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Theodore Roosevelt: A Biography

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Pringle’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography not only chronicles the incidents that shaped Roosevelt’s career but also offers insight into the character and mind of this colorful american president. Index.
Paperback, 456 pages
Published January 13th 2003 by Mariner Books (first published 1931)
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“Theodore Roosevelt: A Biography” is Henry Pringle’s Pulitzer Prize winning biography of the twenty-sixth president. Published in 1931, just twelve years after Roosevelt’s death, it was considered the definitive biography of Roosevelt for many years. Pringle was a journalist and biographer, and also authored a two-volume biography of William Howard Taft in 1939.

One thing is immediately obvious when reading this biography: the author is not one of Teddy Roo
An interesting biography of TR first written in the 1930s, which gives the book a unique perspective. The author uses a roughly chronological framework to tell the story of TR's life, but he isn't afraid to jump forward or backward in time when a certain event sheds light on another period.

I learned quite a bit about TR from this book--he was a complex character with a fascinating life--but I'm left wanting to read another more modern, perhaps broader take on the man.
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We read this in American Studies in high school. I remember really liking it, but wonder what I would think if I read it today. I didn't realize it was written such a long time ago...
Not very good. I did not enjoy this book as much as I was expecting to. It's just not a vary interesting read.
Watch Ken Burns!
Very good comprehensive biography. Does not follow chronological order.
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