“A splendid piece of work.”
— Edmund Morris
In a unique project, author Daniel Ruddy has carefully extracted Teddy Roosevelt’s most relevant and telling comments—from letters, books, speeches, and other sources—and organized them to form a fairly full, always colorful, and highly opinionated history of the United States up to 1919 (the year TR died). With a preface by Theodore Rex author Edmund Morris.
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About the Author
Daniel Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where a childhood trip to Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, triggered a lifelong interest in Theodore Roosevelt. A marketing consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Ruddy holds a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.
Table of Contents
Foreword Edmund Morris xi
1 On Writing History 1
2 Revolutionary Era (1776-1824) 21
3 Jacksonian Era (1825-1850) 109
4 Civil War Era (1851-1876) 165
5 Gilded Age (1877-1900) 207
6 Twentieth Century (1901-1918) 253
Works Cited and Other Sources 521
Explanatory Notes 325
Source Notes 355
What People are Saying About This
“Daniel Ruddy’s Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States is a marvelous omnibus showcasing our twenty-sixth president’s flashy wit, statesman-like grace, and original thinking. A real gift to the world.”
This is a book that everyone even faintly interested in American history will read with amazement and delight. It is nothing less than an historical experience, a journey into our past in the company of a unique and often startling time-traveller.
I have nothing but admiration for a young historian’s ingenuity in putting together what is, in a sense, a Rooseveltian apologia pro vita sua, with not one word of other argument interpolated...A splendid piece of work.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I purchased this book for my husband. He has enjoyed reading it; and has found it very interesting and informative. If offers insights into his brilliance and sometimes caustic opinions, some of which were not known to him prior to receiving this gift. I believe it would make a great gift for anyone with an interest in one of the most "larger-than-life", vibrant President to ever hold office.