WENDY SMITH, Newsday “A reader doesn't have to turn too many pages of this grand biography of Theodore Roosevelt's presidential years before coming to the inescapable ... [Theodore Rex is brilliantly researched and masterfully told.
Author: Edmund Morris
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A shining portrait of a presciently modern political genius maneuvering in a gilded age of wealth, optimism, excess and American global ascension.”—San Francisco Chronicle WINNER OF THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY • “[Theodore Rex] is one of the great histories of the American presidency, worthy of being on a shelf alongside Henry Adams’s volumes on Jefferson and Madison.”—Times Literary Supplement Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman energy, charm, and political skills. He proceeded to combat the problems of race and labor relations and trust control while making the Panama Canal possible and winning the Nobel Peace Prize. But his most historic achievement remains his creation of a national conservation policy, and his monument millions of acres of protected parks and forest. Theodore Rex ends with TR leaving office, still only fifty years old, his future reputation secure as one of our greatest presidents.
Judgment”. Kaneko's comment that TR had pre-arranged this meeting with Jusserand. 105 Morris, Theodore Rex, 380. 106 Dalton, Theodore Roosevelt, A Strenuous Life, 270; Morris, Theodore Rex, ...
Author: Stanley Wien
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This is the little known story of how Theodore Roosevelt, as president, used his mediation and diplomatic skills to end the Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Culminating in the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, this journey describes how TR’s unrelenting determination bridged the inflexible divide between Japan and Russia—two countries who could not muster the moral courage to embrace peace. The treaty fulfilled his foreign policy vision of a global balance of power among the major international nations at the turn of the twentieth century. Acclaimed worldwide as a peacemaker, he was recognized with the Nobel Peace Prize for his unique personal style of diplomacy of “speaking softly” rather than “carrying a big stick.” Highly relevant to the state of world affairs today and the challenge of America’s leadership role in global foreign policy.
Edmund Morris , Theodore Rex ( New York : Random House , 2001 ) , 52–4 . 4. W. H. Thorne , “ Globe Notes , ” The Globe 44 ( Dec. 1901 ) : 502 ; “ The Color Question Again , " Christian - Evangelist , Oct. 24 , 1901 , 1347 ; “ A Tempest ...
Author: Benjamin J. Wetzel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Theodore Roosevelt is well-known as a rancher, hunter, naturalist, soldier, historian, explorer, and statesman. His visage is etched on Mount Rushmore—alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln—as a symbol of his vast and consequential legacy. While Roosevelt's life has been written about from many angles, no modern book probes deeply into his engagement with religious beliefs, practices, and controversies despite his lifelong church attendance and commentary on religious issues. Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit traces Roosevelt's personal religious odyssey from youthful faith and pious devotion to a sincere but more detached adult faith. Benjamin J. Wetzel presents the president as a champion of the separation of church and state, a defender of religious ecumenism, and a "preacher" who used his "bully pulpit" to preach morality using the language of the King James Bible. Contextualizing Roosevelt in the American religious world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Wetzel shows how religious groups interpreted the famous Rough Rider and how he catered to, rebuked, and interacted with various religious constituencies. Based in large part on personal correspondence and unpublished archival materials, this book offers a new interpretation of an extremely significant historical figure.
Morris, Theodore Rex, chs. 9–11. 60. Gould, Presidency of Roosevelt, 64. 61. Id., 66. 62. Morris, Theodore Rex, 225–26. 63. Doris Kearns Goodwin, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of ...
Author: Harold H. Bruff
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Examines constitutional innovations related to executive power made by each of the nation's forty-four presidents.
“The government,” he: Martin, James J. Hill, 514; Morris, Theodore Rex, 60. There was a: Klein, The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman, 310. The “whole question: Wall Street Journal, March 21, 1902; quoted in ibid.
Author: Larry Haeg
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
In 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize: a twice-bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two-bit railroad (literally—five years back, its stock traded for twenty-five cents a share). But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West. Two titans of American railroads set their sights on it: James J. Hill, head of the Great Northern and largest individual shareholder of the Northern Pacific, and Edward Harriman, head of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific. The subsequent contest was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only Hill against Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. The story, told here in full for the first time, transports us to the New York Stock Exchange during the unfolding of the earliest modern-day stock market panic. Harriman vs. Hill re-creates the drama of four tumultuous days in May 1901, when the common stock of the Northern Pacific rocketed from one hundred ten dollars a share to one thousand in a mere seventeen hours of trading—the result of an inadvertent “corner” caused by the opposing forces. Panic followed and then, in short order, a calamity for the “shorts,” a compromise, the near-collapse of Wall Street brokerages and banks, the most precipitous decline ever in American stock values, and the fastest recovery. Larry Haeg brings to life the ensuing stalemate and truce, which led to the forming of a holding company, briefly the biggest railroad combine in American history, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the deal, launching the reputation of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes as the “great dissenter” and President Theodore Roosevelt as the “trust buster.” The forces of competition and combination, unfettered growth, government regulation, and corporate ambition—all the elements of American business at its best and worst—come into play in the account of this epic battle, whose effects echo through our economy to this day.
