Theodore Rex

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Random House Publishing Group, 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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Second in a two part series. Excellent research and lively writing brings to life a brilliant, unbelievably energetic, and accomplished president. Maybe deserves a five star rating. Read full review

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Like the first book in Morris's series, this volume is massive. It may be a long and slow read, but it's absolutely fascinating--an intimate portrait of a complex yet brilliant man. This covers his ... Read full review

Contents

1416 September 1901
THE FIRST ADMINISTRATION 19011904
THE SHADOW OF THE CROWN
THE MOST DAMNABLE OUTRAGE
ONE VAST SMOOTHLY RUNNING MACHINE
A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
TURN OF A RISING TIDE
TWO PILOTS ABOARD AND ROCKS AHEAD
THE WIRE THAT RAN AROUND THE WORLD
THE MOST ABSURD POLITICAL CAMPAIGN OF OUR TIME
Interlude
THE SECOND ADMINISTRATION 19051909
MANY BUDDING THINGS
THE BEST HERDER OF EMPERORS SINCE NAPOLEON
MERE FORCE OF EVENTS
THE TREASON OF THE SENATE

GENIUS FORCE ORIGINALITY
THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME
NO POWER OR DUTY
THE CATASTROPHE NOW IMPENDING
A VERY BIG AND ENTIRELY NEW THING
NOTA CLOUD ON THE HORIZON
THE BIG STICK
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
BLOOD THROUGH MARBLE
THE CLOUDS THAT ARE GATHERING
SUCH A FLEET AND SUCH A
MORAL OVERSTRAIN
THE RESIDUARY LEGATEE
ONE LONG LOVELY CRACKLING
March 1909
Acknowledgments
Archives
Select Bibliography
Notes
Illustration Credits
Copyright

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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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