Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001, marked the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.
"A biography of a DYNAMO of force and energy."
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. This first volume of a planned trilogy won both the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award. The second, Theodore Rex, is also available from audible.com.
"One of the best books I've come across."
Our guest is Edmund Morris, author of Colonel Roosevelt. This is the final in his series of three books on Theodore Roosevelt. In this program Morris will discuss Roosevelt’s years after the presidency up to his death at age 60. He also looks back at the 30 year process of writing about Theodore Roosevelt. The two previous books are The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex.