Theodore Roosevelt

A Strenuous Life
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Author(s): Kathleen Dalton
Original Publish Date: Dec 18, 2007
Product Number: EB00170351
Released: Dec 30, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307429681
Publisher: Vintage
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Description

He inherited a sense of entitlement (and obligation) from his family, yet eventually came to see his own class as suspect. He was famously militaristic, yet brokered peace between Russia and Japan. He started out an archconservative, yet came to champion progressive causes. These contradictions are not evidence of vacillating weakness: instead, they were the product of a restless mind bend on a continuous quest for self-improvement. In Theodore Roosevelt, historian Kathleen Dalton reveals a man with a personal and intellectual depth rarely seen in our public figures. She shows how Roosevelt's struggle to overcome his frailties as a child helped to build his character, and offers new insights into his family life, uncovering the important role that Roosevelt's second wife, Edith Carow, played in the development of his political career. She also shows how TR flirted with progressive reform and then finally commited himself to deep reform in the Bull Moose campaign of 1912. Incorporating the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative, Dalton reinterprets both the man and his times to create an illuminating portrait that will change the way we see this great man and the Progressive Era.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Kathleen Dalton
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number C2688
Released: Sep 23, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402587078
eAudio
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Author(s): Kathleen Dalton
Narrator(s): Suzanne Toren
Product Number Z2422
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449891459

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