Tag: Morris, Edmund (1940- )

An Inventor’s Life That Was Incandescent Any Way You Look at It

EDISONBy Edmund Morris Edmund Morris died this past May of a stroke at the age of 78, having written the final sentence of “Edison” several months before. Composing in longhand and obsessed with the craft of writing — he considered 300 well-chosen words a day to be his productive limit — Morris was known for […]

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Edmund Morris, Reagan Biographer Who Upset Conventions, Dies at 78

Edmund Morris, who wrote an acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt but is best known for his life of Ronald Reagan, in which the author inserted himself as a fictional narrator, a device that baffled and angered some historians, died on Friday in Danbury, Conn. He was 78. His death, at a hospital following a stroke […]

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