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Theodore Roosevelt - A Strenuous Life

Kathleen Dalton

Kathleen Dalton’s Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life incorporates the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative. It stands as the only full-length biography to use manuscripts recently discovered in Roosevelt attics. Dalton sheds new light on young Theodore’s life during the Civil War and his fascination with the new natural history, his shame over his father’s failure to enlist in the Union army, his struggle to achieve manhood, and his desperate pursuit of and sometimes less than idyllic marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee, the daughter of a banking magnate, when she was seventeen. Her death four years later left Roosevelt a grieving widower and father at twenty-six, and he went west to make himself a cowboy and western writer before he could recommit himself to a new life and a new love in the East.

Kathleen Dalton’s Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life incorporates the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative. It stands as the only full-length biography to use manuscripts recently discovered in Roosevelt attics. Dalton sheds new light on young Theodore’s life during the Civil War and his fascination with the new natural history, his shame over his father’s failure to enlist in the Union army, his struggle to achieve manhood, and his desperate pursuit of and sometimes less than idyllic marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee, the daughter of a banking magnate, when she was seventeen. Her death four years later left Roosevelt a grieving widower and father at twenty-six, and he went west to make himself a cowboy and western writer before he could recommit himself to a new life and a new love in the East.
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Kathleen Dalton’s Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life incorporates the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative. It stands as the only full-length biography to use manuscripts recently discovered in Roosevelt attics. Dalton sheds new light on young Theodore’s life during the Civil War and his fascination with the new natural history, his shame over his father’s failure to enlist in the Union army, his struggle to achieve manhood, and his desperate pursuit of and sometimes less than idyllic marriage to Alice Hathaway Lee, the daughter of a banking magnate, when she was seventeen. Her death four years later left Roosevelt a grieving widower and father at twenty-six, and he went west to make himself a cowboy and western writer before he could recommit himself to a new life and a new love in the East.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Suzanne Toren

Length:

28h 5m


Chapters

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01:05

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:42


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:29


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

54:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

51:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

47:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

47:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

53:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

53:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

52:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

53:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

47:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

48:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

36:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

36:20


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:24


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

48:56


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

50:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

34:45


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:05


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

45:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

46:54


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

43:55


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

53:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

35:28


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

36:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

44:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

46:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

50:04


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

48:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

49:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

49:57


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

48:07


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

36:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

43:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

49:48


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

34:31


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

50:13