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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Narrator: Edward Herrmann Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2013 ISBN: 9781442353169
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After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings Theodore Roosevelt, the muckraking journalists, and the Progressive Era to life.

As she focused on the relationships between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in No Ordinary Time, and on Lincoln and his Team in Team of Rivals, Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the “muckraking” press—including legendary journalists Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, William Allen White, and editor Sam McClure—Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture between the two led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that resulted in the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the diminishment of Theodore Roosevelt’s progressive wing of the Republican Party.

Like Goodwin’s chronicles of the Civil War and the Great Depression, The Bully Pulpit describes a time in our history that enlightened and changed the country, ushered in the modern age, and produced some unforgettable men and women. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Goodwin not only sheds light on the birth of the modern political world but chronicles a remarkable friendship between two remarkable men.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Goodwin directs her characters with precision and affection, and the story comes together like a well-wrought novel.”

    New York Times

  • “It’s a big book that cries out for a weekend in a cabin, a book to get fully lost in, to hole up with and ignore the modern world, to experience the days when newsmen and women were our heroes.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Goodwin’s account soars. She captures with masterly precision the depth of the Roosevelt-Taft relationship, the slow dissolution and the growing disillusion, the awkward attempts at rapprochement, and then the final break…It is a story worth telling, and one well told.”

    Boston Globe

  • “By shining a light on a little-discussed president and a much-discussed one, Goodwin manages to make history very much alive and relevant. Better yet—the party politics are explicitly modern.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “A notable, psychologically charged study in leadership.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Few audio productions this year are likely to match, or deserve as much praise as, this history of the Progressive Era and the presidential friendship that shaped, and was destroyed by, its politics. Doris Kearns Goodwin is one of our most popular and esteemed historians, and her gifts have never been better illustrated than in her shaping of that noisy and pontificate age into a manageable narrative—one that makes even the childhood and young manhood of William Howard Taft compelling listening. Edward Herrmann is simply her most simpatico reader. As in his reading of No Ordinary Time, his steady, unflagging delivery is perfectly attuned to her narrative voice and, without mimicry, to the broad array of voices, personalities, and events that highlight this rich personal and social drama.”

    AudioFile

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  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller
  • A 2013 Washington Post Notable Book for Nonfiction
  • A 2013 Economist Best Book for Politics and Current Affairs
  • A 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Adult Books
  • One of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2013 in Nonfiction
  • An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2013
  • Finalist for the 2013 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for History
  • A Time Magazine Best Book of 2013
  • A USA Today Best Book of 2013
  • A 2014 Carnegie Medal for Literature Finalist in Fiction
  • A Christian Science Monitor Best Book of 2013
  • Winner of the 2015 Audie Award for Best History/Biography Narration
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About the Author
Author Doris Kearns Goodwin

Doris Kearns Goodwin won the Pulitzer Prize in history for No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II. She is also the author of the bestsellers Wait Till Next Year, The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys, and Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. Goodwin was a White House Fellow during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration and taught government courses at Harvard University. She won the Lincoln Prize in 2006 for her book Team of Rivals and is a member of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission advisory board; she is also a political news analyst for NBC, CBS, and ABC, among others, and she lectures around the country. Goodwin lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband.

About the Narrator

Edward Herrmann (1943–2014) was one of America’s top audiobook narrators. He won multiple Audie Awards and twenty-two Earphones Awards, and his narration of the King James version of the Bible remains a benchmark in the industry.