• Title: Theodore Roosevelt
  • Author: Lewis L. Gould
  • ISBN: 9780199797011
  • Page: 257
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Theodore Roosevelt Sportsman Naturalist Warrior President There are so many sides to Theodore Roosevelt that it is easy to overlook one of his most enduring contributions to American public life the use of fame to fuel
    Sportsman Naturalist Warrior President There are so many sides to Theodore Roosevelt that it is easy to overlook one of his most enduring contributions to American public life the use of fame to fuel his political career In this concisely written, enlightening book, presidential historian Lewis L Gould goes beyond the bully pulpit stereotypes to reveal how RooseveSportsman Naturalist Warrior President There are so many sides to Theodore Roosevelt that it is easy to overlook one of his most enduring contributions to American public life the use of fame to fuel his political career In this concisely written, enlightening book, presidential historian Lewis L Gould goes beyond the bully pulpit stereotypes to reveal how Roosevelt used his celebrity to change American politics Based on research gleaned from the personal papers of Roosevelt and his contemporaries, Theodore Roosevelt recaptures its subject s bold activism and irrepressible, larger than life personality Beginning with his privileged childhood in New York City, the narrative traces his election to the New York Assembly, where he quickly rose through the ranks of the Republican Party It is here that he first applied his shrewd ability to keep himself in the spotlight a skill that served him well as commander of a volunteer regiment dubbed Roosevelt s Rough Riders in the Spanish American War Gould shows how Roosevelt rode a wave of popular acclaim at the war s end, assuming the governorship of New York and serving as president from 1901 to 1909 While covering his major accomplishments as chief executive, including his successes as a trust buster, labor mediator, and conservationist, Gould explains how fame both sustained and limited Roosevelt when he ran for president in 1912 and opposed Woodrow Wilson s policies during World War I Theodore Roosevelt delivers the most insightful look yet at a pioneer of political theater a man whose vigorous idealism as a champion of democracy serves as a counterpoint to the cynicism of today s political landscape The book will coincide with the 100th anniversary of Roosevelt s third party run for the Progressive or Bull Moose Party.

    One Reply to “Theodore Roosevelt”

    1. Very stark, but then it is just a short overview. Solid and readable. It was interesting to read of the 58-yr-old TR wanting to lead troops into WWI.

    2. A concise history of Teddy Roosevelt's life from his early days, through college and his early career, onto Vice President and then Presidents, and finally onto his post Presidential life including his creation of a Progressive party to run for President again and his on again off again support of the Republican Party.On one hand, this book reaffirmed my respect for the man considered to be one of our best Presidents from his spunk and vigor to get things done, to his love of the common man and [...]

    3. At only 80-something pages, this book is an excellent summary of Theodore Roosevelt's life. I own, but have not yet read, the Edmund Morris's three-volumes on Roosevelt, and I want to read those books soon, but I am way behind on my Book Reading Challenge for this year, so I am reading shorter books to try to catch up. As I read this compact summary of Roosevelt's life, it was easy to imagine that every sentence is expanded into an entire chapter in Morris's volumes.

    4. A good short read. I have read other bios on Teddy Roosevelt, but this one pointed out how Roosevelt used his life style to keep himself very popular. Also the book is fair in it's portrait of Roosevelt. He was a great man and one of the greatest presidents, but he had some powerful weaknesses . If you enjoy American history and the evolution of the political in the USA, I would recommend this. The creation of the Bull Moose party was fascinating.

    5. The March 12, 2012 issue of The Weekly Standard magazine carries my reviews of Lewis L. Gould's Theodore Roosevelt at weeklystandard/articles/tr-brief_633114ml. I enjoyed the book---in 104 pages it gives one a good introduction to Roosevelt.

    6. A short review of Roosevelt's life which covers his shrewd ability to keep himself in the spotlight. Very popular, his fame included his success as a trust-buster and labor mediator. However, having read several books about him, I did not realize he was against civil rights measures. Still he was a champion of democracy.

    7. A 75-page easy read that serves as a decent introduction or refresher. Worth the $0.99 that I paid for the Kindle edition: amazon/Theodore-Roosev

    8. This is a very small book, at 73 pages. But Lewis Gould's writing is wonderful and the book succinctly portrays TR the celebrity. Look forward to reading more Lewis Gould writings.

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