Theodore Rex (Google eBook)

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Random House LLC, Nov 24, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 792 pages
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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.


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I enjoyed Morris' writing style and his research. - Goodreads
Well written and easy to read with a lot if detail. - Goodreads
Well written and full of insight regarding Theodore. - Goodreads
Very well researched book on Teddy Roosevelt - Goodreads
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Review: Theodore Rex (Theodore Roosevelt #2)

User Review  - Devon Reed - Goodreads

The origin story is always more interesting than the sequels, which might be why this book just doesn't have the same spirit as Morris' Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. Obviously well-researched, but this one reads more like a history book than a biography. Read full review

Review: Theodore Rex (Theodore Roosevelt #2)

User Review  - Corny - Goodreads

The second volume of this vivid biography is equally as good as the first. The first was more impressive only because the author probably had to do a greater amount of unearthing to find information ... Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ARCHIVES
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
NOTES
THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
NO POWER OR DUTY
THE CATASTROPHE NOW IMPENDING
A VERY BIG AND ENTIRELY NEW THING

CHAPTER 8The Good Old Summertime
CHAPTER 9No Power or Duty
CHAPTER 10The Catastrophe Now Impending
CHAPTER 11A Very Big and Entirely New Thing
CHAPTER 12Not a Cloud on the Horizon
CHAPTER 13The Big Stick
CHAPTER 14A Condition Not a Theory
CHAPTER 15The Black Crystal
CHAPTER 16White Man Black and Black Man White
CHAPTER 17No Color of Right
CHAPTER 18The Most Just and Proper Revolution
CHAPTER 19The Imagination of the Wicked
CHAPTER 20Intrigue and Striving and Change
CHAPTER 21The Wire That Ran Around the World
CHAPTER 22The Most Absurd Political Campaign of Our Time
Interlude
CHAPTER 23Many Budding Things
CHAPTER 24The Best Herder of Emperors Since Napoleon
CHAPTER 25Mere Force of Events
CHAPTER 26The Treason of the Senate
CHAPTER 27Blood Through Marble
CHAPTER 28The Clouds That Are Gathering
CHAPTER 29Such a Fleet and Such a Day
CHAPTER 30Moral Overstrain
CHAPTER 31The Residuary Legatee
CHAPTER 32One Long Lovely Crackling Row
EPILOGUE4 March 1909
NOT A CLOUD ON THE HORIZON
THE BIG STICK
A CONDITION NOT A THEORY
THE BLACK CRYSTAL
WHITE MAN BLACK AND BLACK MAN WHITE
NO COLOR OF RIGHT
THE MOST JUST AND PROPER REVOLUTION
THE IMAGINATION OF THE WICKED
INTRIGUE AND STRIVING AND CHANGE
THE WIRE THAT RAN AROUND THE WORLD
THE MOST ABSURD POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OF OUR TIME
INTERLUDE
MANY BUDDING THINGS
THE BEST HERDER OF EMPERORS SINCE NAPOLEON
MERE FORCE OF EVENTS
THE TREASON OF THE SENATE
BLOOD THROUGH MARBLE
THE CLOUDS THAT ARE GATHERING
SUCH A FLEET AND SUCH A DAY
MORAL OVERSTRAIN
THE RESIDUARY LEGATEE
ONE LONG LOVELY CRACKLING ROW
4 MARCH 1909
ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Edmund Morris was born and educated in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968. His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1980. After spending several years as President Reagan’s authorized biographer, he published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. He has 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 and Washington with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris.


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