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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (339 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Aida D. Donald Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2007 ISBN: 9781455188260
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New York state assemblyman, assistant secretary of the Navy, New York City police commissioner, governor of New York, vice president, and, at forty-two, the youngest president ever, Theodore Roosevelt—in his own words—“rose like a rocket.” He was also a cowboy, a soldier, a historian, an intrepid explorer, and an unsurpassed environmentalist—all in all, perhaps the most accomplished chief executive in our nation’s history. Roosevelt built the Panama Canal and engaged the country in world affairs, putting a temporary end to American isolationism. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize, the only sitting president so honored. In Lion in the White House, historian Aida Donald masterfully chronicles the life of this first modern president, illustrating the courage of this great leader.

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  • “In this new biography, Aida D. Donald presents a concise biography of President Theodore Roosevelt...she captures the charm, dynamism and non-stop charge of Roosevelt’s sixty years...Lion in the White House is a solid account of Theodore Roosevelt’s life while bringing a unique perspective to a life fully lived and fully examined.”

    Valdosta Daily Times

  • “Aida D. Donald’s elegant and affectionate portrait of Theodore Roosevelt is less a biography...than a masterful essay on idealism and power…[A] beautifully written and deeply intelligent book.”

    Alan Brinkley, Columbia University

  • “In every inflection and adjective, narrator Pam Ward mirrors the author’s admiration for the man who is often considered to be the country’s first modern president.”

    AudioFile

  • “Donald’s swift prose makes this a satisfying read.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Donald’s work serves as a fair introduction to Roosevelt’s life and a fine appreciation of his politics.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete Cochran | 12/17/2013

    " Very good book.... I started skim reading towards the end, when he quit the republican party and created the Progressive party... I stopped liking him, He was full of poo when he wasn't in action and just ran his mouth at that point of his life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 11/10/2013

    " A short look at a long and productive life. A better read would be The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex. Both are by Edmund Morris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rachel | 10/30/2013

    " Teddy is far cooler than the book, but still a worthy read. The dude rode a moose. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bruce Fieggen | 10/2/2013

    " Slim "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck Ravetto | 10/2/2013

    " I never realized what a strong leader he was! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colin | 8/15/2013

    " An excellent, if positively biased, biography of Theodore Roosevelt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alejandro | 7/28/2013

    " Excellent and fun for a biography. It tells the brief story of the huge project the Panama Canal encompassed. Rough Riders Philippines and Cuba few of the incredible adventures this President and fan of Abraham Lincoln. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janel | 4/22/2013

    " Teddy is a fascinating character and this is a short and very detailed version of his life. It was a bit too detailed and therefore a staggering read for such a small book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 11/9/2012

    " Simply told about "Teedie"'s life. Not hard and not boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betty | 8/26/2012

    " Interesting read!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darryl | 1/26/2012

    " Excellent book on Teddy Roosevelt that is fairly comprehensive, but also can be read in a weekend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/26/2011

    " Overview only. Read Morris for a fuller treatment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 10/8/2011

    " This was a short, concise biography. If you are looking for a full history of T. Roosevelt this is not the book for you, however it was easy to read and included lots of U.S. history in addition to following Roosevelts life and carreer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Courtney Boomsma | 6/24/2011

    " I had to abandon this book - the writing was terrible. I tried my darnedest to keep going but I think I would have rather watched a drunk snail find its way home than read one more of the author's terrible analogies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rick Townley | 3/24/2011

    " Concise overview of Roosevelt's life with emphasis on his White House years. Great for a refresher or intro without having to wade through thousands of pages of the more academic texts (which I will start next because this sparked my interest!) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Kitslaar | 3/19/2011

    " Great quick biography of an American president who changed the Republican party. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 1/18/2011

    " Overview only. Read Morris for a fuller treatment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Randy | 7/21/2010

    " Simply told about "Teedie"'s life. Not hard and not boring. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alejandro | 8/24/2009

    " Excellent and fun for a biography. It tells the brief story of the huge project the Panama Canal encompassed. Rough Riders Philippines and Cuba few of the incredible adventures this President and fan of Abraham Lincoln. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerren | 6/16/2009

    " Light reading biography of TR. Describes highlights of his life in a personalized way. Easy read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jared | 3/23/2009

    " Nice little on-the-go book for autobiography and half-assed history buffs.
    Not for the thorough, and if you have a strong command of our nation's past you probably won't learn anything new. I knew nothing about Roosevelt, but now I know at the very least he was a bad ass. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darryl | 8/10/2008

    " Excellent book on Teddy Roosevelt that is fairly comprehensive, but also can be read in a weekend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennie | 5/12/2008

    " This was a short, concise biography. If you are looking for a full history of T. Roosevelt this is not the book for you, however it was easy to read and included lots of U.S. history in addition to following Roosevelts life and carreer. "

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