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Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edmund Morris
0375756787
November 2001
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Keeping the same narrator who was used for Morris's THEODORE REX (the book describing Roosevelt's years as president) helps fans maintain continuity. TR was a complex and contradictory genius of a man not easily understood in today's more politically correct atmosphere. Reader Harry Chase helps this process by bringing out the compassion and "enthusiastic rambunctiousness" that mere words or photos can never quite get across. Theodore Roosevelt was a bellicose man who won a Nobel Peace Prize, a great nature conservationist who loved to hunt, a bull moose of a man who liked nothing better than to get down on his hands and knees to play with his children. All of this is brought adroitly alive by Chase's marvelous reading. In many ways more interesting and informative as to the makeup of this amazing man than even THEODORE...


Theodore Roosevelt
Henry Pringle
0156028026
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Time Magazine
Through biographer Pringle, you hear Roosevelt. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Pringle’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography not only chronicles the incidents that shaped Roosevelt’s career but also offers insight into the character and mind of this colorful american president. Index.


The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Candice Millard
0385507968
October 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In a gripping account, Millard focuses on an episode in Teddy Roosevelt's search for adventure that nearly came to a disastrous end. A year after Roosevelt lost a third-party bid for the White House in 1912, he decided to chase away his blues by accepting an invitation for a South American trip that quickly evolved into an ill-prepared journey down an unexplored tributary of the Amazon known as the River of Doubt. The small group, including T.R.'s son Kermit, was hampered by the failure to pack enough supplies and the absence of canoes sturdy enough for the river's rapids. An injury Roosevelt sustained became infected with flesh-eating bacteria and left the ex-president so weak that, at his lowest moment, he told Kermit to leave him to die in the rainforest. Millard, a former staff writer for National Geographic, nails the...



Theodore Roosevelt an Intimate Biography
William Roscoe Thayer
0766196615
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
1919. A biography of the 26th President written by Thayer who had known, and corresponded, with Roosevelt over a forty-year period. Contents: Origins and Youth; Breaking into Politics; At the First Crossroads; Nature the Healer; Back to the East and Literature; Applying Morals to Politics; The Rough Rider; Governor of New York-Vice President; President; The World Which Roosevelt Confronted; Roosevelt's Foreign Policy; The Great Crusade at Home; The Two Roosevelts; The President and the Kaiser; Roosevelt and Congress; The Square Deal in Action; Roosevelt at Home; Hits and Misses; Choosing His Successor; World Honors; Which Was the Republican Party?; The Two Conventions; The Brazilian Ordeal; Prometheus Bound; and Prometheus Unbound. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.


Theodore Roosevelt: The Adventurous President (TFK Biographies Series)
Editors of TIME for Kids
0060576049
January 2005
Paperback
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School Library Journal
"These beginning biograpahies have simple texts…beautifully arranged spreads…crisp full-color and black-and-white photographs."

School Library Journal
"These beginning biographies have simple texts set upon beautifully arranged spreads with crisp full-color and black-and-white photographs. … "

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Theodore Roosevelt
Henry F. Pringle
1419159763
May 2005
Paperback
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Time Magazine
Through biographer Pringle, you hear Roosevelt. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Pringle’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography not only chronicles the incidents that shaped Roosevelt’s career but also offers insight into the character and mind of this colorful american president. Index.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey
Candice Millard
0739323032
October 2005
Compact Disc
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From Publishers Weekly
Ferrone's gravelly, stentorian, hushed voice sounds downright presidential in reading the story of this little-known event from ex-Commander-in-Chief Theodore Roosevelt's postpolitical life. After losing his third-party run for the 1912 presidential election, Roosevelt agreed to accompany a Brazilian explorer on a trip along the Amazon, hoping to map the river's uncharted path. Expecting an uneventful trip, Roosevelt and his party barely managed to escape with their lives. Ferrone adopts a strange tone when providing Roosevelt's voice, attempting to echo his famously brusque boom and sounding oddly strangled in the process. His reading is on steadier ground in conveying the sweep of Millard's prose, uniting the personal drama of the Roosevelt family with the naturalist investigations of the voyage. Ferrone...


Theodore Roosevelt
Steve Potts
156065452X
Aug 1996
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
A brief biography of the twenty-sixth president of the United States.


Theodore Rex
Edmund Morris
0812966007
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
In this lively biography, Edmund Morris returns to the gifted, energetic, and thoroughly controversial man whom the novelist Henry James called "King Theodore." In his two terms as president of the United States, Roosevelt forged an American empire, and he behaved as if it was his destiny. In this sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Morris charts Roosevelt's accomplishments: the acquisition of the Panama Canal and the Philippines, the creation of national parks and monuments, and more. "Collaring Capital and Labor in either hand," Morris writes, Roosevelt made few friends, but he usually got what he wanted--and earned an enduring place in history.

Morris combines a fine command of the era's big issues with an appreciation for the daily minutiae involved in governing a nation....



When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House
Patricia O'Toole
0684864770
March 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
Chronicles of the post-presidential years of America's chief executives aren't generally scintillating reads. With a few exceptions--Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover come to mind--the period after presidents vacate the White House tends to be abbreviated, idle, and a little sad. Patricia O'Toole's absorbing account of Theodore Roosevelt's final decade carries some of this pathos, but she also vividly captures the spark and sometimes reckless vigor of the most vibrant of presidents. Possessed of an irrepressible self-confidence and insatiable appetite for power, Roosevelt made an unconvincing show of stepping out of the spotlight when he declined to seek reelection in 1909, bequeathing the presidency to loyal foot soldier William Howard Taft. Over the course of Taft's one rather lackluster term, Roosevelt embarked on an...


Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Faimly, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
David McCullough
0743217381
June 2001
Hardcover
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Review
John Leonard The New York Times We have no better social historian. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography. Now with a new introduction by the author, Mornings on Horseback is reprinted as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition.Mornings on Horseback is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household (and...


Theodore Roosevelt: Presidents and Patriots of Our Country (History Maker Series)
Gwenyth Swain
0760740364
July 2004
Paperback
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Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
David McCullough
0671447548
May 1982
Paperback
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Review
Denver PostA fine account of Roosevelt's rise to manhood, well written and, like its subject, full of irrepressible vitality.
Detroit NewsThis is a marvelous chronicle of manners and morals, love and duty, and as captivating as anything you will find between book covers in a long while.
John LeonardThe New York TimesWe have no better social historian.

Review
John Leonard The New York Times We have no better social historian.

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The Folly of Empire: What George W. Bush Could Learn from Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson
John B. Judis
0641694393

Hardcover
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