Theodore Roosevelt An Autobiography

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 456 pages
24 Reviews
Patronage does not really help a party. It helps the bosses to get control of the machinery of the party--as in 1912 was true of the Republican party--but it does not help the party. On the average, the most sweeping party victories in our history have been won when the patronage was against the victors. All that the patronage does is to help the worst element in the party retain control of the party organization.

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User Review  - Rod Jetton - Goodreads

This book will make you feel lazy. This guy never slept and his description of his life and the advice he offers are priceless. Every young man or woman who thinks he is ready for the world should read this book. Read full review

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User Review  - Fred - Goodreads

I liked this book because of it's detail and because I learned a lot about the man as well as historical events. I think that the best part of the book was by far and away the first 100 pages. That ... Read full review

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Periodically throughout his extraordinary career, Theodore Roosevelt turned to the writing of history. Energetic about everything he did, he imbued his writing with verve and a strong sense of drama that continues to attract readers today. Born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, he immersed himself in public affairs long before he became President of the United States. A man of many talents, he was, among other things, police commissioner, mayoral candidate, rancher, hunter, explorer, soldier, and governor. His strong sense of history probably influenced his actions more times than not, and certainly he brought to the White House in 1901 an awareness of how much the past conditions the present and informs the future. Roosevelt made history, influenced history, and wrote history.

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