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Theodore Rex

Edmund Morris

The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex is a sequel to Edmund Morris's classic bestseller The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It begins by following the new President (still the youngest in American history) as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take his emergency oath of office in Buffalo, one hundred years ago. A detailed prologue describes TR's assumption of power and journey to Washington, with the assassinated President McKinley riding behind him like a ghost of the nineteenth century. (Trains rumble throughout this irresistibly moving narrative, as TR crosses and recrosses the nation.) Traveling south through a succession of haunting landscapes, TR encounters harbingers of all the major issues of the new century-Imperialism, Industrialism, Conservation, Immigration, Labor, Race-plus the overall challenge that intimidated McKinley: how to harness America's new power as the world's richest nation. Theodore Rex (the title is taken from a quip by Henry James) tells the story of the following seven and a half years-years in which TR entertains, infuriates, amuses, strong-arms, and seduces the body politic into a state of almost total subservience to his will. It is not always a pretty story: one of the revelations here is that TR was hated and feared by a substantial minority of his fellow citizens. Wall Street, the white South, Western lumber barons, even his own Republican leadership in Congress strive to harness his steadily increasing power. Within weeks of arrival in Washington, TR causes a nationwide sensation by becoming the first President to invite a black man to dinner in the White House. Next, he launches his famous prosecution of the Northern Securities Company, and follows up with landmark antitrust legislation. He liberates Cuba, determines the route of the Panama Canal, mediates the great Anthracite Strike, and resolves the Venezuela Crisis of 1902-1903 with such masterful secrecy that the world at large is unaware how near the United States and Germany have

The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex is a sequel to Edmund Morris's classic bestseller The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It begins by following the new President (still the youngest in American history) as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take his emergency oath of office in Buffalo, one hundred years ago. A detailed prologue describes TR's assumption of power and journey to Washington, with the assassinated President McKinley riding behind him like a ghost of the nineteenth century. (Trains rumble throughout this irresistibly moving narrative, as TR crosses and recrosses the nation.) Traveling south through a succession of haunting landscapes, TR encounters harbingers of all the major issues of the new century-Imperialism, Industrialism, Conservation, Immigration, Labor, Race-plus the overall challenge that intimidated McKinley: how to harness America's new power as the world's richest nation. Theodore Rex (the title is taken from a quip by Henry James) tells the story of the following seven and a half years-years in which TR entertains, infuriates, amuses, strong-arms, and seduces the body politic into a state of almost total subservience to his will. It is not always a pretty story: one of the revelations here is that TR was hated and feared by a substantial minority of his fellow citizens. Wall Street, the white South, Western lumber barons, even his own Republican leadership in Congress strive to harness his steadily increasing power. Within weeks of arrival in Washington, TR causes a nationwide sensation by becoming the first President to invite a black man to dinner in the White House. Next, he launches his famous prosecution of the Northern Securities Company, and follows up with landmark antitrust legislation. He liberates Cuba, determines the route of the Panama Canal, mediates the great Anthracite Strike, and resolves the Venezuela Crisis of 1902-1903 with such masterful secrecy that the world at large is unaware how near the United States and Germany have
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The most eagerly awaited presidential biography in years, Theodore Rex is a sequel to Edmund Morris's classic bestseller The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. It begins by following the new President (still the youngest in American history) as he comes down from Mount Marcy, New York, to take his emergency oath of office in Buffalo, one hundred years ago. A detailed prologue describes TR's assumption of power and journey to Washington, with the assassinated President McKinley riding behind him like a ghost of the nineteenth century. (Trains rumble throughout this irresistibly moving narrative, as TR crosses and recrosses the nation.) Traveling south through a succession of haunting landscapes, TR encounters harbingers of all the major issues of the new century-Imperialism, Industrialism, Conservation, Immigration, Labor, Race-plus the overall challenge that intimidated McKinley: how to harness America's new power as the world's richest nation. Theodore Rex (the title is taken from a quip by Henry James) tells the story of the following seven and a half years-years in which TR entertains, infuriates, amuses, strong-arms, and seduces the body politic into a state of almost total subservience to his will. It is not always a pretty story: one of the revelations here is that TR was hated and feared by a substantial minority of his fellow citizens. Wall Street, the white South, Western lumber barons, even his own Republican leadership in Congress strive to harness his steadily increasing power. Within weeks of arrival in Washington, TR causes a nationwide sensation by becoming the first President to invite a black man to dinner in the White House. Next, he launches his famous prosecution of the Northern Securities Company, and follows up with landmark antitrust legislation. He liberates Cuba, determines the route of the Panama Canal, mediates the great Anthracite Strike, and resolves the Venezuela Crisis of 1902-1903 with such masterful secrecy that the world at large is unaware how near the United States and Germany have

Language:

English

Narrators:

Harry Chase

Length:

9h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:54


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:46


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:56


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:48


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:06


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:56


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:14


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:19


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:12


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:58


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:28


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:27


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:08


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:52


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:39


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:10


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:43


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:57


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:28


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:10


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:39


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:51


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:44


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:24


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:31


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:36


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:09


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:21


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

03:50


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:35


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:37


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:50


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

05:53


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

03:18


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:30


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:39


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:35


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:37


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:39


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:01


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

06:10


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:40


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:10


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:42


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

07:08


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:02


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:27


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

06:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:38