Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern…

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

by Edmund Morris

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
2,337352,694 (4.45)85
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
Collections:Your library

Work details

The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (1979)


Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 85 mentions

Showing 1-5 of 34 (next | show all)
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 |
What a book. Though an affluent jingo at times, Teddy was a hell of an American, and the amount he accomplished *before* becoming president is completely ludicrous. ( )
  trilliams | May 30, 2015 |
Easily the best non-fiction book I've ever read. I set aside so many biographies, but this is the one I couldn't put down. ( )
  jscape2000 | Nov 5, 2014 |
Here was a true, unabashed man's man. If only there was someone on the horizon who even resembled him, our future would be much brighter. He made no excuses. He tried anything within limits of the law to improve government for the people. If there were someone like him today, he would be elected President by a landslide. ( )
1 vote JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
Showing 1-5 of 34 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review

» Add other authors (2 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Edmund Morrisprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deakins, MarkNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
To Sylvia
First words
At eleven o'clock precisely the sound of trumpets echoes within the White House, and floats, through open windows, out into the sunny morning.
Last words
(Click to show. Warning: May contain spoilers.)
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language
Book description
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.
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375756787, Paperback)

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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:28 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

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.

(summary from another edition)

» see all 4 descriptions

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
151 wanted2 pay6 pay

Popular covers


Average: (4.45)
0.5 1
1 1
1.5 1
2 3
2.5 1
3 25
3.5 9
4 125
4.5 31
5 219


2 editions of this book were published by Audible.com.

See editions

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,861,196 books! | Top bar: Always visible