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One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by andlt;Iandgt;The New York Timeandlt;/Iandgt;sandlt;Iandgt;, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, andlt;/Iandgt;and more. and#8220;A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigueand#8221; (Associated Press).andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Doris Kearns Goodwinand#8217;s andlt;Iandgt;The Bully Pulpitandlt;/Iandgt; is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taftand#8212;a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the countryand#8217;s history.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Bully Pulpitandlt;/Iandgt; is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazineand#8212;Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen Whiteand#8212;teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S.S. McClure.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Goodwinand#8217;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 Rooseveltand#8217;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.andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;The Bully Pulpitandlt;/Iandgt;, like Goodwinand#8217;s brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of historyand#8212;an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals.

About the Author

Doris Kearns Goodwin is the author of the runaway bestseller andlt;i andgt;Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincolnandlt;/iandgt;. She won the Pulitzer Prize in history for andlt;i andgt;No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War IIandlt;/iandgt; and is also the author of the bestsellers andlt;i andgt;Wait Till Next Yearandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;i andgt;The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedysandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;i andgt;Lyndon Johnson and the American Dreamandlt;/iandgt;. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband, Richard N. Goodwin.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416547877
Subtitle:
Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Author:
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Publisher:
Simon and Schuster
Subject:
General History
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Subject:
doris kearns goodwin, team of rivals, no ordinary time, progressive era, theodore roosevelt, william howard taft, teddy roosevelt, taft, muckrakers, mcclure s, ss mcclure, ida tarbell, lincoln steffens, journalism history, steven spielberg, tony kushner,
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140909
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2-16 pp insert, 25 bandamp; photos t-o,
Pages:
912
Dimensions:
234.95 x 158.75 mm

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