The second volume of the trilogy , Theodore Rex . was published in 2001 , see Edmund Morris , Theodore Rex ( New York : Random House , 2001 ) . 3 David McCullough , Mornings on Horseback : The Story of an Extraordinary Family ...
Author: Tom Lansford
Publisher: Nova Publishers
Category: Biography & Autobiography
President of the United States of America, is an official title sought by many and won by only a few individuals. The series entitled First Men, America's President, contains a book length biography of each 'President of the United States of America'. Every book contains information on the President's early education, professional career, military or political service prior to the presidency, interpretative discussion of both domestic and foreign policies during each presidency, and the conclusion of their political lives in public service. The two major themes of this series are the character traits marking success in the presidency, and the changes in the office of presidents throughout America's history. Character matters in all walks of life, but perhaps matters most within the character of the President of the United States.
“Uprising occurred tonight”: Quoted in E. Morris, Theodore Rex, 289. hundreds of U.S. Marines: Moskin, U.S. Marine Corps Story, 152. The treaty contained: O'Toole, Five ofHearts, 370. General Rafael Reyes: Zimmermann, ...
Author: J. Robert Moskin
This magisterial work on American diplomacy by a veteran journalist and historian is the first complete history of the U.S. Foreign Service American Statecraft is a fascinating and comprehensive look at the unsung men and women of the U.S. Foreign Service whose dedication and sacrifices have been a crucial part of our history for over two centuries. Fifteen years in the making, veteran journalist and historian Moskin has traveled the globe conducting hundreds of interviews both in and out of the State Department to look behind the scenes at America's "militiamen of diplomacy." As the nation's eyes and ears, our envoys pledge a substantial part of their lives in foreign lands working for the benefit of their nation. Endeavoring to use dialogue and negotiation as their instruments of change, our diplomats tirelessly work to find markets for American business, rescue its citizens in trouble abroad, and act in general as "America's first line of defense" in policy negotiations, keeping America out of war. But it took generations to polish these skills, and Moskin traces America's full diplomatic history, back to its amateur years coming up against seasoned Europeans during the days of Ben Franklin, now considered the father of the U.S. Foreign Service, and up to the recent Benghazi attack. Along the way, its members included many devoted and courageous public servants, and also some political spoilsmen and outright rogues. An important contribution to the political canon, American Statecraft recounts the history of the United States through the lens of foreign diplomacy.
What follows naturally relies heavily on Morris's brilliant two-volume biography (the second being titled Theodore Rex). 107. Despite his reputation as a “cowboy” . . . across his seven-plus years as president. A point made by Morris, ...
Author: Thomas P.M. Barnett
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Pentagon's New Map, a bold, trenchant analysis of the post-Bush world In Great Powers, New York Times bestselling author and prominent political consultant Thomas Barnett provides a tour-de-force analysis of the grand realignments in the post-Bush world-in the spheres of economics, diplomacy, defense, technology, security, the environment, and more. The "great powers" are no longer just the world's nation- states, but the most powerful and dynamic influences on the global stage, requiring not simply a course correction, but a complete recalibration. Globalization as it exists today was built by America- and now, Barnett says, it's time for America to shape and redefine what comes next.
Edmund Morris, Theodore Rex (New York: Random House, 2001), 60. “Private Divestiture: Antitrust's Latest Problem Child,” Fordham Law Review 41, no. 3. (I973): 581; Carl N. Degler, Out ofOur Past: The Forces That Shaped Modern America ...
Author: Susan P. Crawford
Publisher: Yale University Press
Why Americans are paying much more for Internet access,and getting much less
E. Morris, “'A Few Pregnant Days': Theodore Roosevelt and the Venezuelan Crisis of 1902,” Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal 15 (1989): 2–13; E. Morris, Theodore Rex (New York: Random House, 2001), 181–92; C. C. Hodge, ...
Author: Michael R. Canfield
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"Draws extensively on the 26th President's field notebooks, diaries and letters to share insight into how Roosevelt's field expeditions shaped his character and political polices, covering his teen ornithology adventures, Badlands travels and safaris in Africa and South America, "--NoveList.