The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt


  • Release: 2010-11-24
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 960 page
  • ISBN: 9780307777829
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD Although Theodore Rex fully recounts TR’s years in the White House (1901–1909), The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. That was on New Year’s Day, 1907, when TR, who had just won the Nobel Peace Prize, threw open the doors of the White House to the American people and shook 8,150 hands, more than any man before him. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended. One visitor remarked afterward, “You go to the White House, you shake hands with Roosevelt and hear him talk—and then you go home to wring the personality out of your clothes.” The rest of this book tells the story of TR’s irresistible rise to power. (He himself compared his trajectory to that of a rocket.) It is, in effect, the biography of seven men—a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician—who merged at age forty-two to become the youngest President in our history. Rarely has any public figure exercised such a charismatic hold on the popular imagination. Edith Wharton likened TR’s vitality to radium. H. G. Wells said that he was “a very symbol of the creative will in man.” Walter Lippmann characterized him simply as our only “lovable” chief executive. During the years 1858–1901, Theodore Roosevelt, the son of a wealthy Yankee father and a plantation-bred southern belle, transformed himself from a frail, asthmatic boy into a full-blooded man. Fresh out of Harvard, he simultaneously published a distinguished work of naval history and became the fist-swinging leader of a Republican insurgency in the New York State Assembly. He had a youthful romance as lyrical—and tragic—as any in Victorian fiction. He

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  • Release: 1902
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: UVA:X030341101
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The Rough Riders

The Rough Riders


  • Release: 2009-10
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 304 page
  • ISBN: 1116045486
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt


  • Release: 2014
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 365 page
  • ISBN: 9780345806116
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A single-volume selection of the 26th President's writings reflects his views on topics ranging from public policy and immigration to international politics and the environment. Original. 12,000 first printing.