Theodore Rex

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Author(s): Edmund Morris
Series: Theodore Roosevelt Series No: 2
Original Publish Date: Feb 19, 2008
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (25.80 hours)
Product Number: Z100012102
Released: Feb 19, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781415951637
Narrator/s: Jonathan Marosz
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Description

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.

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Edmund Morris
Narrator(s): Harry Chase
Product Number B3193
Released: Dec 06, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780307878182
eBook
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Author(s): Edmund Morris
Product Number EB00165611
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: #9780307777812

Professional reviews

"This follow-up to Morris's Pulitzer Prize-winning THE RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT focuses on the events of TR's presidency. Morris is far more interested in policy and public event than in the personal or psychological, a focus that is disappointing for students of family dynamics or fans of Alice Longworth, but this is otherwise an invigorating study. Jonathan Marosz is a merely adequate choice to render the life of this passionate, intellectual, voraciously curious, and self-improving character. Marosz's French pronunciation is incomprehensible, and there's enough language of diplomacy that it matters. He is sloppy; "a deux" is not the same as "adieu," and it's "Pierpont" Morgan, not "Pierpoint," for heaven's sake. Worst, he reads with so little energy, dropping his voice every five words in spite of punctuation or sense, that you constantly get Roosevelt saying things like, "I feel most emphatically that we should not turn into shingles. A tree which was old when the first Egyptian conqueror penetrated to the valley of the Euphrates ..." It's distressing to hear a fine book read by someone with no apparent interest in the material, though the good news is that it is undoubtedly a fine book. B.G. (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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