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Edmund Morris


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER – Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris presents a revelatory biography of Thomas Alva Edison, the prolific genius in American history. Known for his invention of the practical incandescent lamp, Edison’s life and achievements go far beyond that. With over 1,093 patented inventions, including advancements in recording technology and movies, Edison’s story is brought to life through extensive research and access to original documents. Morris debunks myths and presents a complex portrait of Edison as a creative yet often neglectful husband and father. A must-read biography that sheds new light on the legendary inventor.

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About the Author

Edmund Morris was born and educated in Kenya and attended college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968. His first book, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1980. Its sequel, Theodore Rex, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography in 2001. In between these two books, Morris became President Reagan’s authorized biographer and wrote the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan. He then completed his trilogy on the life of the twenty-sixth president with Colonel Roosevelt, also a bestseller, and has published Beethoven: The Universal Composer and This Living Hand and Other EssaysEdison is his final work of biography. He was married to fellow biographer Sylvia Jukes Morris for fifty-two years. Edmund Morris died in 2019.

Book Specifications

Title: Edison
Author: Edmund Morris
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Weight: 907g
Published Year: 2020
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 978-0812983210
Dimensions: 15.49 x 3.3 x 23.37 cm
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