« Saturday December 15, 2012 »
Start: 2:00 pm
Edmund Morris will sign copies of his new book This Living Hand. When multitalented Edmund Morris (who writes with equal virtuosity about Theodore Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan, Beethoven, and Thomas Edison) was a schoolboy in colonial Kenya, one of his teachers told him, "You have the most precious gift of all - originality." That quality is abundantly evident in this selection of essays. They cover forty years in the life of a maverick intellectual who can be, at whim, astonishingly provocative, self-mockingly funny, and richly anecdotal - as well as erudite, lyrical, and elegiac (the title essay is a poignant portrait of Reagan in cognitive decline).    "A splendid assemblage of significant work by one of our keenest observers. " - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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