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The Bully Pulpit

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publisher: New York Simon & Schuster 2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; William H Taft; Theodore Roosevelt; William H Taft
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Kearns Goodwin
ISBN: 9781416547860 141654786X
OCLC Number: 1003682703
Target Audience: Adult.; Adult.
Description: xiv, 910 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface --
The hunter returns --
Will and Teedie --
The judge and the politician --
Nellie Herron Taft --
Edith Carrow Roosevelt --
The insider and the outsider --
The invention of McClure's --
"Like a boy on roller skates" --
Governor and Governor General --
"That damned cowboy is President" --
"The most famous woman in America" --
"A mission to perform" --
Toppling old bosses --
"Thank Heaven you are to be with me!" --
"A smile that won't come off" --
"Sitting on the lid" --
The American people reach a verdict --
"Cast into outer darkness" --
"To cut Mr. Taft in two!" --
Taft boom, Wall Street bust --
Kingmaker and king --
"A great stricken animal" --
A self-inflicted wound --
St. George and the dragon --
"The parting of the ways" --
"Like a war horse" --
"My hat is in the ring" --
"Bosom friends, bitter enemies" --
Armageddon --
Epilogue --
Acknowlegements --
Notes --
Illustration credits --
Index.
Other Titles: Popular Reading Collection.
Responsibility: Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history.

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