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Author: Henry Cabot Lodge, Theodore Roosevelt Narrator: Maurice England Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9781608145324
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Theodore Roosevelt proved that a political figure could also excel in military matters and literary endeavors. This work covers a most interesting list of heroes in American history, from Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark through various Revolutionary War participants, to activities during the Civil War. Daniel Boone will always occupy a unique place in our history as the archetype of the hunter and wilderness wanderer. He was a true pioneer, and stood at the head of that class of Indian-fighters, game-hunters, forest-fellers, and backwoods farmers who, generation after generation, pushed westward the border of civilization from the Alleghenies to the Pacific. As he himself said, he was "an instrument ordained of God to settle the wilderness.” Roosevelt was our 26th President and Lodge was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, as well as Majority Leader. Good friends, Roosevelt’s wife suggested they write a book about their favorite Americans and moments in history. The result is this (audio) book of twenty-six stories that also provide some moral and practical lessons.
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  • "George Washington, Daniel Boone, and Stonewall Jackson are all players in this montage of early American history. What began as the authors’ dinnertime tradition of sharing favorite stories became a joint venture to create a picture of the United States through the art of storytelling. Roosevelt and Lodge trace the period of the American Revolution through the Civil War by highlighting individuals who demonstrate valor and patriotism. Maurice England narrates this collection with stylistic ease and charm. He has a somewhat husky voice and speaks in a friendly tone. His relaxed pace moves the reader through these snapshots of American history. Taking on the role of storyteller, England faithfully captures the authors’ writing style and creates a memorable audio experience. D.M.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 11/11/2013

    " We read this book as part of our family devotions. It was interesting and gave us the opportunity to discuss godly character traits with our kids. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 4/7/2012

    " Read this with my children. Stories are broken into 4 parts, a couple pages each. I read one over breakfast every morning. The stories are absolutely inspiring and life changing. Great for building moral character in my children and myself. We are still reading a subsequent volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 9/1/2011

    " i liked reading about people who saved peoples lifes...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/22/2010

    " Great family time could be spent reading this book to each other. It is very informative and can keep the attention of any children. The stories are very inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 5/8/2009

    " I love this book. Several chapters nearly brought me to tears. Every school child should be made to read this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Don | 2/19/2005

    " a worthy book to repeat. Cool Courage and Reckless Daring. "

About the Author

Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the twenty-sixth president of the United States. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive movement, and “cowboy” image. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912. Before becoming president, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.

About the Narrator

Maurice England moved to the Chicago area in the fall of 2006, after a twelve year run as a long-haul trucker, to continue the cultivation of his lifelong interest in the expressive arts and oral interpretation. A veteran audiophile, Maurice listened to well over one thousand audiobooks while on the road and fell in love with the genre. From his past experience in broadcasting, community theater, music performance, and ministry he saw narrating as a means to merge his love for books, ideas, learning, and spiritual evolution with his interest in artistic expression. While his narration experience has primarily been nonfiction, personal development, and spiritual-growth titles, Maurice anticipates using his authentically warm and folksy southern style to entertain and inspire through storytelling. Inspired most by the behind-the-scenes artists who engineer, direct, edit, and master the audiobook productions we hear, Maurice has become an absorbed student and participant in the process.