The rise of theodore roosevelt / Edmund Morris.
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- ISBN: 9780307777829 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: New York : Modern Library, 2010.
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeThirty years ago, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Although Theodore Rex fully recounts TR's years in the White House (1901--1909), The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt begins with a brilliant Prologue describing the President at the apex of his international prestige. That was on New Year's Day, 1907, when TR, who had just won the Nobel Peace Prize, threw open the doors of the White House to the American people and shook 8,150 hands, more than any man before him. Morris re-creates the reception with such authentic detail that the reader gets almost as vivid an impression of TR as those who attended. One visitor remarked afterward, "You go to the White House, you shake hands with Roosevelt and hear him talk--and then you go home to wring the personality out of your clothes." The rest of this...
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