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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks) (original 1979; edition 2001)

by Edmund Morris

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Title:The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)
Authors:Edmund Morris
Info:Random House Trade Paperbacks (2001), Edition: (Modern Library Paperbacks), Paperback, 920 pages
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (1979)

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Anyone who can dictate to two people at once has to have a mind vastly superior to most. Edmund Morris's book is eminently readable and discloses a lot of "Teddy's" strengths and weaknesses. His rapid rise and aggressive attitutude, his lack of compassion in younger years. Now on to Theodore Rex. ( )
  busterrll | Jul 17, 2016 |
Really enjoyable. TR was an amazing person with unmatched courage and energy. He had an enviable combination of personal charisma, physical strength, and intellectual accomplishment. I can't say I agree with his lust for war and nationalism to overthrow the European empires with an American empire. This book held a good balance of his qualities and shortcomings. I trust it. And it's very well told. I listened to the audio book, and it was one of the best audio book recordings I've ever heard. Really well read and interesting. ( )
  richjj | Jan 27, 2016 |
The first in a 3-volume series that is probably the most widely read biography of Roosevelt. It won a Pulitzer Prize in 1980. It's rarely lags as Roosevelt's life didn't stand still. One can't help but admire his accomplishments against New York corruption, prodigious memory and learning and physical constitution. He was a product of his time, today he would be an anachronism, a man energized by black and white cliches of heroes and villains, not unlike the USA at the time. Even though having finished a 700+ page book I still don't understand how he became who he was. For that question David McCullough set out to answer and it will likely be my next book about Roosevelt. ( )
  Stbalbach | Dec 27, 2015 |
Fantastic book. I didn't know how much I didn't know about Theodore Roosevelt. First of all, he disliked being called Teddy, who knew? Apparently no one because people constantly called him Teddy.

He was the son of wealthy, upright, aristocratic parents who showed him more of the world before he was a teenager than most people will ever see. He traveled Europe and the Middle East on extended vacations as a youth.

This book does not reach into his presidential years, which is covered in a followup book by the same author but Theodore is shown to be a magnificent spectacle of a human being. TR is constantly and unwearingly crusading for his view of justice. His character is so strong as to be the perfect basis for this compelling biography. ( )
  JaredChristopherson | Nov 16, 2015 |
This first volume in Morris's trilogy narrates Theodore Roosevelt's life up to the assassination of William McKinley and his ascension to the presidency. It is a fascinating story about one of the most remarkable figures in American history. ( )
  proflinton | Sep 29, 2015 |
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is hte story 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 history. Twenty-one years ago, this classic biography (the first volume of a planned trilogy; the second volume Theodore Rex is available in paperback from the Modern Library) won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award, and since then it has never been out of print.
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Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.

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The story of seven men--a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician--who merged at the age of 42 to become the youngest President in history.

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