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Mornings on Horseback

David McCullough

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood. His father -- the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," -- is a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. His mother -- Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt -- is a Southerner and celebrated beauty. Mornings on Horseback spans seventeen years -- from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when he returns from the West a "real life cowboy" to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit. This is a tale about family love and family loyalty...about courtship, childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about gutter politics and the tumultuous Republican Convention of 1884...about grizzly bears, grief and courage, and "blessed" mornings on horseback at Oyster Bay or beneath the limitless skies of the Badlands.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nelson Runger

Length:

19h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:44


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:03


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

43:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:33


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

32:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

33:54


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

15:46


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

45:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

28:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

27:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:09


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

14:40


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

22:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

36:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:42


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:45


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

39:17


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:26


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

32:25


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

23:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

22:35


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:52


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

30:40


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

15:34


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:50


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

47:42


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

15:31


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:55


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

11:05


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

25:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

47:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

18:33


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

16:06


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

52:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

16:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

32:11


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

31:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

26:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:49