The Bully Pulpit - Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism-logo

The Bully Pulpit - Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Doris Kearns Goodwin

After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings Theodore Roosevelt, the muckraking journalists, and the Progressive Era to life. As she focused on the relationships between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in No Ordinary Time, and on Lincoln and his Team in Team of Rivals, Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press-including legendary journalists Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, William Allen White, and editor Sam McClure-Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture between the two led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that resulted in the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the diminishment of Theodore Roosevelt's progressive wing of the Republican Party. Like Goodwin's chronicles of the Civil War and the Great Depression, The Bully Pulpit describes a time in our history that enlightened and changed the country, ushered in the modern age, and produced some unforgettable men and women.

After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings Theodore Roosevelt, the muckraking journalists, and the Progressive Era to life. As she focused on the relationships between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in No Ordinary Time, and on Lincoln and his Team in Team of Rivals, Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press-including legendary journalists Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, William Allen White, and editor Sam McClure-Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture between the two led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that resulted in the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the diminishment of Theodore Roosevelt's progressive wing of the Republican Party. Like Goodwin's chronicles of the Civil War and the Great Depression, The Bully Pulpit describes a time in our history that enlightened and changed the country, ushered in the modern age, and produced some unforgettable men and women.
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History

Description:

After Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin wields her magic on another larger-than-life president, and another momentous and raucous American time period as she brings Theodore Roosevelt, the muckraking journalists, and the Progressive Era to life. As she focused on the relationships between Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt in No Ordinary Time, and on Lincoln and his Team in Team of Rivals, Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the "muckraking" press-including legendary journalists Ida Tarbell, Lincoln Steffens, William Allen White, and editor Sam McClure-Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. The rupture between the two led Roosevelt to run against Taft for president, an ultimately futile race that resulted in the election of Democrat Woodrow Wilson and the diminishment of Theodore Roosevelt's progressive wing of the Republican Party. Like Goodwin's chronicles of the Civil War and the Great Depression, The Bully Pulpit describes a time in our history that enlightened and changed the country, ushered in the modern age, and produced some unforgettable men and women.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Edward Herrmann

Length:

16h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

10:10


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:43


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

20:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

24:06


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:35


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

18:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

21:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:30


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:39


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:27


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:14


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:02


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:43


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

21:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:13


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

21:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:08


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

17:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

18:24


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

22:20


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

25:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

12:49


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

25:21


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

10:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

15:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

12:38


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:58


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

22:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

20:15


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

22:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

18:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:58


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

19:11


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

13:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

20:21


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

28:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:34


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

26:01


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

19:26


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

17:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:28


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

25:13


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

29:24


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

12:44


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

14:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

17:15


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

19:30


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

17:59


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

01:30