Theodore Rex by Edmund Morris audiobook

Theodore Rex

By Edmund Morris
Read by Jonathan Marosz

Random House Audio
25.70 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780736698900

Theodore Rexis 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.

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography

An ALA Notable Book Finalist for Nonfiction

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Theodore Rexis 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Morris’s book is beautifully written as well as thoroughly scholarly-clearly a masterpiece of American biography. . . . Hundreds of thousands will soon be reading this book . . . and will look forward, as I do, to Morris’s second volume. Kenneth S. Davis, Worcester Sunday Telegram
Magnificent . . . a sweeping narrative of the outward man and a shrewd examination of his character. . . . It is one of those rare works that is both definitive for the period it covers and fascinating to read for sheer entertainment. There should be a queue awaiting the next volume. W. A. Swanberg, The New York Times Book Review
“Magnificent…A sweeping narrative of the outward man and a shrewd examination of his character…It is one of those rare works that is both definitive for the period it covers and fascinating to read for sheer entertainment. There should be a queue awaiting the next volume.” New York Times Book Review
Spectacles glittering, teeth and temper flashing, high-pitched voice rasping and crackling, Roosevelt surges out of these pages with the force of a physical presence. The Atlantic Monthly
Theodore Roosevelt, in this meticulously researched and beautifully written biography, has a claim on being the most interesting man ever to be President of this country. Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times Book Review
“Theodore Roosevelt, in this meticulously researched and beautifully written biography, has a claim on being the most interesting man ever to be President of this country.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“In Edmund Morris, a great president has found a great biographer…Every bit as much a masterpiece of biographical writing as The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, which won the Pulitzer Prize.” Washington Post
“As a literary work on Theodore Roosevelt, it is unlikely ever to be surpassed. It is one of the great histories of the American presidency, worthy of being on a shelf alongside Henry Adams’s volumes on Jefferson and Madison.” Times Literary Supplement (London)
“A shining portrait of a presciently modern political genius maneuvering in a gilded age of wealth, optimism, excess, and American global ascension.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Roosevelt is a biographer’s dream, an epic character not out of place in an adventure novel.” Christian Science Monitor

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Author Bio: Edmund Morris

Author Bio: Edmund Morris

Edmund Morris (1940–2019) was a British–American author best known for his New York Times bestselling biographies. His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1980. He was President Reagan’s authorized biographer and in 1999 wrote the bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as the New Yorker, New York Times, and Harper’s. He was born and educated in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 25.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English