Roosevelt
Brett Harper

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Narrated By: Stephen Bowlby

Duration: 4 hours and 19 minutes

What to expect

He was one of America’s greatest presidents and certainly our most colorful. Theodore Roosevelt, known to all but his friends as Teddy, was born a sickly child but transformed himself into an outdoorsman, a cowboy, and a warrior who led his Rough Riders up the San Juan Heights of Cuba in a charge that still ranks among the world’s military legends.

But Roosevelt was also a man of letters who churned out some forty books, a gifted politician who charmed the nation, and a statesman who could settle a war as well as wage one. His wily acquisition of the Panama Canal Zone set up an engineering feat that has lasted a century, and it’s safe to predict that we’ll never again see his match for exuberance, force of character, patriotism, and sheer energy. His story will grip you like his handshake.

Genre

Biography: historical, political and military, Political leaders and leadership

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