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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 Maros Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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