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4.00009635767971 out of 54.00009635767971 out of 54.00009635767971 out of 54.00009635767971 out of 54.00009635767971 out of 5 4.00 (10,378 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edmund Morris Narrator: Jonathan Marosz Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2001 ISBN: 9780736698900
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Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman energy, charm, and political skills. He proceeded to combat the problems of race and labor relations and trust control while making the Panama Canal possible and winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But his most historic achievement remains his creation of a national conservation policy, and his monument millions of acres of protected parks and forest. Theodore Rex ends with TR leaving office, still only fifty years old, his future reputation secure as one of our greatest presidents.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Magnificent…A sweeping narrative of the outward man and a shrewd examination of his character…It is one of those rare works that is both definitive for the period it covers and fascinating to read for sheer entertainment. There should be a queue awaiting the next volume.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “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

  • “In Edmund Morris, a great president has found a great biographer…Every bit as much a masterpiece of biographical writing as The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, which won the Pulitzer Prize.”

    Washington Post

  • “As a literary work on Theodore Roosevelt, it is unlikely ever to be surpassed. It is one of the great histories of the American presidency, worthy of being on a shelf alongside Henry Adams’s volumes on Jefferson and Madison.”

    Times Literary Supplement (London)

  • “A shining portrait of a presciently modern political genius maneuvering in a gilded age of wealth, optimism, excess, and American global ascension.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Roosevelt is a biographer’s dream, an epic character not out of place in an adventure novel.”

    Christian Science Monitor

  • Winner of the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography
  • An ALA Notable Book Finalist for Nonfiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riley | 2/5/2014

    " Edmund Morris is a great story teller. My one objection with this biography is one I have for many: that the author champions his subject too much. For instance, Morris presents the U.S.-sponsored rebellion in Panama as obviously justified given Colombian corruption and intransigence. But I think it can equally be seen as one link in a chain of instances where the United States overthrew its neighbors in the Americas when they didn't fall in line. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith Zimmerman | 1/30/2014

    " I am not a real biography reader, but this one was pretty good. The Republican party seems to have removed itself from this way of thinking over the years. I prefer them during Teddy's time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tenz457 | 1/14/2014

    " A good look into the life of a great man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 11/18/2013

    " This, the second volume in Edmund Morris's three-volume biography of Roosevelt, deals with his presidential years. Like the first volume, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, it is first-rate history that is beautifully written. My only quibble is that he devotes most of the book to Roosevelt's first term and shortchanges the second. I listened to the audiobook and reread passages in the hard copy. Jonathan Marosz's narration was stiff, unlike the fine reading by Mark Deakins of the first volume. But for anyone interested in either Roosevelt or the period, this book is a must. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R.J. Wheaton | 9/30/2013

    " Not quite as thrilling as the first volume -- the focus here is a little heavier on the legislative accomplishments, less on the astonishing trajectory (and complex personality) of the man. Lots of material on international diplomacy. I'm looking forward to the third volume. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 TC | 9/1/2013

    " too much tedious information.... I do not need to know who received the pens he used to sign a bill into law. Interesting and enlightening, but very difficult to plow through "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 8/30/2013

    " Extensive biography of Theodore Roosevelt's White House years. Good summary of the man and his time. His character comes right off the pages and seems real. I was particularly interested in his interest in books and other intellectual pursuits. He was truly a Renaissance man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 8/18/2013

    " Meticulously researched and no crazy mythical characters like the fictional dude in the RR "bio." What awful men in those times, in both the archaic meaning of the word and the current usages. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Will | 6/11/2013

    " Excellent biography. My quibble is only with the completely unnecessary colloquial quotes that began each chapter. Otherwise, this is a well-researched, well-written book covering the active presidency of an underrated president. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 William Thomas | 4/28/2013

    " Greatest president. Ever. And a republican. like what. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rgroves | 12/26/2012

    " Must read for anyone interested in American History "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kali | 11/7/2012

    " Lagged in sections, but really a great overview of his administrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 9/4/2012

    " Good snapshot of his presidency /character. For me, however, maybe too much election/politics overload right now so took me forever to get through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donald | 5/5/2012

    " The second book in the trilogy is a viable follow-up to the first one. Equally interesting as the first book, Morris extracts many details and weaves them together in a way which makes this amazing man accessible. I am looking forward to reading the third book soon! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 12/12/2011

    " The very well told history of America's most badass president. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Jennings | 11/1/2011

    " I want to be Theodore Roosevelt when I grow up. This book made me want to be. Edmund Morris does it like no one else. "

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

    " A great three part biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Unfortunately the third part hasn't been written yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dagoberto | 5/21/2011

    " A disappointing sequel, but it wasn't the worst thing in the world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Steven | 5/21/2011

    " What I learned? I learned that Theodore Roosevelt is an amazing bad-ass. He once knifed a cougar to death. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 R.J. | 4/26/2011

    " Not quite as thrilling as the first volume -- the focus here is a little heavier on the legislative accomplishments, less on the astonishing trajectory (and complex personality) of the man. Lots of material on international diplomacy. I'm looking forward to the third volume. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tenz457 | 3/6/2011

    " A good look into the life of a great man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt | 3/2/2011

    " Great book on the life and presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Morris does a phenomenal job of adding details that are often left out of biographies. He has really done his homework on this great president. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 2/10/2011

    " I really enjoyed this biography of TR because it really shows TR in a Heroic and exciting light. I felt like Morris showed him as everyone sees him, as a strong, fantastic, loyal, and fun man. An easy read but really extensive as a biography should be. "

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