I Rose Like a Rocket: The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt

I Rose Like a Rocket: The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt

by Paul Grondahl
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803259875

ISBN-13: 9780803259874

Pub. Date: 05/28/2007

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Teddy Roosevelt (1858–1919), the favorite political role model of Bill Clinton and both George Bushes, is legendary for his political acumen and for bending the world to his will. Where, however, did America’s twenty-sixth president learn how to master the rough-and-tumble of politics? Not by weightlifting and boxing, or by heading out West to try

Overview

Teddy Roosevelt (1858–1919), the favorite political role model of Bill Clinton and both George Bushes, is legendary for his political acumen and for bending the world to his will. Where, however, did America’s twenty-sixth president learn how to master the rough-and-tumble of politics? Not by weightlifting and boxing, or by heading out West to try cattle ranching, or even as a Rough Rider in Cuba. He was far more than simply a self-made man or a crusading outsider who reinvented politics wholesale. The story of his political education has never been fully told and is every bit as entertaining as his more famous nonpolitical exploits. Roosevelt's rise to the presidency is one of the most captivating, instructive, and inspiring of any American president.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803259874
Publisher:
University of Nebraska Press
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
470
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prelude PRACTICAL POLITICS

Chapter 1 BEGINNINGS

Chapter 2 HARVARD

Chapter 3 ASSEMBLY

Chapter 4 TRAGEDY

Chapter 5 BADLANDS

Chapter 6 WASHINGTON

Chapter 7 POLICE COMMISSIONER

Chapter 8 ROUGH RIDER

Chapter 9 GOVERNOR

Chapter 10 VICE PRESIDENT

Chapter 11 RIDE TO THE PRESIDENCY

NOTES

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY AND SOURCES

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INDEX

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