T. R.: The Last Romantic (Paperback)

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"A rip-roaring life of Theodore Roosevelt, in my view the most lovable, fascinating and creative of American presidents. Every red-blooded American should read this entertaining book.... Mr. Brands calls TR the last romantic, and it is true." --Paul Johnson, Wall Street Journal

"Roosevelt's life in Mr. Brands' able hands is a demonstration of the remarkable power of the human will. Roosevelt literally created the character he lived out, and then lived within it until he finally became his creation." --Washington Post

"Brands makes the case that Roosevelt believed in heroes and measured himself against giants of history and literature.... He puts them in vivid context with often wry narration and an impressive depth of historical research." --USA Today

"Brands outlines with suitable vigor the most important aspects of T.R.'s presidential years.... It seems likely that T.R. will stand for some time as the standard one-volume life." --Chicago Sun Times

"Brands shows how this hero of the charge up San Juan Hill, more than anyone else, led the United States onto the world stage." --Los Angeles Times

"Brands' narrative is lucid, fast-moving and unblended by hero-worship. In a single volume he has packed Roosevelt's 60 years of ambition, adventure, expediency, achievement, and, finally, frustration at having peaked too soon." --Publishers Weekly

About the Author


H. W. Brands is a professor of history at Texas A&M University and author of The Reckless Decade, The Wages of Globalism, and The Devil We Knew.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780465069590
ISBN-10: 0465069592
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: September 11th, 1998
Pages: 928
Language: English

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