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Colonel Roosevelt

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  • Posted December 7, 2010

    Well written, informative bio

    As with the previous two volumes of this trilogy Morris succeeds in bringing the reader deep into TR's public and private worlds. The writing is absolutely beautiful, on par with Caro, McCullough and Kearns-Goodwin among popular historians. I particularly admire the manner in which he effectively describes Roosevelt's eclectic, dynamic life in three distinct periods while maintaining the true essence of the man: his amazing intellect. To end this review with a hearty "BULLY!" is certainly trite; however, it certainly fits...BULLY!!!!!

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

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    Bully!

    It has taken the author over 30 years to finish his landmark life of TR and the same period of time for me to read it. It has been worth the wait. Edmund Morris chronicles the ex-President's many adventures and interests and his interactions with political friends and foes. (He thought Winston Churchill was boring. Were they too much alike?) Although Volume 3 is as well written as the other two books, I felt a certain melancholy reading about the Colonel's decline in his last decade and the loss of his youngest son in WWI. Morris does not gloss over his subject's failing but still allows his outsize personality to burst off the pages. Theodore Roosevelt, dead almost a century, seems more alive than our living political figures.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2011

    Top Notch. I can't put it down

    I am entranced by this third volume of the Edmund Morris's biography of Theodore Roosevelt. While I am only about halfway through (up to 1913/14), I am absorbed by Morris's broad view of the fabric of the early 20th Century, not only in the US but in the world. If you like good biography written in a compelling manner, this whole series and this volume of it in particular is for you.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2010

    I hoped for some insight

    I hoped for some opinion before buying this book. I've read Morris' first two volumes - twice! The life of Theodore Roosevelt was so compelling. Then I started to read "Dutch" which left me deeply disappointed. Morris' portrayal of Reagan and his conclusions were dead wrong. Reagan was not an "airhead" as asserted by Morris, but one determined person to bring down communism.

    2 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2010

    Too expensive

    I would love to read the book but an ebook should not be this pricy.
    I'll read a copy from the library.

    2 out of 26 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 18, 2014

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    if you enjoyed the first volume

    this second volume, set during the presidential years, is almost as good as the first. and will definitely have you answering more questions on Jeopardy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    I LUV TR!!

    The best book about TR (ever) by the best qualified to write about him. Why? If you have come to this book after having read the other two titles in the trilogy (and over 1800 pages), you are ready for the continuing story. This loud, powerful man is documented in a calm, even style. This book takes you from the White House to the death bed. I confess to blubbering heavily at the end. Well done TR!!!

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  • Posted November 20, 2011

    The best in today's biography and history.

    I found this book to be one of the best in giving us all a very good picture of the Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt. Edmund Morris gives us a good literary and excellent view of this life of Theodore Roosevelt. When I finished the book, I felt like I had just seen the movie base on the three volume biography.

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  • Posted March 31, 2011

    detail

    Too much detail for me ... but I did it!

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