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 with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris.
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 covers and
fascinating to read for sheer entertainment. There should be a
queue awaiting the next volume."
-W. A. Swanberg, The New York Times Book Review "Theodore Roosevelt, in this meticulously researched and beautifully written biography, has a claim on being the most interesting man ever to be President of this country."
-Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Spectacles glittering, teeth and temper flashing, high-pitched voice rasping and crackling, Roosevelt surges out of these pages with the force of a physical presence."
-The Atlantic Monthly "Morris's book is beautifully written as well as thoroughly scholarly-clearly a masterpiece of American biography. . . . Hundreds of thousands will soon be reading this book . . . and will look forward, as I do, to Morris's second volume."
-Kenneth S. Davis, Worcester Sunday Telegram