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Topic - Theodore Roosevelt
For any historian, humanizing the past is among the most difficult of tasks, and it is much to the credit of Doris Kearns Goodwin that she has succeeded to such a marked degree with her successive assessments of powerful leaders.
Theodore Roosevelt has come down in history as the "cowboy president," a man whose persona was shaped by the period he spent in the Dakota badlands as a young man, riding, hunting, even owning two sizable ranches. As he was fond of saying, were it not for the time he spent "out West," he likely never would have been elected to the White House.
Who is the only president buried in Washington, D.C.? How many presidents served in the military? Here's the answers and more about America's commander in chief.
Fans of award-winning biographer Edmund Morris will exult in this personal volume of essays culled, as the author puts it, from 40 years of capital -- "the raw material from which any mature style must derive." In 59 contributions to magazines and newspapers, we are given a buffet of the author's wide and varied interests.
In recent years, the American left has increasingly styled itself "progressive." This trend reflects the public repudiation of the moniker "liberal" -- a term U.S. social democrats had previously expropriated and shorn of its original commitment to economic liberty -- but also harkens back to the early-20th century Progressive Movement that sought to expand the federal government's role vis-a-vis the states, businesses and individuals.
The seven-year streak of lost races by Teddy Roosevelt, the bobble-headed racing president known for his permanent smile and ability to lose in creative fashion, ended Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park in the final game of the regular season. The streak was 538 games old.
Philip McFarland's book "Mark Twain and the Colonel" is a hybrid biography of two of the most colorful figures of their era and a fascinating look at America at the beginning of the 20th century.
In his long career, Theodore Roosevelt enjoyed almost uninterrupted success. Scion of one of New York's wealthiest families, he was a hero of the Spanish-American War. He was a popular president, was renowned as a trustbuster and produced a stream of books - including a 541-page work on the War of l812 worthy of a full-time historian. And then, of course, there was his fame as a hunter and explorer.
If Mona Charen's recent attack on Newt Gingrich in a National Review piece, headlined "Who's the most conservative of them all?" reveals anything, it's that her own foundation as a conservative is a bit flawed.
President Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kan., this week was calculated to clothe him in the robes of Teddy Roosevelt, who had spoken at Osawatomie 101 years earlier, calling for a "New Nationalism" ("Obama invokes TR to push payroll-tax cuts," Politics, Wednesday).
Pundits and politicians, perhaps struggling to make sense of their own era, are fond of finding parallels between contemporary figures and those
President Obama has been reborn as a populist. At a major speech this week in Kansas, Mr. Obama outlined the themes of his 2012 re-election campaign. He is a champion of the middle class, which he claims is under siege. Their enemies are big business, corporations and the rich.
Speaking in the Kansas town where former President Teddy Roosevelt took a radical turn a century ago, President Obama Tuesday said the growing gap between rich and poor in the U.S. is "the defining issue of our time."
Halfway through "The Book of Man," William Bennett's delightful survey of writings on what it means to be a man, the author treats readers to a segment titled "Hunting the Grisly - Theodore Roosevelt" in which he writes the following: "By now you have noticed that Theodore Roosevelt appears frequently in this book. That is because Roosevelt's manliness is impossible to doubt."
Thanks to the increasingly evident failure of President Obama's economic policies, Republicans have the opportunity to regain the White House in 2012. Defeating the Democrats is the first step, but will the GOP be able to govern consistently with its campaign pledges? A brief look at 1932 provides a sober warning.