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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Community Reviews back

by Edmund Morris
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Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 7 years ago
On completion: This was an absolutely excellent book. It gave me everything I want from a biography. It chronologically relates all aspects of Theodore Roosevelt's life up to his presidency, after President McKinley's assassination in 1901. The next in the trilogy covers his years in the Presidency:...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 8 years ago
In the early afternoon of September 13, 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was eating lunch on his descent from the top of Mount Marcy where he no doubt had contemplated his future not only in politics but in life. Now just hours after possibly concluding that his political fortunes would desce...
mattries37315
mattries37315 rated it 8 years ago
In the early afternoon of September 13, 1901, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was eating lunch on his descent from the top of Mount Marcy where he no doubt had contemplated his future not only in politics but in life. Now just hours after possibly concluding that his political fortunes would desc...
2020
2020 rated it 8 years ago
A detailed narrative with the page-turning energy of a good novel, probably because of the burning energy of the subject. Teddy Roosevelt was an explorer, an adventurer, a voracious reader, a classicist, and a brilliant bulldog of a politician who went after what he wanted, damn the torpedoes and p...
Booklog
Booklog rated it 9 years ago
Simply the best biography I've ever read or am likely to read. Morris has gone through absolutely painstaking detail to recount Roosevelt's early years down to his daily routines. The book is so thoroughly researched that hardly three lines go by without an end note citing sources and further elabor...
The Book High
The Book High rated it 13 years ago
I very thoroughly enjoyed this book! The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five was that the only version I could get on CD was abridged, and I extremely dislike abridged versions of things.I loved learning about Teddy Roosevelt. He was an unbelievably honest and strong-minded person. The ...
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