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Book Title: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt; Part 2|
The author of the book: Edmund Morris
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 532 KB
Edition: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date of issue: May 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780786100712
Read full description of the books The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt; Part 2:'Colonel Roosevelt,' which takes its title from Roosevelt's favourite way of being addressed during his emeritus years, follows the African Journey with Mr. Morris's characteristic care. He uses primary sources, sometimes even rough drafts of letters and documents, and goes well beyond Roosevelt's own writing - which is exhausting even to contemplate, since he once claimed that he wrote between 100,000 and 150,000 letters a year.
The close attention in detail in 'Colonel Roosevelt' also extends to its choices of photographs.
Mr. Morris seems to have been determined to use startling lifelike picture rather than blandly studied ones.
Post-Safari in 1910 America's showiest ex-president went to Europe and found himself greatly in demand. (..) While in Europe, Roosevelt fulfilled Taft's request that he join hordes of royalty at the funeral of Edward VII (..)
Back stateside Roosevelt made a concerted effort to avoid speaking ill of Taft. And Mr. Morris described exactly how that effort fell apart as Roosevelt developed aspirations for 1912. 'Although he was not running, he was running,' Mr. Morris writes. 'Even as he maintained his vow of silence, he was shouting from the hustings.' As 'Colonel Roosevelt' describes how Roosevelt's 'Bull Moose' campaign, via the breakaway Progressive Party, managed to hobble the Republican Taft and elect a Democrat, Woodrow Wilson, this book is at its most intensively political. Campaign events and calculations dominate this part of the story. And Mr. Morris's research is thorough enough to amplify an already well-documented part of the Roosevelt story.
The end of Roosevelt's life was a bitter time. The war had begun. The four Roosevelt sons and their father had all trained for preparedness, two boys would be wounded; a third would be killed in France.
'What made this loss so devastating to him was the truth it conveyed,' Mr. Morris writes about Roosevelt's reaction: 'that death in battle was no more glamorous than death in an abattoir.'
Read information about the authorEdmund Morris is a writer best known for his biographies of United States presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Morris received his early education in Kenya after which he attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before emigrating to the United States in 1968.
His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1980. After spending 14 years as President Reagan's authorized biographer, he published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999.
Morris's other books include Theodore Rex, the second in a projected three-volume chronicle of the life of Theodore Roosevelt, and Beethoven: The Universal Composer. Mr. Morris has also written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as The New Yorker, the New York Times, and Harper's Magazine.
Edmund Morris lives in New York City and Kent, Connecticut with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris.
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