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Theodore Roosevelt: Fighting Patriot

3.06  ·  Rating Details  ·  18 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
218 pages
Published June 1953 by Follett Publishing Company
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Jill
Nov 22, 2014 Jill rated it liked it
Shelves: newbery-honor
I enjoyed this biography of Theodore Roosevelt’s life. The author does a nice job of giving context to his rise to power as a politician, showing how he struggled with and overcame childhood illness and incorporated that fighting spirit into his every day life.

Description of cigar factory reform championed by Roosevelt: “This attempt in the early 1880’s to have a product made under healthy conditions was very bold. Many said that Roosevelt’s concern showed he was a youthful Don Quixote rather t
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Thomas Bell
May 20, 2016 Thomas Bell rated it liked it
Shelves: newbery-honors
This is a good book in my opinion. 3.5 stars, easy. It details the life, happy and sad, of Theodore Roosevelt. He was a great man, also in my opinion. If only the Republican Party nominated Roosevelt instead of Taft (for his second term), then it's likely that our nation would never have had to deal with the miserable Woodrow Wilson. And it's incredibly likely we would have gotten into WWI more quickly and saved possibly many lives. Just saying.

Anyway, the book is well-written, though it is slig
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Oct 24, 2012 Erin rated it it was ok
Roosevelt Island is my favorite presidential memorial in DC- I find all of the quotes so inspiring- so I was excited to learn more about this President. And I did learn a lot, but this book sort of tripped and fast forwarded and even seemed to change writing styles often, which was frustrating and more difficult to read than it needed to be.
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