The Resource Theodore Roosevelt : a twentieth-century life, by Michael L. Cooper

Theodore Roosevelt : a twentieth-century life, by Michael L. Cooper

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Theodore Roosevelt : a twentieth-century life
Title
Theodore Roosevelt
Title remainder
a twentieth-century life
Statement of responsibility
by Michael L. Cooper
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A biography of the president includes his interest in conservation, his presidency, his winning of the Nobel Prize, his career as a solider and author and his role as a devoted family man
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Review
  • Gr 7–10— This trim and extremely readable biography portrays the 26th president's full and varied life. Cooper draws on many sources to weave a story of the sickly child who grew into a robust, energetic man with seemingly boundless energy. He covers various facets of TR's life: naturalist, cowboy, soldier, author, loving husband, doting father, civil servant, and unexpected (but very successful) president. While striking an admiring tone, the author stops short of painting only a glowing picture of Roosevelt. He discusses his subject's abuses of power and often-foolhardy behavior. Colorful quotations demonstrate TR's humor and character. Black-and-white photos and reproductions illustrate the volume. This title is more concise than Betsy Harvey Kraft's Theodore Roosevelt: Champion of the American Spirit (Clarion, 2003) or Matt Donnelly's Theodore Roosevelt: Larger Than Life (Linnet, 2002). It is a compelling summary of a man who is credited with enlarging our national parks, beginning the construction of the Panama Canal, ending a war between Russia and Japan, "busting" trusts and cracking down on corrupt big business, and being "the most popular man in America" at the end of his administration.—Lisa Crandall, formerly at Capital Area District Library, Holt, MI --Lisa Crandall (Reviewed September 1, 2009) (School Library Journal, vol 55, issue 9, p180)
  • /* Starred Review */ In a superb biography both personal and opinionated, Cooper calls Theodore Roosevelt "the hero America needed." At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States was becoming a nation of big cities and huge corporations, and the major issue Roosevelt faced will sound familiar to readers today—the role of a strong federal government in dealing with the "unrestricted and ill-regulated individualism" of banks and corporations and ensuring a vital economy and social justice at the same time. Written with a vigor and enthusiasm to match the subject, the volume is well-researched and documented, incorporating many direct quotations to make Roosevelt accessible and knowable. Not just a "road to the White House" biography, this is a look at the full life and times of the 26th president, his family, his enthusiasms and losses and the significance of his presidency. Readers will absorb much about history and politics as they learn the story behind the face on Mount Rushmore. Another strong entry in the fine Up Close series. (Biography. 11 & up) (Kirkus Reviews, June 1, 2009)
Biography type
individual biography
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327437
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1950-
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Cooper, Michael L.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
1180L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
MG+
LC call number
E757
LC item number
.C81 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 7
  • 10
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.7
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True
Series statement
Up close
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Presidents
  • Presidents
Target audience
pre adolescent
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a twentieth-century life
Label
Theodore Roosevelt : a twentieth-century life, by Michael L. Cooper
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-202) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
752266
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780670011346
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670011346
  • (OCoLC)262428550
Label
Theodore Roosevelt : a twentieth-century life, by Michael L. Cooper
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 186-202) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
752266
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780670011346
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780670011346
  • (OCoLC)262428550

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