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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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This psychological biography is so fraught with unsubstantiated speculation and mischaracterization that I had to give up before the end of his second presidential term. The author consistently analyzes Roosevelt's actions and intentions without regard to their historical context.
I am no Roosevelt scholar, but I have read several other biographies and Dalton is so transparent in her determination to judge TR by current standards rather than by those of his own time that it renders her commentary incredible.
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