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The bully pulpit : [Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism]

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin; Edward Herrmann
Publisher: [New York] : Simon & Schuster Audio, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the 'muckraking' press Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
History
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; William H Taft; Theodore Roosevelt; William H Taft
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Kearns Goodwin; Edward Herrmann
ISBN: 1442353155 9781442353152
OCLC Number: 854563259
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Performer(s): Read by Edward Herrmann.
Description: 30 audio discs (37 hr.) : digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.
Responsibility: Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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Goodwin describes the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft. With the help of the 'muckraking' press Roosevelt had wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupting money brokers. Roosevelt led a revolution that he bequeathed to Taft only to see it compromised as Taft surrendered to money men and big business. Goodwin's narrative is founded upon a wealth of primary materials. The correspondence of more than four hundred letters between Roosevelt and Taft begins in their early thirties and ends only months before Roosevelt's death. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds of letters to one another, kept journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a personal aide to both Roosevelt and Taft, provide an intimate view of both men.

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