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The Golden Lad
Author: Eric Burns

ISBN: 9781605989518
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 1 February 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.0
Description:
Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most fascinating and written-about presidents in American history?yet the most poignant tale about this larger-than-life man has never been told.

More than a century has passed since Theodore Roosevelt was in the White House, but he still continues to fascinate. Never has a more exuberant man been our nation's leader. He became a war hero, reformed the NYPD, busted the largest railroad and oil trusts, passed the Pure Food and Drug Act, created national parks and forests, won the Nobel Peace Prize, and built the Panama Canal?to name just a few.

Yet it was the cause he championed the hardest?America's entry in to WWI?that would ultimately divide and destroy him. His youngest son, Quentin, his favorite, would die in an air fight. How does looking at Theodore's relationship with his son, and understanding him as a father, tell us something new about this larger-than-life-man? Does it reveal a more human side? A more hypocritical side? Or simply, if tragically, a nature so surprisingly sensitive, despite the bluster, that he would die of a broken heart?

Roosevelt's own history of boyhood illne...

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