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Author: Edmund Morris Narrator: Mark Deakins Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2010 ISBN: 9780307750501
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Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time

Described 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 Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • Magnificent . . . one of those rare works that is both definitive for the period it covers and fascinating to read for sheer entertainment. The New York Times Book Review
  • A towering biography . . . a brilliant chronicle. Time
  • Theodore Roosevelt, in this meticulously researched and beautifully written biography, has a claim on being the most interesting man ever to be President of this country. Los Angeles Times Book Review
  • Spectacles glittering, teeth and temper flashing, high-pitched voice rasping and crackling, Roosevelt surges out of these pages with the force of a physical presence. The Atlantic Monthly
  • [Morris’s] prose is elegant and at the same time hard and lucid, and his sense of narrative flow is nearly flawless. . . . The author re-creates a sense of the scene and an immediacy of the situation that any skilled writer should envy and the most jaded reader should find a joy. The Miami Herald
  • A monumental work in every sense of the word . . . a book of pulsating and well-written narrative. The Christian Science Monitor
  • Winner of the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Biography/Autobiography
  • Winner of the 1980 National Book Award for Biography

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fowie | 2/17/2014

    " I always had an inkling that Teddy was an amazing man, but after reading the biography I've realized he sets a great example in how to live your life in many aspects. I'm not saying he's perfect, but if you want an example of the benefits of hard work and persistence from childhood through adulthood, this is a great example. I loved the adventures he went on, and reading about his life. The political side was a little dry, and assumed that I knew more than I do about late 1800's politics. (If you don't know what Tammany Hall is, look it up, because you get no explanation from the book). All in all, an enjoyable read. This book only covers Theodore's rise to the Presidency, so I'm interested to read about the rest of his life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 2/14/2014

    " A book of this length, only covering TR's life up until the presidency, has potential to get lost in its details. That doesn't happen here, as Morris never lets the story lose its momentum. It doesn't hurt that TR is probably the most interesting, personality wise, of all our presidents. By the time he was President he'd already been a congressman, cowboy, colonel/war hero, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, and governor. My only gripe about this book is it kept me thinking about what I'd done with my life so far in comparison. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Randall | 2/9/2014

    " No better bio triology. Few better men. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 2/5/2014

    " Really enjoying it - but put it down with 200 pages to go and haven't been able to pick it back up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marvin | 2/4/2014

    " Very good book. The right amount of detail of his life and provided insight without adding too much of the author's interpretation. Just remember that this biography is time boxed to the years between when Teddy became an adult up to but not including the Presidency. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 2/1/2014

    " To understand the Theodore Roosevelt as President, it is necessary to understand his life beforehand. From his early battles with illness to his frontier adventures, so much of TR's first 40 years shaped the man who became president in 1901. Morris excels at writing a biography that is detailed, yet thrilling. I look forward to reading Morris' other biographies of Roosevelt in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 1/27/2014

    " This was a very interesting book and I enjoyed the history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zack | 1/16/2014

    " This is a great biography of Theodore Roosevelt. It's very well written and is easy to read. It covers his life from birth to the time that McKinley is assassinated. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patty | 1/14/2014

    " the man was force of nature, hyper, brilliant, sickly and devourer (is that a word) of life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daryl | 12/2/2013

    " A very well written history of TR's youth. Enjoyed reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich | 11/10/2013

    " This is the defining book to understand this very complex president. This edition is part one of a three part series that took three decades to complete. It is a gift to humanity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maeve | 9/16/2013

    " I listened to this on audiobook and the narrator was amazing. Every time he read a quote from TR he did it in TR's voice which was great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadia | 1/14/2013

    " This is by far the best book I've read about Theodore R. VERY well written. I could not put it down...enjoyed all 900 pages! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 7/5/2012

    " Fantastic Book about our one and only President Theodore Roosevelt! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 7/2/2012

    " great things can come from spunk. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steve | 5/25/2012

    " The first of the three biography series of Theodore Roosevelt. This tells of Theodore Roosevelt's childhood all throughout being commander of the Rough Riders who fought at the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish American War. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Terry | 4/1/2012

    " Roosevelt is always an interesting, larger than life character. Morris is a pro in covering his early life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ron | 10/13/2011

    " He is the most interesting man in the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 9/3/2011

    " Morris is my second favorite biographer to Caro... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candy | 8/19/2011

    " Very interesting history of Teddy before and up to the presidency. I plan to listen to Theodore Rex next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew | 6/12/2011

    " As good as the follow-up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 6/6/2011

    " This book was so informative and yet so very entertaining. To say the least there are no men in politics like him today sadly. so many wonderful things to say about this book and the the wonderful way it was written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bruce | 5/3/2011

    " A fitting end to an excellent trilogy of our most intriguing president. Author of 40 books and innumerable articles and editorials. In his post presidential period he goes big game hunting in Africa and exploring in the Amazon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/2/2011

    " I loved the first book on TR he wrote, fell asleep and gave up on book 2, so I'm starting this one HOPING it doesn't put me to sleep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 4/27/2011

    " Like the "World's Most Interesting Man" ads, but real. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Merrill | 3/16/2011

    " Well written and what a guy! However, a little bloodthirsty in terms of hunting and warfare. He was a peacemaker, until there was a war. He well defines a renaissance man of his zestful knowledge of just about everything. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaworu | 3/2/2011

    " Excellent conclusion to an excellent series about a very interesting figure. "

About the Author

Arthur Morey has won three AudioFile Magazine “Best Of” Awards, and his work has garnered numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and placed him as a finalist for two Audie Awards. He has acted in a number of productions, both off Broadway in New York and off Loop in Chicago. He graduated from Harvard and did graduate work at the University of Chicago. He has won awards for his fiction and drama, worked as an editor with several book publishers, and taught literature and writing at Northwestern University. His plays and songs have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Milan, where he has also performed.

About the Narrator

Mark Deakins is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator and actor whose television appearances include Head Case, Star Trek: Voyager, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. His film credits include Intervention, Star Trek: Insurrection, and The Devil’s Advocate. He wrote, directed, and produced the short film The Smith Interviews.