Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time
Described by the Chicago Tribune as "a classic," The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
I enjoyed this book. Morris is not afraid to tell us that the likable, heroic rascal was alternately imposing and ridiculous. This reading is exceptional, especially for a person like myself who enjoys chuckling about diarrhea from time to time. Listen for the conspiratorial tone employed by the reader each time the young Mr. Roosevelt is stricken down by one of his famous bouts of what his family refers to as cholera morbus. Exciting, informative, and bringing the LOLs! I highly recommend giving it a listen.