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Morris, Edmund

Overview
Works: 15 works in 97 publications in 5 languages and 7,253 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Dictionaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Study guides 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E757, B
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Most widely held works by Edmund Morris
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris ( Book )
39 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 4,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes Theodore Roosevelt's presidency as he faced the challenges of a new century in which the United States would become a world power, and discusses his accomplishments and failures, the enemies he made, and his family life
Beethoven : the universal composer by Edmund Morris ( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven was a genius so universal that his popularity, extraordinary even during his lifetime, has never ceased to grow. It now encircles the globe: Beethoven's most famous works are as beloved in Beijing as they are in Boston. Biographer Morris brings the composer to life as a man of astonishing complexity and overpowering intelligence. A gigantic, compulsively creative personality unable to tolerate constraints, he was not so much a social rebel as an astute manipulator of powerful and privileged aristocrats, at a time when their world was threatened by the rise of Napoleon. Struggling against progressive, incurable deafness (which he desperately tried to keep secret), he nonetheless produced towering masterpieces. Morris illuminates Beethoven's life, including his interactions with the women he privately lusted for but held at bay, and his work, whose grandeur and beauty were conceived "on the other side of silence."--From publisher description
Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris ( Recording )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer Prize winning author Edmund Morris chronicles Theodore Roosevelt's years in the White House, including his many crisis and achievements. Morris also explores Roosevelt's family life as well taking a look at Roosevelt's political critics
This living hand : and other essays by Edmund Morris ( Book )
3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wide-ranging collection of essays by a contemporary critic and historian traces four decades of writing and considers such diverse topics as Beethoven, Kilimanjaro, and Britain's Imperial War Museum
Beethoven the universal composer by Edmund Morris ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bashful with women and a stranger to romance, Beethoven was an abrasive, egotistical, and unsightly little man. Yet he was also a musical genius whose greatest works flowed from his deepest woes. His raging alcoholism and brooding psychosis seemed to stimulate not stifle his muse. But it wasn't until he lost the precious gift of hearing that he composed masterpieces whose grandeur and beauty tower above all others
Theodore Roosevelt ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses his home and family life, his military and political career, and his campaign for president as a third party candidate on the "Bull Moose" ticket
Reagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Ronald Reagan's life with commentary by contemporaries, historians and members of his family. Part 2 begins with the buildup of military spending which would eventually triple the national debt. To respond to the "Soviet threat" Reagan initiates the Strategic Defense Initiative while demonstrators clamor for a "nuclear freeze". He faces a personal crisis in the Iran "arms for hostages" deal even as he engineers summit meetings with Gorbachev seeking an end to the nuclear weapons threat. In the decisive year of 1989 after arms agreements are signed the Fall of the Berlin Wall is followed by the rapid fall of other Eastern European communist governments. Five years after leaving office Reagan announces he has Alzheimer's disease and drops from public view
Reagan ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of Ronald Reagan's life with commentary by contemporaries, historians and members of his family. Part 1 examines his childhood and youth, his motion picture career, his early marriages and marriage to Nancy Reagan, his entrance into politics and election as governor of California. The film continues with his failed bid for his party's nomination as its candidate for the presidential election of 1971, his election to the presidency in 1981, the assassination attempt, and concludes with his economic policy and defense spending buildup which put the nation in deep economic trouble
The universal composer by Edmund Morris ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pulitzer-prize winning biographer Edmund Morris interweaves the personal history of the world's most famous composer with an insightful exploration of the way Beethoven's life was reflected and embodied in his genius and his music
Auf den Spuren der Entdecker : Abenteurer - Forscher - Pioniere ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and French and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Adams (great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams) asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and technology. This autobiography provides an insightful exploration of the tumultuous age in which he lived
This living hand and other essays by Edmund Morris ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris ( Book )
3 editions published between 1979 and 2001 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of Theodore Roosevelt, covering the years 1858 to 1901, before he became the youngest President of the United States
Life portrait of Theodore Roosevelt ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses his home and family life, his military and political career, and his campaign for president as a third party candidate on the "Bull Moose" ticket
Dutch : a memoir of Ronald Reagan by Edmund Morris ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Ronald Reagan moved into the White House in 1981, one of his first literary guests was Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Theodore Roosevelt. Morris developed a fascination for the genial yet inscrutable President and, after Reagan's landslide reelection in 1984, put aside the second volume of his life of Roosevelt to become an observing eye and ear at the White House." "Thus began a long biographical pilgrimage to the heart of Ronald Reagan's mystery, beginning with his birth in 1911 in the depths of rural Illinois (where he is still remembered as "Dutch," the dreamy son of an alcoholic father and a fiercely religious mother) and progressing through the way stations of an amazingly varied career: young lifeguard (he saved seventy-seven lives), aspiring writer, ace sportscaster, film star, soldier, union leader, corporate spokesman, Governor, and President. Reagan granted Morris full access to his personal papers, including early autobiographical stories and a handwritten White House diary." "During thirteen years of obsessive archival research and interviews with Reagan and his family, friends, admirers and enemies (the book's enormous dramatis personae includes such varied characters as Mikhail Gorbachev, Michelangelo Antonioni, Elie Wiesel, Mario Savio, Francois Mitterrand, Grant Wood, and Zippy the Pinhead), Morris lived what amounted to a doppelganger life, studying the young "Dutch," the middle-aged Cold Warrior, and the septuagenarian Chief Executive with a closeness and dispassion, not to mention alternations of amusement, horror, and amazed respect, unmatched by any other presidential biographer."--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Morris, Arthur Edmund 1940-
إدموند موريس، 1940-
Languages
English (89)
Chinese (4)
Dutch (2)
French (1)
German (1)
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