Edmund Morris, biographer extraordinaire and resident of Kent, Connecticut, has just published a book of essays which you will not want to miss. Morris is the author of the magisterial and definitive biography of Theodore Roosevelt ( The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, Colonel Roosevelt). The new book, titled This Living Hand: And Other Essays, ranges widely over topics of interest to Morris and us. They include Beethoven, Mount Kilimanjaro and Britain’s Imperial War Museum to name only a few. Make sure to try Morris if you have not already done so.