The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt


Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeDescribed by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Th...

Title:The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:780 pages

    The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt Reviews

  • Luís C.
    Apr 12, 2017

    'Colonel Roosevelt,' which takes its title from Roosevelt's favourite way of being addressed during his emeritus years, follows the African Journey with Mr. Morris's characteristic care. He uses prima...

  • Chrissie
    Apr 11, 2013

    On completion: This was an absolutely excellent book. It gave me everything I want from a biography. It chronologically relates all aspects of Theodore Roosevelt's life up to his presidency, after Pre...

  • Laura
    Nov 28, 2011

    I can't remember the last time I was so glad to have finished a book. Clearly, this is an award-winning work with lots of glowing reviews. From about the middle of the book on, it was a slog to get th...

  • Erik Graff
    Aug 16, 2009

    Having been invited by Nate and Robyn Gregory to spend two weeks with them in NW Wisconsin and having had several prior visits to the nearby town, I brought up two books for scholarly review and trust...

  • Matt
    Feb 05, 2010

    Everyone, it seems, loves Theodore Roosevelt. He did so many things, and was so many things, in his fully-lived life, that there's an aspect of his personality that anyone - of any political persuasio...

  • Checkman
    Feb 14, 2015

    Theodore Roosevelt is one of our most admired presidents. It seems that regardless of one's political viewpoints there is something about him that one can admire. There is a laundry list: Liberals, co...

  • Max
    May 01, 2015

    In this superbly written first volume of three, Morris portrays a man of unbelievable fortitude, accomplishment and unparalleled scope. Theodore Roosevelt’s incredibly incisive mind is coupled with ...

  • Marcel
    Oct 18, 2007

    Teddy Roosevelt ranks among the most colorful characters in American history. We all have heard of the charge of Roosevelt's Raiders up San Juan Hill. But who knows that Teddy once captured a horse th...

  • Jim
    Jan 23, 2011

    This is one of the great biographies of all time, certainly the greatest I have ever read. Thus it is also the greatest presidential biography I have ever read, and I've read nearly thirty such volume...

  • Mary Mason
    Apr 05, 2008

    I'm a fiction reader, mostly; this was one of the efforts I made at reading some non-fiction after hearing Edmund Morris in an interview on a talk radio station. He was immensely impressive--so well s...

About Edmund Morris

Edmund Morris

Edmund Morris is a writer best known for his biographies of United States presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Morris received his early education in Kenya after which he attended Rhodes University in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before emigrating to the United States in 1968.His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and Natio