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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

4 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Edmund Morris

Praise for the rise ofTheodore Roosevelt    ?Magnificent . . . a sweeping narrative of the outward man and a shrewd examination of his character. . . . It is one of those rare works that is both definitive for the period it covers … see full wiki

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Author: Edmund Morris
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
4 reviews about The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
review by . May 12, 2013
As Theodore Roosevelt would have said it:
This is a supurb researched biography of one of the most colorful, revered presidents of the 20th century. For anyone who has unfortunately grown cynical and tired of the political and social cliched diatribe of today's political figures and political system, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt will change all that and bring forth a new appreciation for what man and woman can achieve in government when they have conviction, determination and plain old guts. What makes this book so appealing is that …
review by . March 18, 2007
This particular volume of Edmund Morris's two volume work, covers the life of Theodore Roosevelt from birth until he becomes president after assignation of William McKinley. I must admit to being one of those that found this biography to be very informative, easy to read, well organized and simply fun. I feel that Morris has given us a very clear view of the young Theodore and wonderful insight into just what went into the make up of this most interesting of presidents. The book is quite detailed …
review by . September 03, 2006
The book depicts a man who towered over the people and events of  his time. President Roosevelt was the youngest person to ever  occupy the White House at age 42. He was a naturalist, author,  rancher, soldier and politician.     The work provides a picture and the reception at the White House on 1-1-1907. The national wealth grew by over $5B/year over the two-term presidency of Roosevelt.    The former president had an irrational …
review by . October 25, 2005
It's hard to imagine a figure like the Theodore Roosevelt as presented by Edmund Morris popping up in a work of fiction. "Too farfetched," some editor would say, and with reason. Here you have wrapped in one skin a bona fide war hero, a writer of popular histories, a legislator, a cowboy, a police commissioner, a governor, and a navy assistant secretary who goes on to become the nation's youngest president.    TR, as he is called (never "Teddy" to his face unless you were related), …
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