Synopses & Reviews
Described by the Chicago Tribune
as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
An account of the making of Ernest Hemingwayand#39;s The Sun Also Rises, the larger-than-life people that inspired it, and the vast changes it wrought on the literary world
About the Author
Edmund Morris was born in Nairobi, Kenya, in 1940. He was schooled there, and studied music, history, and literature at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. After leaving Africa at the age of twenty-four, he worked for six years as an advertising copywriter in London and New York. He became a full-time writer in 1972. His first book, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, began life as a screenplay. It was published in 1979 and won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. In 1985, Morris was appointed the official biographer of President Ronald Reagan. The resultant work, Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan (1999), was and remains controversial because of its revolutionary narrative technique. Theodore Rex (2001), the second volume of Morris’s Roosevelt trilogy, won the Los Angeles Times Book Award for biography. Before completing his trilogy with Colonel Roosevelt, Morris published a short life of Beethoven. He lives in New York and Kent, Connecticut, with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris.