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Edmund Morris (1) (1940–2019)

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Arthur Edmund Morris was born in Nairobi, Kenya on May 27, 1940. He studied literature, art, and music at Rhodes University in South Africa before leaving in 1961. He worked in the advertising department of a men's clothing store in South Africa and as an advertising copywriter in London before mostra'n més immigrating to the United States in 1968. He won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1980 for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. His other books included Theodore Rex, Beethoven: The Universal Composer, Colonel Roosevelt, and Edison. He was best known for Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan, where he inserted himself as a fictional narrator. He also wrote about travel and the arts for numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Harper's Magazine. He died after a stroke on May 24, 2019 at the age of 78. (Bowker Author Biography) Edmund Morris was born in Kenya and educated at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. He immigrated to the United States in 1968. In 1985 he was appointed Ronald Reagan's authorized biographer. He lives in New York and Washington, D.C., with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris. (Publisher Provided) mostra'n menys


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This is the second book in Morris' trilogy on Roosevelt's life. I read the first, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, a few years ago and rated it 4.5 stars. This one didn't reach that height for me. The impressive research, attention to detail, and smooth writing are all the same, but as this volume dealt with Roosevelt's time as President, there was a lot of information I couldn't keep straight about various bills, Executive Orders, politicians, etc. Still, Morris paints a vivid portrait of T.R. as a transformative figure not only for his party but for the nation. And I very much enjoyed the glimpses into his private life and family.

I look forward to reading the final volume, following T.R. post-Presidential years, later this year.

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katiekrug | Hi ha 38 ressenyes més | Feb 8, 2024 |
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Just too much technical information for me to enjoy the story
cfulton20 | Hi ha 10 ressenyes més | Nov 13, 2023 |
Very good introduction to the life of our 26th president. This first volume of three will take you right up to the point of the death of William McKinley.
everettroberts | Hi ha 47 ressenyes més | Oct 20, 2023 |
After reading Morris' excellent biography of Theodore Roosevelt [b:Theodore Rex|40923|Theodore Rex|Edmund Morris||210239], I was so excited to read this biography of one of my favorite people. What a let down! This was a piece of garbage. This guy, Morris had as much access to Reagan as a writer could get, and could have written something great, but instead he wrote a bunch of garbage not even worth the paper it's printed on. If I could rate this zero stars, I would. I couldn't finish this garbage. What a waste!… (més)
MickeyMole | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Oct 2, 2023 |



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