Lion in the White House

A Life of Theodore Roosevelt
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (8.12 hours)
Product Number: Z100096026
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481565783
Narrator/s: Pam Ward
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Description

New York state assemblyman, assistant secretary of the Navy, New York City police commissioner, governor of New York, vice president and, at forty-two, the youngest president ever-in his own words, Theodore Roosevelt "rose like a rocket." He was also a cowboy, a soldier, a historian, an intrepid explorer, and an unsurpassed environmentalist, all in all perhaps the most accomplished chief executive in our nation's history. Roosevelt built the Panama Canal and engaged the country in world affairs, putting a temporary end to American isolationism. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize-the only sitting president so honored. In Lion in the White House, historian Aida D. Donald masterfully chronicles the life of this first modern president.

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Author(s): Aida D. Donald
Original Publish Date: Oct 22, 2007

Professional reviews

"Theodore Roosevelt called himself a Progressive--a category that is no longer part of our political lexicon. But Roosevelt was not a man interested in fitting any mold. With his boundless energy and intelligence he conquered New York City politics, rode the range, fought in the Spanish-American War, penned numerous bestselling histories and biographies, created the National Park System, promoted the building of the Panama Canal, and won the Nobel Peace Prize (the only sitting United States president to have done so). Donald's work is billed as an "affectionate" biography. In every inflection and adjective, narrator Pam Ward mirrors the author's admiration for the man who is often considered to be the country's first modern president. B.P. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"

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