The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

  • by Edmund Morris
  • Narrated by Harry Chase
  • 8 hrs and 52 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Available for the first time in audio, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is the story of seven men - a naturalist, a writer, a lover, a hunter, a ranchman, a soldier, and a politician - who merged at age 42 to become the youngest American President in history. Twenty-one years ago, this classic biography (the first volume of a planned trilogy; the second, Theodore Rex, was published in 2001) won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award, and since then it has never been out of print.

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What the Critics Say

Pulitzer Prize winner, Biography or Autobiography, 1980; American Book Award winner
"A towering biography...a brilliant chronicle." (Time)
"Magnificent...a sweeping narrative of the outward man and a shrewd examination of his character." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Roosevelt surges out of these pages with the force of a physical presence." (The Atlantic Monthly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

One of the best books I've come across.

This is truely a great book about one of the most interesting men in Amercian history. My only regret is that is only availabe in the abridged format. PLEASE RELEASE THE UNABRIDGED BOOK!!
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- Michael

Entertaining History

Edmund Morris has a knack for making biographies interesting. With someone like Theodore Roosevelt who is such a charismatic figure in our nation's history, he really shines. The descriptions of his trips out west made me want to head to the Dakotas to see the Badlands for myself. I really enjoyed how Morris tied together the political picture and not just the adventures of Roosevelt.
Also, the narration is fantastic, the voice of Roosevelt shines through and was used appropriately throughout the reading.
The last star is missing simply because I really wanted to have the unabridged version.
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- Heath

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-04-2002
  • Publisher: Random House Audio