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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

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Described by the "Chicago Tribune" as "a classic", "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. Now back ... Show synopsis

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  • Feb 3, 2011
    by barbara d

    this is a good read, not dry or dull like alot of biographies. it's a very long book but full of detail about day to day goings on. i'm going to read the two following t.r books when i finish this.

  • The rise of a Roman Candle Jul 23, 2007
    by Ron Townsend

    Before Edmund Morris became famous with his unorthodox Dutch, he wrote of the
    rise of Theodore Roosevelt in this book. Roosevelt was a voracious reader from
    childhood and had his own zoo of collectible animals. He sufferred from asthma but
    overcame that by brute force and boxing, from which he sufferred lost of sight in one eye
    during a boxing match in the White house. He was a very likeable boy, teenager and
    young man. You always knew where you stood with Roosevelt and if he liked something
    it was just "bully." I have the inclination to read biographies only through the beginning
    of a subject's important years. In this case it was the beginning of his presidency. I like
    to know what made them tick when they were young. Almost all famous people show
    signs of their destiny when they are young. And there are late bloomers like Reagan.
    Roosevelt was also our first scientist as President. His interest in birds and zoology
    was enormous. The only other scientist I can think of is Carter. Anyone wanting to
    have a very good idea about Roosevelt will read it in this book. It is absolute not written
    in the same vein as Dutch. There are no fictional friends here.

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