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Colonel Roosevelt

Edmund Morris

Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain "Colonel Roosevelt," he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. "If I see another king," he joked, "I think I shall bite him." Had TR won his historic "Bull Moose" campaign in 1912 (when he outpolled the sitting president, William Howard Taft), he might have averted World War I, so great was his international influence. Had he not died in 1919, at the early age of sixty, he would unquestionably have been reelected to a third term in the White House and completed the work he began in 1901 of establishing the United States as a model democracy, militarily strong and socially just. This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, is itself the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Packed with more adventure, variety, drama, humor, and tragedy than a big novel, yet documented down to the smallest fact, it recounts the last decade of perhaps the most amazing life in American history. What other president has written forty books, hunted lions, founded a third political party, survived an assassin's bullet, and explored an unknown river longer than the Rhine? Colonel Roosevelt begins with a prologue recounting what TR called his "journey into the Pleistocene"-a yearlong safari through East Africa, collecting specimens for the Smithsonian. Some readers will be repulsed by TR's bloodlust, which this book does not prettify, yet there can be no denying that the Colonel passionately loved and understood every living thing that came his way: The text is rich in quotations from his marvelous nature writing. Although TR intended to remain out of politics when he returned home in 1910, a fateful decision that spring drew him back into public life. By the end of the summer, in his famous "New Nationalism" speech, he was

Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain "Colonel Roosevelt," he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. "If I see another king," he joked, "I think I shall bite him." Had TR won his historic "Bull Moose" campaign in 1912 (when he outpolled the sitting president, William Howard Taft), he might have averted World War I, so great was his international influence. Had he not died in 1919, at the early age of sixty, he would unquestionably have been reelected to a third term in the White House and completed the work he began in 1901 of establishing the United States as a model democracy, militarily strong and socially just. This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, is itself the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Packed with more adventure, variety, drama, humor, and tragedy than a big novel, yet documented down to the smallest fact, it recounts the last decade of perhaps the most amazing life in American history. What other president has written forty books, hunted lions, founded a third political party, survived an assassin's bullet, and explored an unknown river longer than the Rhine? Colonel Roosevelt begins with a prologue recounting what TR called his "journey into the Pleistocene"-a yearlong safari through East Africa, collecting specimens for the Smithsonian. Some readers will be repulsed by TR's bloodlust, which this book does not prettify, yet there can be no denying that the Colonel passionately loved and understood every living thing that came his way: The text is rich in quotations from his marvelous nature writing. Although TR intended to remain out of politics when he returned home in 1910, a fateful decision that spring drew him back into public life. By the end of the summer, in his famous "New Nationalism" speech, he was
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Of all our great presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain "Colonel Roosevelt," he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. "If I see another king," he joked, "I think I shall bite him." Had TR won his historic "Bull Moose" campaign in 1912 (when he outpolled the sitting president, William Howard Taft), he might have averted World War I, so great was his international influence. Had he not died in 1919, at the early age of sixty, he would unquestionably have been reelected to a third term in the White House and completed the work he began in 1901 of establishing the United States as a model democracy, militarily strong and socially just. This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, is itself the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Packed with more adventure, variety, drama, humor, and tragedy than a big novel, yet documented down to the smallest fact, it recounts the last decade of perhaps the most amazing life in American history. What other president has written forty books, hunted lions, founded a third political party, survived an assassin's bullet, and explored an unknown river longer than the Rhine? Colonel Roosevelt begins with a prologue recounting what TR called his "journey into the Pleistocene"-a yearlong safari through East Africa, collecting specimens for the Smithsonian. Some readers will be repulsed by TR's bloodlust, which this book does not prettify, yet there can be no denying that the Colonel passionately loved and understood every living thing that came his way: The text is rich in quotations from his marvelous nature writing. Although TR intended to remain out of politics when he returned home in 1910, a fateful decision that spring drew him back into public life. By the end of the summer, in his famous "New Nationalism" speech, he was

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mark Deakins

Length:

24h 46m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:05


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:29


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:15


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:31


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:31


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:25


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:25


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:38


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:36


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:44


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:39


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:31


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:36


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:51


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:43


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:29


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:05


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:49


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:52


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:53


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:58


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:59


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:41


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:41


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:54


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:50


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:42


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:02


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:07


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:04


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:53


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:25


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:13


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:33


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:05


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:05


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:57


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:49


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:26


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:36


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

07:24


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:05


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

08:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:20


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:22


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:38


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:51


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:51


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:06


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:51


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:59


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:16


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

07:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:12


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:03


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:07


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:32


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:54


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:53


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:31


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:10


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:24


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

04:40


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

08:23


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:56


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:21


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:31


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:06


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:03


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:07


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

07:04


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:41


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:42


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:44


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

05:34


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:46


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

06:54


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:42


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

06:27


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:05


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:18


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:23


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

07:57


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

08:03


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

04:06


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:43


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

04:45


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

07:20


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

07:30


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

05:57


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:14


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:31


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:22


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:35


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

07:24


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

07:32


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

05:12


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

05:15


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:29


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

07:45


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

06:37


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

07:46


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

07:13


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:40


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:53


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:07


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:37


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

06:53


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

07:01


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:55


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

06:56


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

07:07


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

07:57


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:57


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:49


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

08:06


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

06:08


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

06:34


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

05:45


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

06:46


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:06


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:50


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

07:49


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

08:17


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:36


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:49


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

06:36


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

06:48


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

06:30


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:45


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:34


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

06:13


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:45


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

06:23


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:13


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

05:05


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

07:27


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

07:43


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:08


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

08:10


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:37


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:36


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

06:58


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:47


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:32


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

05:56


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:01


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

09:12


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

06:38


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

05:26


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

05:34


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

05:18


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

05:43


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:57


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:29


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

05:55


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

05:40


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

06:25


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

06:47


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

07:32


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

07:56


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

06:13

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