Books on Theodore Roosevelt the 26th President of the United States

Books on Theodore Roosevelt the 26th President of the United States

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Title: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

is the story of seven mena naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a cowboy, a soldier, and a politicianwho merged at the age of forty-two to become the youngest American president in history.
Author(s): Edmund Morris
ISBN 13: 9780375756788
Pages: 920
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Title: Theodore Roosevelt

Nathan Miller's critically acclaimed biography of Theodore Roosevelt is the first complete one-volume life of the Rough Rider to be published in more than thirty years. From his sickly childhood to charging up San Juan Hill to waving his fist under J.P. Morgan's rubicund nose, Theodore Roosevelt offers the intimate history of a man who continues to cast a magic spell over the American imagination.

As the twenty-sixth president of the United States, from 1901 to 1909, Roosevelt embodied the overwheliming confidence of the nation as it entered the American Century. With fierce joy, he brandished a "Big Stick" abroad and promised a "Square Deal" at home. He was the nation's first environmental president, challenged the trusts, and, as the first American leader to play an important role in world affairs, began construction of a long-dreamed canal across Panama and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for almost singlehandedly bringing about a peaceful end to the Russo-Japanese War.

In addition to following Roosevelt's political career, Theodore Roosevelt looks deeply into his personal relations to draw a three-dimensional portrait of a man who confronted life-wrenching tragedies as well as triumphs. It is biography at its most compelling.

Author(s): Nathan Miller
ISBN 13: 9780688132200
Pages: 640
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Title: The Naval War of 1812

Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone left critics floundering, changed the course of U.S. military history by renewing interest in our obsolete forces, and set the young author and political hopeful on a path to greatness. Roosevelt's inimitable style and robust narrative make The Naval War of 1812 enthralling, illuminating, and utterly essential to every armchair historian.
Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN 13: 9780375754197
Pages: 352
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Title: River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth. The River of Doubt-it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. Together with his son Kermit and Brazil's most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, and enduring starvation, Indian attack, disease, drowning, and a murder within their own ranks. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The River of Doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.From the soaring beauty of the Amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt's life, here is Candice Millard's dazzling debut.
Author(s): Candice Millard
ISBN 13: 9780767913737
Pages: 432
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Title: The Bully Pulpit

Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, ...
Author(s): Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN 13: 9781416547877
Pages: 912
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Title: Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography. Now with a new introduction by the author.

Mornings on Horseback is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household (and rarefied social world) in which he was raised.

His father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. His mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, Teddy Roosevelt's first love. And while such disparate figures as Abraham Lincoln, Mrs. John Jacob Astor, and Senator Roscoe Conkling play a part, it is this diverse and intensely human assemblage of Roosevelts, all brought to vivid life, which gives the book its remarkable power.

The book spans seventeen years -- from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when, as a hardened "real life cowboy," he returns from the West to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit. The story does for Teddy Roosevelt what Sunrise at Campobello did for FDR -- reveals the inner man through his battle against dreadful odds.

Like David McCullough's The Great Bridge, also set in New York, this is at once an enthralling story, with all the elements of a great novel, and a penetrating character study. It is brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship, which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. For the first time, for example, Roosevelt's asthma is examined closely, drawing on information gleaned from private Roosevelt family papers and in light of present-day knowledge of the disease and its psychosomatic aspects.

At heart it is a book about life intensely lived...about family love and family loyalty...about courtship and childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about winter on the Nile in the grand manner and Harvard College...about gutter politics in washrooms and the tumultuous Republican Convention of 1884...about grizzly bears, grief and courage, and "blessed" mornings on horseback at Oyster Bay or beneath the limitless skies of the Badlands. "Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough," Roosevelt once wrote. It is the key to his life and to much that is so memorable in this magnificent book.

Author(s): David McCullough
ISBN 13: 9780671447540
Pages: 370
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Title: The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America

One of the Best Books of the Year

The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Kansas City Star, The Chicago Tribune, and The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

In this monumental biography, acclaimed historian Douglas Brinkley examines the life and achievements of Theodore Roosevelt, our "naturalist president," and his tireless crusade for the American wilderness—a legacy now more important than ever.

Author(s): Douglas Brinkley
ISBN 13: 9780060565312
Pages: 940
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Title: Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and the Wilderness Hunter (Modern Library Series)

Written during his days as a ranchman in the Dakota Bad Lands, these two wilderness tales by Theodore Roosevelt endure today as part of the classic folklore of the West. The narratives provide vivid portraits of the land as well as the people and animals that inhabited it, underscoring Roosevelt's abiding concerns as a naturalist.

