T. R. by H. W. Brands audiobook

T. R.: The Last Romantic

By H. W. Brands
Read by Matthew Kugler

Basic Books 9780465069590
35.59 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $65.00

    ISBN: 9781549182396

From the New York Times bestselling author, an acclaimed biography of President Teddy Roosevelt Lauded as “a rip-roaring life” (Wall Street Journal), T. R. is a magisterial biography of Theodore Roosevelt by bestselling author H.W. Brands. In his time, there was no more popular national figure than Roosevelt. It was not just the energy he brought to every political office he held or his unshakable moral convictions that made him so popular, or even his status as a bonafide war hero. Most important, Theodore Roosevelt was loved by the people because this scion of a privileged New York family loved America and Americans. And yet, according to Brands, if we look at the private Roosevelt without blinders, we see a man whose great public strengths hid enormous personal deficiencies; he was uncompromising, self-involved, and a highly imperfect brother, husband, and father. Beautifully written, powerfully moved by its subject, T. R. is the classic biography of one of America’s greatest and most complex leaders.

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From the New York Times bestselling author, an acclaimed biography of President Teddy Roosevelt

Lauded as “a rip-roaring life” (Wall Street Journal), T. R. is a magisterial biography of Theodore Roosevelt by bestselling author H.W. Brands. In his time, there was no more popular national figure than Roosevelt. It was not just the energy he brought to every political office he held or his unshakable moral convictions that made him so popular, or even his status as a bonafide war hero. Most important, Theodore Roosevelt was loved by the people because this scion of a privileged New York family loved America and Americans.

And yet, according to Brands, if we look at the private Roosevelt without blinders, we see a man whose great public strengths hid enormous personal deficiencies; he was uncompromising, self-involved, and a highly imperfect brother, husband, and father.

Beautifully written, powerfully moved by its subject, T. R. is the classic biography of one of America’s greatest and most complex leaders.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brands shows how this hero of the charge up San Juan Hill, more than anyone else, led the United States onto the world stage.” Los Angeles Times
“Every red-blooded American should read this entertaining book.” Wall Street Journal

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Author Bio: H. W. Brands

Author Bio: H. W. Brands

H. W. Brands is the bestselling author and editor of more than twenty books. He has been a professor at Vanderbilt and Texas A&M universities, and he is currently the Dickson Allen Anderson Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Two of his books, Traitor to His Class and The First American, were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. His other works include Andrew Jackson, Age of Gold, and TR. He lectures frequently on historical and current events and has appeared on numerous national radio and television programs. He resides in Austin, Texas.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 35.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English