The Rise Of Theodore Roosevelt

Autor: Edmund Morris
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 1400069653
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A hardcover re-release provides a Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning biography of Theodore Roosevelt that the Chicago Tribune called "a classic." By the author of Colonel Roosevelt.

Colonel Roosevelt

Autor: Edmund Morris
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0375757074
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Presents a chronicle of the last ten years of Theodore Roosevelt's life to cover his African safaris, return to public life, involvement with the Progressive movement, campaign for president in 1912, and various brushes with death.

Theodore Rex

Autor: Edmund Morris
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307777812
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Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman energy, charm, and political skills. He proceeded to combat the problems of race and labor relations and trust control while making the Panama Canal possible and winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But his most historic achievement remains his creation of a national conservation policy, and his monument millions of acres of protected parks and forest. Theodore Rex ends with TR leaving office, still only fifty years old, his future reputation secure as one of our greatest presidents. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

Autor: David A. Adler
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ISBN: 9780823429509
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Presents a portrait of the man who grew from a sickly child into a passionate conservationist, skilled outdoorsman, Nobel Peace Prize-winning mediator and one of the most colorful and energetic U.S. presidents in history.

Colonel Roosevelt

Autor: H. Paul Jeffers
Publisher: Wiley
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COLONEL ROOSEVELT Theodore Roosevelt Goes to War, 1897 - 1898 His celebrated charge up San Juan Hill made him an American icon—a roughshod, take-charge leader in the glorious service of his young and ambitious nation. For Theodore Roosevelt, it was a defining moment, the scene with which he would become most often associated. And, as H. Paul Jeffers shows in this lively new account, the now-legendary episode not only made the future president's political career, it took center stage in a "splendid little war" that Roosevelt himself orchestrated almost single-handedly. Colonel Roosevelt is an exciting and thoroughly captivating portrait of a man and a country at a crossroads. The Spanish-American War of 1897-1898 was the shortest conflict in American history. Yet it played a pivotal role in propelling the United States onto the twentieth-century world stage—along with the man whose nationalistic and military ideals were most responsible for bringing it about. With his keen eye for characterization and rich period detail, Jeffers captures the spirit of a newly industrialized nation with dreams of the spoils of empire hitherto reserved for her European rivals, a country flexing her newfound muscles. No man more clearly exemplified late nineteenth-century notions of manifest destiny than Theodore Roosevelt. And no man was more willing to wage war to fulfill them. As Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Roosevelt dreamed of a massive two-ocean navy capable of exerting American influence around the world. Going to war against an aging Spain, with Cuba as the prize, seemed the perfect way to make his dream come true. The events and colorful personalities of this crucial period come to vivid life in Colonel Roosevelt, from William Randolph Hearst and Henry Cabot Lodge, to Richard Harding Davis and Stephen Crane. Here, too, is the personal side of Theodore Roosevelt, much of it revealed in his own words. It is a candid glimpse of the blunt man behind the historic figure, relishing the swirl of international tensions he so vigorously helped to stir. From the parlors of power in Washington to the dust-choked backroads of Cuba, from the epic sea battles around the Philippines to the legendary charge up San Juan Hill, this vigorous account of Teddy Roosevelt at his finest hour is compelling biography and fascinating military history. "I had very deeply felt that it was our duty to free Cuba, and I had publicly expressed this feeling; and when a man takes such a position, he ought to be willing to make his words good by his deeds. He should pay with his body." —Theodore Roosevelt It was the shortest conflict in American history. Yet, for the pugnacious, saber-rattling "jingo" who helped bring it about, the Spanish-American War of 1897-1898 would be the stepping-stone to notoriety, a governorship, and, ultimately, the presidency. A rousing portrait of a fascinating period and a one-of-a-kind man on his way to becoming a legend, Colonel Roosevelt is H. Paul Jeffers's brilliant follow-up to his critically acclaimed Commissioner Roosevelt. The power plays, political intrigues, and military adventures of a century ago unfold with all the drama and impact of the Rough Riders' famous charge up San Juan Hill. Colonel Roosevelt is the unforgettable tale of how one man's personal ambitions and dreams of destiny propelled a young nation to prominence and a new era. Praise for COMMISSIONER ROOSEVELT The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895-1897 "A lively, entertaining, and well-researched portrait of a zealous reformer during the historic crusade that successfully launched his ca reer in government." —Booklist "Jeffers captures the public-spirited TR in all his pugnaciousness." —Publishers Weekly

Dutch

Autor: Edmund Morris
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 0307791424
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This book, the only biography ever authorized by a sitting President--yet written with complete interpretive freedom--is as revolutionary in method as it is formidable in scholarship. When Ronald Reagan moved into the White House in 1981, one of his first literary guests was Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer of Theodore Roosevelt. Morris developed a fascination for the genial yet inscrutable President and, after Reagan's landslide reelection in 1984, put aside the second volume of his life of Roosevelt to become an observing eye and ear at the White House. During thirteen years of obsessive archival research and interviews with Reagan and his family, friends, admirers and enemies (the book's enormous dramatis personae includes such varied characters as Mikhail Gorbachev, Michelangelo Antonioni, Elie Wiesel, Mario Savio, François Mitterrand, Grant Wood, and Zippy the Pinhead), Morris lived what amounted to a doppelgänger life, studying the young "Dutch," the middle-aged "Ronnie," and the septuagenarian Chief Executive with a closeness and dispassion, not to mention alternations of amusement, horror,and amazed respect, unmatched by any other presidential biographer. This almost Boswellian closeness led to a unique literary method whereby, in the earlier chapters of Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan, Morris's biographical mind becomes in effect another character in the narrative, recording long-ago events with the same eyewitness vividness (and absolute documentary fidelity) with which the author later describes the great dramas of Reagan's presidency, and the tragedy of a noble life now darkened by dementia. "I quite understand," the author has remarked, "that readers will have to adjust, at first, to what amounts to a new biographical style. But the revelations of this style, which derive directly from Ronald Reagan's own way of looking at his life, are I think rewarding enough to convince them that one of the most interesting characters in recent American history looms here like a colossus."

Theodore Roosevelt

Autor: Nathan Miller
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0688132200
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Nathan Miller's critically acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt is the first complete one-volume life of the Rough Rider to be published in more than thirty years. From his sickly childhood to charging up San Juan Hill to waving his fist under J.P. Morgan's rubicund nose, Theodore Roosevelt offers the intimate history of a man who continues to cast a magic spell over the American imagination. As the twenty-sixth president of the United States, from 1901 to 1909, Roosevelt embodied the overwheliming confidence of the nation as it entered the American Century. With fierce joy, he brandished a "Big Stick" abroad and promised a "Square Deal" at home. He was the nation's first environmental president, challenged the trusts, and, as the first American leader to play an important role in world affairs, began construction of a long-dreamed canal across Panama and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for almost singlehandedly bringing about a peaceful end to the Russo-Japanese War. In addition to following Roosevelt's political career, Theodore Roosevelt looks deeply into his personal relations to draw a three-dimensional portrait of a man who confronted life-wrenching tragedies as well as triumphs. It is biography at its most compelling.

Theodore Roosevelt

Autor: Lewis L. Gould
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199797013
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A biography that will coincide with the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt's third party run for presidency with the Progressive, or Bull Moose, Party offers a compact profile of the first politician to use the power of celebrity to advance to the White House. Original.