Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life

Kathleen Dalton February 25, 2019

He inherited a sense of entitlement and obligation from his family, yet eventually came to see his own class as suspect He was famously militaristic, yet brokered peace between Russia and Japan He started out an archconservative, yet came to champion progressive causes These contradictions are not evidence of vacillating weakness instead, they were the product of a rHe inherited a sense of entitlement and obligation from his family, yet eventually came to see his own class as suspect He was famously militaristic, yet brokered peace between Russia and Japan He started out an archconservative, yet came to champion progressive causes These contradictions are not evidence of vacillating weakness instead, they were the product of a restless mind bend on a continuous quest for self improvement In Theodore Roosevelt, historian Kathleen Dalton reveals a man with a personal and intellectual depth rarely seen in our public figures She shows how Roosevelt s struggle to overcome his frailties as a child helped to build his character, and offers new insights into his family life, uncovering the important role that Roosevelt s second wife, Edith Carow, played in the development of his political career She also shows how TR flirted with progressive reform and then finally commited himself to deep reform in the Bull Moose campaign of 1912 Incorporating the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative, Dalton reinterprets both the man and his times to create an illuminating portrait that will change the way we see this great man and the Progressive Era.


  • Title: Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life
  • Author: Kathleen Dalton
  • ISBN: 9780679446637
  • Page: 136
  • Format: Hardcover
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