Colonel Roosevelt

Colonel Roosevelt

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Presents a chronicle of the last ten years of Theodore Roosevelt's life to cover his African safaris, return to public life, involvement with the Progressive movement, campaign for president in 1912, and various brushes with death.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375504877
0375504877
Branch Call Number: B ROOSEVELT THEODORE
Characteristics: 766 p
Additional Contributors: Morris, Edmund Theodore Rex

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pokano
Aug 03, 2018

The third and last in a trilogy of books on the life of Theodore Roosevelt, Colonel Roosevelt deals with 3 major events: Roosevelt's run for the Presidency with the Bull Moose Party, his Amazon trek, and World War I including his relationship with President Woodrow Wilson. Morris has done an excellent job in all 3 books of painting a detailed picture of our most colorful President. TR was by no means perfect. Until he lost his son, Quentin, in WW I, he was too eager to jump into wars, which he glorified even though he had fought in one. His civil rights record was inconsistent. He loved trophy hunting, although later in life he would say, "And to lose the chance to see frigate birds soaring in circles above the storm, or a file of pelicans winging their way homeward across the crimson afterglow of the sunset, or a myriad terns flashing in the bright light of midday as they hover in a shifting maze above the beach -- why, the loss is like the loss of a gallery of the masterpieces of the artists of old time." On the other hand, he was probably right in criticizing Wilson for failing to foresee that the US would have to enter World War I and thereby failing to prepare for that entry. Typically ranked in the Top 10 Presidents, and often in the Top 5, Roosevelt deserves more attention in the 21st Century for his stands on conservation, corporations, and the role of the Presidency. He died at the relatively young age of 60, years having likely been cut off his life due to an attempted assassination and the rigors of his Amazon trek. It's amazing to me that no serious movie has ever been made about his life.

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Feb 22, 2011

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