Originally published in 1885, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman chronicles Roosevelt's adventures tracking a twelve-hundred-pound grizzly bear in the pine forests of the Bighorn Mountains.  Yet some of the best sections are those in which Roosevelt muses on the beauty of the Bad Lands and the simple pleasures of ranch life.  The British Spectator said the book "could claim an honorable place on the same shelf as Walton's Compleat Angler."  The Wilderness Hunter, which came out in 1893, remains perhaps the most detailed account of the grizzly bear ever recorded.   Introduction by Stephen E. Ambrose.

Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN 13: 9780375751523
Pages: 832
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Title: Colonel Roosevelt

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.

Author(s): Morris, Edmund
ISBN 13: 9780375757075
Pages: 784
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Title: Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail

Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN 13: 9780486473406
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Title: Theodore Rex

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.

Author(s): Edmund Morris
ISBN 13: 9780812966008
Pages: 792
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Title: The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt

Regarded as one of the greatest Presidents of The United States, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) led a full and vibrant life that reflected his storied personality and presence. "The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt" is an invaluable literary work and a true gift to readers, as it is a glimpse into the psyche of such an enigmatic historical figure. Roosevelt led a life rich in accomplishments not limited to his being the youngest president in US history. He was a courageous soldier, posthumously receiving the Medal of Honor for his creation and leadership of the Rough Riders in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. He was also the first American to win a Nobel Peace prize, which he received for his negotiation of the end of the Russo-Japanese War. In addition, Roosevelt was an adventurer with a taste for hunting and exploring, especially in South America, where a river is named after him. His iconic slogan, "Speak softly and carry a big stick," is still quoted and embodied by politicians to this very day, exemplifying his indelible impact on the history of the United States.
Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN 13: 9781438295343
Pages: 320
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Title: Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands

Author(s): Di Silvestro, Roger
ISBN 13: 9780802778444
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Title: Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life

Author(s): Kathleen Dalton
ISBN 13: 9780679767336
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Title: Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit

Author(s): James M. Strock
ISBN 13: 9780761515395
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Title: The Rough Riders

Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN 13: 9781598188295
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Title: Through the Brazilian Wilderness

A harrowing chronicle of the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition through Brazil and Paraguay to map the 950-mile "River of Doubt." No man who ever reached Theodore Roosevelt's eminence in public life left such a varied record of what would have been a full life in itself without his activities as a statesman. Here is Colonel Roosevelt's own vivid narrative of his explorations in South America; his 500-mile journey on mule-back across the height of land between the river systems of Paraguay and the Amazon, his observations on the most brilliant and varied bird life of the South American tropics; hunting of the jaguar, the tapir, the peccary, the giant ant-eater, and other unusual animals of the jungle; all depicted in the author's most graphic and picturesque style. "The book is readable and interesting from beginning to end. It has just the right admixture of narrative, observation, and reflection. It not only represents the reactions and impressions of an exceptionally able and well-trained mind, but is the work of a superman, in the sense that it embodies the combined thought of the members of the expedition, who were so variously skilled in different ways." -The Dial "It does not need this latest labor from Colonel Roosevelt's pen to vindicate his claim as an earnest, intrepid, and in every sense of the word genuine naturalist." -The New York Times "An exceedingly fascinating story of adventure. It is the best story...that the many-sided former President of the United States has produced." -Boston Transcript "Should, above all, be secured by every school librarian anxious to promote the study and appreciation of those ideals which we, as a Nation, have come to associate with the name Theodore Roosevelt." -New Outlook "Theodore Roosevelt's account of what he calls a 'zoogeographic reconnoissance through the Brazilian hinterland.' As everyone knows who has read the newspapers, the expedition was undertaken jointly by American and Brazilian authorities and was carried through with the daring and energy as well as with the intelligence and skill which its leadership would lead one to expect....Suffice to say that the author's brilliant attainments as a naturalist and his indomitable persistency as an explorer have full demonstration here. Furthermore he has a cultivated gift of vivid narration. Even if he were not Roosevelt, the book would give satisfaction to any reader who cares for a worthy piece of work capably performed." -The Christian Advocate "Mr. Roosevelt has written a book more entertaining than the most exciting novel. Our many-sided ex-President reveals himself in these pages as explorer, hunter, naturalist, and litterateur. He collected over twenty-five hundred birds, about five hundred mammals, and a number of reptiles and fishes new to science. He put on the map a river nearly one thousand miles long, the River of Doubt, since named in his honor the Rio Teodoro by the Brazilian Government. His forty-eight day journey down this river is a story of hardships sufficient to daunt the most daring of explorers." -New Catholic World
Author(s): Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN 13: 9781537377100
Pages: 356
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