society; reading some twenty thousand books and writing fifteen of his own; climbing the Matterhorn; promulgating a flying machine; and becoming a world authority on North American game mammals. If the sum of all these facets of experience added up to more than a geometric whole - implying excess construction somewhere, planes piling upon planes - then only he, presumably, could view the polygon entire.”
Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex

“In the tired hand of a dying man, Theodore Senior had written: "The 'Machine politicians' have shown their colors... I feel sorry for the country however as it shows the power of partisan politicians who think of nothing higher than their own interests, and I feel for your future. We cannot stand so corrupt a government for any great length of time.”
Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

“Norway...looked to Roosevelt "as funny a kingdom as was ever imagined outside of opera bouffe....It is much as if Vermont should offhand try the experiment of having a king.”
Edmund Morris, Colonel Roosevelt

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