Books by Edmund Morris

THIS LIVING HAND by Edmund Morris
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"A splendid assemblage of significant work by one of our keenest observers. "
A sterling collection of essays from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 23, 2010

"Roosevelt never fails to fascinate, and Morris provides a highly readable, strong finish to his decades-long marathon."
With appropriate crescendo and coda, the concluding volume of the author's sweeping biography of Theodore Roosevelt, following The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979) and Theodore Rex (2001). Read full book review >
BEETHOVEN by Edmund Morris
Released: Oct. 4, 2005

"An astute introduction to the life of music's most Promethean composer, an embodied storm, a human cymbal crash."
Supreme talent facilitated Beethoven's staggering achievement, but it was his genius for transforming his peculiar torment into art that ensured masterpieces. Read full book review >
THEODORE REX by Edmund Morris
Released: Nov. 27, 2001

"A boosterish rendering of a potent head of state."
In a sequel to the Pulitzer-winning biography of Teddy Roosevelt's earlier years (The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, 1979), Morris celebrates his tenure in the Oval Office, lauding him as the most popular and energetic chief executive of the early modern era. Read full book review >
Released: March 30, 1979

"The real lesson, willy-nilly, is in seeing the fun he had being a great, boyish nuisance."
Everything that, in time, made TR an irresistible force the curiosity and concentration, the energy, the ardor, the dramatic flair vitalizes this hugely detailed, over-long (700 pp), and rather florid account of his life up to the presidency. Read full book review >