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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

Book Summary   by:Strega     Original Author: Edmund Morris
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Theodore Roosevelt enjoys the distinction of being the youngest person ever to assume the presidency of the United States. He became president when he was 42 years old. In this book, Morris details Roosevelt’s life before he entered the White House as president. In tracing his path from 1858 to 1901, he indicates the many facets of his life, not only as a politician, but also as a soldier, a cowboy, a hunter, a writer, a naturalist, and a lover. As a result, he produces a comprehensive and thorough account of Roosevelt’s life through the latter half of the 19th century.In terms of his political career, Roosevelt held a number of positions before he reached the highest office in the land. He was at one time a New York City Police Commissioner, a Civil Service Commissioners, an assistant secretary of the U.S. navy, and governor of New York.His boundless energy was one of the distinguishing characteristics of his life, no matter what he was doing or where. In his private life he fathered six children and wrote 14 books.Morris, who was particularly drawn to Roosevelt himself, wrote most of the book at the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.
Published: August 30, 2005   
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