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Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780671447540
Author(s): David McCullough
Format: Paperback
Year: 1982
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Dimensions: 153 x 237 x 29 (w x l x h)
Pages: 445

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"Mornings on Horseback" is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (John A. Gable, "Newsday), " it is the winner of the "Los Angeles Times" 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of "Truman, " this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised.

The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR's first love. All are brought to life to make "a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail," wrote "The New York Times Book Review."

A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship whic Please click here to ask a question
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