Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States

Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States : His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy

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"A splendid piece of work." - Edmund Morris In a unique project, author Daniel Ruddy has carefully extracted Teddy Roosevelt's most relevant and telling comments-from letters, books, speeches, and other sources-and organized them to form a fairly full, always colorful, and highly opinionated history of the United States up to 1919 (the year TR died). With a preface by Theodore Rex author Edmund Morris.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 35.56mm | 476.27g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061834343
  • 9780061834349
  • 2,078,615

Review quote

I have nothing but admiration for a young historian's ingenuity in putting together what is, in a sense, a Rooseveltian apologia pro vita sua, with not one word of other argument interpolated...A splendid piece of work. -- Edmund Morris This is a book that everyone even faintly interested in American history will read with amazement and delight. It is nothing less than an historical experience, a journey into our past in the company of a unique and often startling time-traveller. -- Thomas Fleming, author of THE INTIMATE LIVES OF THE FOUNDING FATHERS "Daniel Ruddy's Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States is a marvelous omnibus showcasing our twenty-sixth president's flashy wit, statesman-like grace, and original thinking. A real gift to the world." -- Douglas Brinkley, author of "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt's and the Crusade for America"
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Back cover copy

An astute observer of history, Theodore Roosevelt was a hanging judge who did not hesitate to render harsh verdicts about leaders and events from America's past. His razor-sharp opinions cut to the core, capturing the essence of obscure and prominent figures alike. Roosevelt's ideas about the nation's early days and his own times can be found sprinkled throughout his voluminous writings. Now these "pearls of thought" (as one of his book reviewers described them in 1888) have been pulled together into one volume by Daniel Ruddy, providing readers with Roosevelt's unique view of American history from the Revolution to the beginning of the twentieth century.

What emerges from these pages reveals as much about Roosevelt as it does about the United States. This colorful compendium offers a wonderful, often unexpected view of both American history and one of the country's most energetic, brilliant, and entertaining leaders.
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About Daniel Ruddy

Daniel Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where a childhood trip to Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, triggered a lifelong interest in Theodore Roosevelt. A marketing consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Ruddy holds a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.
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