The Bully Pulpit
- Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
- Narrated by: Edward Herrmann
- Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
- Abridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-05-13
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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As she focused on the relationships between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in No Ordinary Time, and on Lincoln and his team in Team of Rivals, Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press - including legendary journalists Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, William Allen White, and editor Sam McClure - Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture between the two led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that resulted in the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the diminishment of Theodore Roosevelt's progressive wing of the Republican Party.
Like Goodwin's chronicles of the Civil War and the Great Depression, The Bully Pulpit describes a time in our history that enlightened and changed the country, ushered in the modern age, and produced some unforgettable men and women.
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Chuck on 05-04-14
Regret did not have time for unabridged
What made the experience of listening to The Bully Pulpit the most enjoyable?
The reader and the story of Taft
What did you like best about this story?
Stories about Taft
What about Edward Herrmann’s performance did you like?
Herrmannno could make phone book sound good
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The hidden Taft
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