Roger Morris (American writer)
|This biographical article relies on references to primary sources. (December 2010)|
Roger Morris earned his doctorate in government from Harvard University. He entered government service in 1966 as an aide to former United States Secretary of State Dean Acheson. He first joined the National Security Council staff under the administration of Democratic President Lyndon B. Johnson. When Republican Richard Nixon won the presidency in 1968, he appointed Henry Kissinger as his National Security Advisor, and Kissinger asked Morris to remain on the NSC staff as a senior staff member. However, Morris resigned in April 1970, when Nixon ordered the Cambodian Campaign.
Morris has served as a university lecturer, but is best known as a writer. He serves as a senior fellow of the Green Institute.
His major works include:
- Uncertain Greatness: Henry Kissinger and American Foreign Policy.
- The Devil's Butcher Shop: The New Mexico Prison Uprising, Franklin Watts, 1983.
- Haig: The General's Progress, Playboy Press, 1982, ISBN 0-87223-753-2. Covers the remarkable rise of Alexander Haig from boyhood to Secretary of State.
- Richard Milhous Nixon: The Rise of an American Politician, 1991.
- Partners in Power: The Clintons and Their America, Henry Holt, 1996, ISBN 0-89526-302-5. Detailed coverage of the rise of Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton.
- The Money and the Power: the Making of Las Vegas (with Sally Denton).
- Shadow of the Eagle, Alfred Knopf, 2006.
- The Rise and Rise of Robert Gates: The Gates Inheritance.
- The Rise and Rise of Robert Gates: The World That Made Bob.
- The Rise and Rise of Robert Gates: The Specialist.