This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, marks the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased... show more
This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, marks the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. What other president has written forty books, hunted lions, founded a third political party, survived an assassin’s bullet, and explored an unknown river longer than the Rhine? Packed with more adventure, variety, drama, humor, and tragedy than a big novel, yet documented down to the smallest fact, this masterwork recounts the last decade of perhaps the most amazing life in American history.
Publish date: October 18th 2011
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 784
Edition language: English
Series: Theodore Roosevelt (#3)
The publication in 1979 of Edmund Morris’s The Rise fo Theodore Roosevelt heralded the start of a monumental multi-volume study of our nation’s 26th president. Though sidetracked for a number of years by his assignment as Ronald Reagan’s official biographer, Morris finally released his second volu...
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th US president. There are several charts ranking the US presidents and in all that I have seen he places fourth or fifth from the top. Lincoln, Washington and FDR, they are the ones that sit at the top. Jefferson and Theodore vie for the fourth position depending on whi...
Edmund Morris' final volume in his biographical trilogy of Theodore Roosevelt, Colonel Roosevelt, is a fantastic conclusion about this colossus in American history. Morris' writing is an easy read and his research top notch thus making this a wonderful book for students of history of any age. Though...
This has to be the most epic biography of all time. There are no words that completely encapsulate Morris's achievement with his masterwork on the life of Roosevelt. Erudite, meticulously researched and contextualized, but without the "dryasdust" academic tone common to multivolume works or the pane...
The third and final book in the three-part biography of Theodore Roosevelt lived up to the previous two. These three books are three of the best books about a historical figure I have ever read. The only thing to take away from the third book is that the story is perhaps not as exciting as the ris...