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4.00009608917075 out of 54.00009608917075 out of 54.00009608917075 out of 54.00009608917075 out of 54.00009608917075 out of 5 4.00 (10,407 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Edmund Morris Narrator: Harry Chase Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged 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
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • A 2003 Audie Award Finalist
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An ALA Notable Book Finalist for Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Drew Johnson | 2/13/2014

    " Political courage/purpose. Drive. Conservationist/Naturalist. Diplomacy (Russo-japanese war); anti trust; panama canal; hosted first black in white house. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Chungsoo Lee | 2/5/2014

    " A well written, well read book. A president who had the Congress and the country in his hands stood up to the business tycoons of the time such as J. P. Morgan. Another fact supported by history: Business can never be trusted to look after the well fare of the society, no matter how loudly it claims that it can be. Government must exist to reign on it time to time, which was true then as it is now. The well fare of the few rich should never be won by the ill fate of the many. What is the value of unbridled expansion of one's wealth, of the survival or domination of the fittest? Government exists for the well being of the whole society. Those who pursue this goal will be remembered in the annuls of history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ross | 2/3/2014

    " A little bit of a stretch to give this 4 stars, but it really is an interesting period in our history and the story of a truly amazing personality. In the presidency we see TR move from what we might call "very self-confident" to the line bordering megalomania, and perhaps over that line at times. And the nice thing is, it was all directed at the public good. Our 2nd greatest president was only eclipsed by Lincoln in terms of accomplishment and ability. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Jay | 2/1/2014

    " Good subject, but entirely too long and laborious. "

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