About the Author
Edmund Morris (May 27, 1940 – May 24, 2019) 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. Theodore Rex followed in 2001, and Colonel Roosevelt in 2010, so completing his three-volume life of Theodore Roosevelt. Morris was President Reagan’s authorized biographer and wrote the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. He is also the author of Beethoven: The Universal Composer (2005), and This Living Hand (2012), a collection of essays. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Harper’s. He lived in New York and Connecticut with his wife and fellow biographer Sylvia Jukes Morris.