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Publisher's Summary

Esteemed Harvard University historian and Associate Fellow Kathleen Dalton has been studying Theodore Roosevelt since 1975. This authoritative work, incorporating the latest scholarship, paints a compelling portrait of the president in all his robust glory. Transforming from his early days as a sickly and fearful boy to his adulthood as an adventurous and perpetually active man, Roosevelt sought to engage life at its utmost. As president, he was popular and renowned as a man of the people; the fascinating story of the progression of his political outlook is charted in this rewarding book.
©2002 Kathleen Dalton; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC
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"Dalton admirably captured the vitality, insatiable curiosity, and passion that made Roosevelt such a compelling figure, both for his contemporaries and for historians." (Booklist)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Uri on 11-09-06

Informative, entertaining and well read

I was hesitant of getting such a long audiobook.

With the exception of the first 3 or so hours, which discusses TR's childhood with unnecessary detail, the book is extraordinary. Covering his personal and professional life, his internal contradiction, and his bigger than life persona.

I am amazed that after 20+ hours I do not dread listening to the reader, she is very good.

If you are interested in learning about arguably the most interesting president of the USA, I would think this book is as good as any and it is very pleasently read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By William R. Creech on 10-18-05

Excellent Biography

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys biography. I was constantly entertained and learned more than a bit of history. The author emphasized Roosevelt the man (his ideas and family life) rather than trying to detail every moment of this public life.

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