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Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt

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FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy — seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma — and his struggle to manhood.

His father — the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," — is a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. His mother — Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt — is a Southerner and celebrated beauty.

Mornings on Horseback spans seventeen years — from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when he returns from the West a "real life cowboy" to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit.

This is a tale about family love and family loyalty...about courtship, childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about gutter politics and the tumultuous Republican Convention of 1884...about grizzly bears, grief and courage, and "blessed" mornings on horseback at Oyster Bay or beneath the limitless skies of the Badlands.

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Written by David McCullough, the author of "Truman," this is the story a vanished way of life--of young Teddy Roosevelt, a remarkable little boy seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood.Abridged. 5 CDs.

Synopsis:

FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy — seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma — and his struggle to manhood.

His father — the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," — is a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. His mother — Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt — is a Southerner and celebrated beauty.

Mornings on Horseback spans seventeen years — from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when he returns from the West a "real life cowboy" to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit.

This is a tale about family love and family loyalty...about courtship, childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about gutter politics and the tumultuous Republican Convention of 1884...about grizzly bears, grief and courage, and "blessed" mornings on horseback at Oyster Bay or beneath the limitless skies of the Badlands.

About the Author

David McCullough has been called a "master of the art of narrative history." His books have been praised for their exceptional narrative sweep, their scholarship and insight into American life, and for their literary distinction.

In the words of the citation accompanying his honorary degree from Yale, "As an historian, he paints with words, giving us pictures of the American people that live, breath, and above all, confront the fundamental issues of courage, achievement, and moral character."

Author of 1776, John Adams, Truman, The Johnstown Flood, The Great Bridge, The Path between the Seas, Mornings on Horseback, and Brave Companions, he has received the Pulitzer Prize twice (in 1993, for Truman, and, in 2001, for John Adams), the Francis Parkman Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and has twice won the National Book Award.

For his work overall he has been honored by the National Book Foundation Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award, the National Humanities Medal, the St. Louis Literary Award, the Carl Sandburg Award, and the New York Public Library's Literary Lion Award. None of his books has ever been out of print.

In a crowded, productive career, Mr. McCullough has been an editor, essayist, teacher, lecturer, and familiar presence on public television — as host of Smithsonian World, The American Experience, and narrator of numerous documentaries including The Civil War and Napoleon. He is a past president of the Society of American Historians. He has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has received 31 honorary degrees.

A gifted speaker, Mr. McCullough has lectured in all parts of the country and abroad, as well as at the White House, as part of the White House presidential lecture series. He is also one of the few private citizens to be asked to speak before a joint session of Congress.

Born in Pittsburgh in 1933, Mr. McCullough was educated there and at Yale, where he was graduated with honors in English literature. An avid reader, traveler, and landscape painter, he lives in West Tisbury, Massachusetts, with his wife Rosalee Barnes McCullough. They have five children and 15 grandchildren.

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ISBN:
9780743533461
performance Read:
Herrmann, Edward
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster Audio
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Herrmann, Edward
Read:
Herrmann, Edward
Author:
McCullough, David G.
Author:
Herrmann, Edward
Author:
McCullough, David
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Audiobooks
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Presidents
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Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
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Edition Number:
revised
Edition Description:
Abridged
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
76 [i.e. 74]
Publication Date:
20040101
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
8 sound discs (ca. 9 hrs.
Dimensions:
5.94x5.12x1.26 in. .58 lbs.
Media Run Time:
540

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Product details 8 sound discs (ca. 9 hrs. pages Simon & Schuster Audio - English 9780743533461 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Written by David McCullough, the author of "Truman," this is the story a vanished way of life--of young Teddy Roosevelt, a remarkable little boy seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood.Abridged. 5 CDs.
"Synopsis" by , FROM THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF JOHN ADAMS

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy — seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma — and his struggle to manhood.

His father — the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," — is a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. His mother — Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt — is a Southerner and celebrated beauty.

Mornings on Horseback spans seventeen years — from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when he returns from the West a "real life cowboy" to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit.

This is a tale about family love and family loyalty...about courtship, childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about gutter politics and the tumultuous Republican Convention of 1884...about grizzly bears, grief and courage, and "blessed" mornings on horseback at Oyster Bay or beneath the limitless skies of the Badlands.

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