Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

ISBN-10: 0375756787
ISBN-13: 9780375756788
Edition: 2001
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 960
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

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.

Author and biographer Edmund Morris was born in Nairobi, Kenya on May 27, 1940. After dropping out of Rhodes University in South Africa, he worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968. He is best known for his biographies of U. S. Presidents, but he has also written about travel and the arts for numerous publications including The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Harper's Magazine. He won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1980 for The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. He was appointed President Ronald Reagan's authorized biographer and in 1999 he published Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan. However, this biography is considered controversial because Morris created fictional characters that figure into Reagan's early life. He said they were devices used to help get Reagan's story across, but many critics called the stunt egotistical or just plain irresponsible. His other works include Theodore Rex (2001), Beethoven: The Universal Composer (2005), and Colonel Roosevelt (2010).

David Ebershoff is the author of "The Danish Girl" and the publishing director of "The Modern Library". Hi newest book is entitled, "The 19th Wife."

Prologue: New Year's Day, 1907
1858-1886
The Very Small Person
The Mind, But Not the Body
The Man with the Morning in His Face
The Swell in the Dog Cart
The Political Hack
The Cyclone Assemblyman
The Fighting Cock
The Dude from New York
The Honorable Gentleman
The Delegate-at-Large
The Cowboy of the Present
The Four-Eyed Maverick
The Long Arm of the Law
The Next Mayor of New York
Interlude: Winter of the Blue Snow, 1886-1887
1887-1901
The Literary Feller
The Silver-Plated Reform Commissioner
The Dear Old Beloved Brother
The Universe Spinner
The Biggest Man in New York
The Snake in the Grass
The Glorious Retreat
The Hot Weather Secretary
The Lieutenant Colonel
The Rough Rider
The Wolf Rising in the Heart
The Most Famous Man in America
The Boy Governor
The Man of Destiny
Epilogue: September 1901
Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Notes
Illustrations
Index

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