Edmund Morris is a Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award winning author of presidential biographies. His most famous work, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, was the first in a trilogy. Morris became President Ronald Reagan's official biographer during his presidency where Morris was given “fly-on-the-wall” privileges that let him interact with the President, the First Lady, and many others in Reagan’s administration. President Reagan declined to have any editorial control on the final work. Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan was released by Morris as an unconventional biography in 1999 by Random House and rose to number two on the New York Times Best Seller list.