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Edmund Morris
Edmund Morris

Photo © 2001 Brian Lamb

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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. His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1980. After spending several years as President Reagan’s authorized biographer, he 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... Read More

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The Education of Henry Adams
An Autobiography
Written by Henry Adams
Introduction by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 11, 1999
Price: $15.00

"I cannot remember when I was not fascinated by Henry Adams,"said Gore Vidal. "He was remarkably prescient about the coming horrors."

His political ideals shaped by two presidential ancestors—great-grandfather John Adams and grandfather John Quincy Adams—Henry Adams was one of the most powerful and original minds to confront the American scene from... Read more >
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Colonel Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $18.00

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Colonel Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $35.00

Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain “Colonel Roosevelt,” he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. “If I see... Read more >

Colonel Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $13.99

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Dutch
A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 24, 2000
Price: $20.00

The only biography ever authorized by a sitting President--yet written with complete interpretive freedom--Dutch is as revolutionary in method as it is formidable in scholarship. Thirteen years of exhaustive research in the archives of Washington and Hollywood, and thousands of hours of interviews with the President and his family, friends, allies... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Dutch
A Memoir of Ronald Reagan
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook, 912 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $15.99

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Also available as an abridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook, 960 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Hardcover, 960 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 23, 2010
Price: $35.00

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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 960 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: November 20, 2001
Price: $18.00

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
Winner of the American Book Award



Praise for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

“Magnificent . . . a sweeping narrative of the outward man and a shrewd examination of his character. . . . It is one of those rare works that is both definitive for the period it... Read more >

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Theodore Rex

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 792 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 1, 2002
Price: $18.00

An American Library Association Notable Book

Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our... Read more >

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Theodore Rex

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Hardcover, 784 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 20, 2001
Price: $37.95

Paperback Available October, 2002

The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex is a sequel to Edmund Morris’s classic bestseller The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It begins by following the new President (still the youngest in American history) as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take his... Read more >

Theodore Rex

Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook, 792 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: November 24, 2010
Price: $11.99

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This Living Hand
And Other Essays
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 10, 2013
Price: $18.00

When the multitalented biographer Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, “You have the most precious gift of all—originality.” That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

This Living Hand
And Other Essays
Written by Edmund Morris


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $13.99

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The Rough Riders

Written by Theodore Roosevelt
Introduction by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 262 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 12, 1999
Price: $15.00

In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba... Read more >
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The Day of the Triffids

Written by John Wyndham
Introduction by Edmund Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 1, 2003
Price: $15.00

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