The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt – Review

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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

Published in 1979, revised and updated in 2001

Pages: 780

Genre: Nonfiction, biography

“On the late afternoon of 27 October 1858, a flurry of activity disturbed the genteel quietness of East Twentieth Street, New York City.”

Theodore Roosevelt is among the most famous of American presidents for good reason. Social reform, foreign policy expertise, and his famous mustache all come to mind when thinking about the 26th president of the United States. What The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt brings to the table is the tale of his not-so-humble beginnings and how he rose above sickness, the juggernaut of machine politics, and the concerns of naysayers to be one of the most influential men of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt covers the future president’s life beginning with his birth in 1858 and ending with his…

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5 thoughts on “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt – Review

  1. This was a fantastic beginning to an excellent biographical trilogy, though personally the last was my least favorite at 4*. One of the things I never forgot about the book was Roosevelt’s father, Theodore the elder, who basically supported and encouraged young Teddy while he was growing up in all the interests he pursued as a child and teenager. He most definitely gave advice and counsel but he never forced his son onto a career path.

    Loved reading your thoughts on the biography and look forward to reviews on the other two volumes.

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