The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt

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Praise for the original edition “Theodore Roosevelt in all his infinite variety—the vitality of him, the charm, the humor, the intellectual avidity, the love of people, the flattering devotion to his country. To a surprising degree the personality flashes before the reader as it flashed in life before his contemporaries.”—Hermann Hagedorn, friend and biographer of Theodore Roosevelt; Secretary and Director, Theodore Roosevelt Association, 1919–1957 A Classic Biography of Theodore Roosevelt—Reissued on the ...

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Overview

Praise for the original edition “Theodore Roosevelt in all his infinite variety—the vitality of him, the charm, the humor, the intellectual avidity, the love of people, the flattering devotion to his country. To a surprising degree the personality flashes before the reader as it flashed in life before his contemporaries.”—Hermann Hagedorn, friend and biographer of Theodore Roosevelt; Secretary and Director, Theodore Roosevelt Association, 1919–1957 A Classic Biography of Theodore Roosevelt—Reissued on the Sesquicentennial of His Birth This classic biography—copublished by the Theodore Roosevelt Association and The Lyons Press—includes an introduction by distinguished Roosevelt biographer Edmund Morris, and historical photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection at Harvard University. The seven Rooseveltian worlds Wagenknecht explores are those of Action, Human Relations, Thought, Family, Spiritual Values, Public Affairs, and War and Peace. As Morris observes in his introduction, Wagenknecht conveys every “interesting, spectacular, poignant, admirable, and . . . distressing or even pathological” aspect of Theodore Roosevelt without ever sentimentalizing him. As he also notes, “Wagenknecht came to grips with the centripetal personality coalescing from all this material by viewing it as a sort of biographical solar system—seven contrasting, yet gravitationally linked, ‘worlds’”—worlds that come together with compelling force in this remarkable volume

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599219615
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/19/2010
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,435,235
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward Wagenknecht (1900–2004) was born in Chicago and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1932. His long academic career included teaching positions at the University of Chicago, University of Washington, Illinois Institute of Technology, Boston University, and Harvard University. He wrote or edited more than sixty books, including The Man Charles Dickens: A Victorian Portrait (1929), Cavalcade of the English Novel (1942), Cavalcade of the American Novel (1952), John Greenleaf Whittier: A Portrait in Paradox (1967), and The Personality of Shakespeare (1972).

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Edmund MorrisThe Facts of T.R.'s LifeThe World of ActionThe World of ThoughtThe World of Human RelationsThe World of FamilyThe World of Spiritual ValuesThe World of Public AffairsThe World of War and Peace

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The Theodore Roosevelt Association was founded in 1919 and chartered by an act of Congress in 1920 “to preserve the memory and ideals” of the
twenty-sixth President of the United States. In 1958, the Association commissioned a biography of President Roosevelt to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his birth. Written by biographer, critic, and literature professor Edward Wagenknecht, The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt is a vibrant character study of one of America’s most famous and beloved leaders.
 
This new edition of Wagenknecht’s classic biography—copublished by the Theodore Roosevelt Association and The Lyons Press to commemorate the sesquicentennial of Theodore Roosevelt’s birth—includes an introduction by distinguished Roosevelt biographer Edmund Morris, and historical photographs from the Theodore Roosevelt Collection at Harvard University.
 
The seven Rooseveltian worlds Wagenknecht explores are those of Action, Human Relations, Thought, Family, Spiritual Values, Public Affairs, and War and Peace. As Morris observes in his introduction, Wagenknecht conveys every “interesting, spectacular, poignant, admirable, and . . . distressing or even pathological” aspect of Theodore Roosevelt without ever sentimentalizing him. As he also notes, “This book was written not by the usual political historian, but by a shy literary scholar who . . . seems to have read everything Theodore Roosevelt wrote. . . . Wagenknecht came to grips with the centripetal personality coalescing from all this material by viewing it as a sort of biographical solar system—sevencontrasting, yet gravitationally linked, ‘worlds’”—worlds that come together with compelling force in this remarkable volume
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