Edmund Morris is the author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award), Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan, and Theodore Rex (Los Angeles Times Book Prize). A pianist and private scholar of music, he has been studying Beethoven for a half century.
"Morris clearly admires his subject not only for the work but also
for his constant fight against the odds, and he has written an
ideal biography for the general reader."--Publishers Weekly
"Vivid...Morris deftly sorts his way through Beethoven's biography."--New York Times Book Review