OK for a quick intro to Beethoven Sep 10, 2009
I loved Morris's biography of President Reagan ("Dutch") almost as much as his first volume on Theodore Roosevelt, so I thought he mainly did politicians. I was pleasantly surprised. For its length and scope, this is an excellent biography, especially for non-musicians. (Professional musicians of course already have a vast library of Beethoven studies and would not be interested in this.) The writing is crisp, the necessary historical context is interesting in its own right.