American Notes: Dec 2, 1985

WHITE HOUSE The President's Boswell

It is a historian's dream: virtually unlimited access to the day-to-day activities of a sitting President to prepare the leader's definitive biography. The news last week was that Author Edmund Morris, 45, who won a 1980 Pulitzer Prize for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, will have the privilege of being Ronald Reagan's shadow for the rest of his term. In the past three weeks, Morris has attended White House conferences, interviewed Reagan and several of his aides and even accompanied the President to Geneva aboard Air Force One.

For all that, Morris was a somewhat reluctant...

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