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Colonel Roosevelt
     

Colonel Roosevelt

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by Edmund Morris
 

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This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize– and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, marks the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. What other president has

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Colonel Roosevelt 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 183 reviews.
DRL79 More than 1 year ago
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!!!!!
glauver More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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obeythekitty More than 1 year ago
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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