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Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt

Author: Edward P Kohn
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2014]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president-a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly shaped Roosevelt's identity, historian Edward P. Kohn argues that it was his hometown of New York that made him the progressive president we celebrate today. During his early political career,
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Kohn, Edward P. (Edward Parliament), 1968-
Heir to the Empire City
(DLC) 2013032232
(OCoLC)841892960
Named Person: Theodore Roosevelt; Theodore Roosevelt
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Kohn
ISBN: 9780465069750 0465069754
OCLC Number: 865103775
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 256 pages)
Contents: Introduction : New York Knickerbocker --
Prologue: June 18, 1910, Homecoming --
"This Little Rocky Island" : New York at Roosevelt's Birth --
"It's Roosevelt from New York" : Roosevelt At Harvard --
"The Dirtiest City in the Universe" 1881 : A Year in New York --
"A Revolting State of Affairs" Roosevelt's Work in the New York Assembly --
"Hero Land" : Roosevelt's Trips West --
"Into the Yawning Gulf" : Roosevelt's 1886 Bid for Mayor --
"With Fidelity and Integrity" --
Roosevelt as Civil Service Commissioner --
"There'll Be a Hot Time in the Old Town Tonight" : Roosevelt as Police Commissioner --
"The Ritz Riders" : Assistant Secretary of the Navy, War in Cuba, and Roosevelt's Path to Albany --
"Governor of the Entire Party" Roosevelt, Thomas Platt, and the New York Governorship --
"The Direct Antithesis of McKinley" : The New York President.
Responsibility: Edward P. Kohn.

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An acclaimed historian presents a dual biography of Theodore Roosevelt and New York City, showing how Roosevelt's identity and politics were forged in the booming city of his birth.  Read more...

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Sam Roberts, New York Times "The historian Edward P. Kohn returns with a primer that corrects the 'Western image' of the Manhattan-born former police commissioner and governor." The Daily Beast Read more...

 
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