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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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Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised.

The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR's first love. All are brought to life to make "a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail," wrote the New York Times Book Review.

A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about "blessed" mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

Review:

"This is a marvelous chronicle of manners and morals, love and duty, and as captivating as anything you will find between books covers in a long while." Detroit News

Review:

"A fine account of Roosevelt's rise to manhood, well written and, like its subject, full of irrepressible vitality." Denver Post

Review:

"We have no better social historian." John Leonard, The New York Times

Review:

"An extraordinary and fascinating picture of the family, home life and background that created the endlessly interesting man and President." Barbara Tuchman

Synopsis:

Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised.

The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR's first love. All are brought to life to make "a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail", wrote The New York Times Book Review.

A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about "blessed" mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

Synopsis:

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 also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography. Now with a new introduction by the

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.

Table of Contents

Contents

Author's Note

PART ONE

1. Greatheart's Circle

2. Lady from the South

3. Grand Tour

4. A Disease of the Direst Suffering

5. Metamorphosis

PART TWO

6. Uptown

7. The Moral Effect

8. Father and Son

PART THREE

9. Harvard

10. Especially Pretty Alice

11. Home Is the Hunter

12. Politics

13. Strange and Terrible Fate

14. Chicago

15. Glory Days

16. Return

Afterword

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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Janet McPherson, January 13, 2011 (view all comments by Janet McPherson)
I have read almost all of David McCullough's books, and find them very well researched and interesting. This book gives the reader a fascinating portrait of the early life of Theodore Roosevelt. Highly recommend!
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christijensen, October 19, 2006 (view all comments by christijensen)
Loved this book. If you've never read a biography, start here. David McCullough tells this story as if he knew Roosevelt personally. Terrific.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671447540
Author:
McCullough, David
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
Teddy Roosevelt, young Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt childhood, asthma, asthmatic, asthma attacks, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, Badlands, Roosevelt family, Roosevelt first love, Anna Roosevelt, Corrine Roosevelt, Eliot Roosevelt, Roosevelt family, River of D
Subject:
Teddy Roosevelt, young Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt childhood, asthma, asthmatic, asthma attacks, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, Badlands, Roosevelt family, Roosevelt first love, Anna Roosevelt, Corrine Roosevelt, Eliot Roosevelt, Roosevelt family, River of D
Subject:
Teddy Roosevelt, young Theodore Roosevelt, Roosevelt childhood, asthma, asthmatic, asthma attacks, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, Badlands, Roosevelt family, Roosevelt first love, Anna Roosevelt, Corrine Roosevelt, Eliot Roosevelt, Roosevelt family, River of D
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
96
Publication Date:
May 1982
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 21.42 oz

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Product details 480 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780671447540 Reviews:
"Review" by , "This is a marvelous chronicle of manners and morals, love and duty, and as captivating as anything you will find between books covers in a long while."
"Review" by , "A fine account of Roosevelt's rise to manhood, well written and, like its subject, full of irrepressible vitality."
"Review" by , "We have no better social historian."
"Review" by , "An extraordinary and fascinating picture of the family, home life and background that created the endlessly interesting man and President."
"Synopsis" by , Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as "a masterpiece" (John A. Gable, Newsday), it is the winner of the Los Angeles Times 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of Truman, this is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household in which he was raised.

The father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. The mother, Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt, is a Southerner and a celebrated beauty, but also considerably more, which the book makes clear as never before. There are sisters Anna and Corinne, brother Elliott (who becomes the father of Eleanor Roosevelt), and the lovely, tragic Alice Lee, TR's first love. All are brought to life to make "a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detail", wrote The New York Times Book Review.

A book to be read on many levels, it is at once an enthralling story, a brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. It is a book about life intensely lived, about family love and loyalty, about grief and courage, about "blessed" mornings on horseback beneath the wide blue skies of the Badlands.

"Synopsis" by , 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 also won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography. Now with a new introduction by the
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