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The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt (American Presidency Series)

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Theodore Roosevelt was hearty, frank, freindly, and bold - a president so popular that many Americans believed they knew him personally. Through the force of his personality and excitement of his adventuring, he wove the presidency into the fabric of daily life as no other president had done. Nearly a century later he is remembered as the most colourful chief executive.
Hardcover, 355 pages
Published March 31st 1991 by University Press of Kansas (first published 1991)
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Alec Rogers
May 11, 2012 Alec Rogers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lewis Gould's volume on Roosevelt's presidency attempts to cram a lot of material into less than 300 pages of text. He succeeds in presenting a comprehensive survey of the "Republican Roosevelt's" time in office. Every event, major or minor, is covered to some extent. Tariffs, foreign policy, preservation and the Panama Canal all loom large. At the center of the story is Gould's concept of Roosevelt's "personalized presidency," which put Theodore (neither he nor anyone near him called him "Teddy ...more
Briggs Tople
Oct 12, 2012 Briggs Tople rated it really liked it
Lewis L. Gould is an amazing author, he has swept me off my feet in this amazing book, on the life and experiences of Theodore Roosevelt! Lewis if I may be so bold has literally made me feel I wasn't reading a biography, but as if I was sitting down with Theodore Roosevelt himself! Everything is clear it even declares which state every place was, and where even his most favorite places in America exactly were.In about 4 words (This Book Is Amazing)! It makes perfect sense!I love Lewis and his bo ...more
Donna
Jul 04, 2008 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some things just never change...Teddy Roosevelt appealed to religious sects and civil rights advocates during his second term campaign. He put Catholics in office and shunned advisors whose views contradicted his own and never really did anything to improve the plight of black citizens.

This being said, Teddy had amazing foresight for the future of our country. It is a shame that he promised early on not to run for a third term...
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