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Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, andlt;Iandgt;Mornings on Horsebackandlt;/Iandgt; is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by andlt;Iandgt;Newsday,andlt;/Iandgt; it also won the andlt;Iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/Iandgt; Book Prize for Biography. Now with a new introduction by the author, andlt;Iandgt;Mornings on Horsebackandlt;/Iandgt; is reprinted as a Simon and Schuster Classic Edition. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;Iandgt;Mornings on Horsebackandlt;/Iandgt; is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household (and rarefied social world) in which he was raised. andlt;BRandgt; His father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," 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, 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, Teddy Roosevelt's first love. And while such disparate figures as Abraham Lincoln, Mrs. John Jacob Astor, and Senator Roscoe Conkling play a part, it is this diverse and intensely human assemblage of Roosevelts, all brought to vivid life, which gives the book its remarkable power. andlt;BRandgt; The book spans seventeen years — from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when, as a hardened "real life cowboy," he returns from the West to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit. The story does for Teddy Roosevelt what Sunrise at Campobello did for FDR — reveals the inner man through his battle against dreadful odds. andlt;BRandgt; Like David McCullough's andlt;Iandgt;The Great Bridge,andlt;/Iandgt; also set in New York, this is at once an enthralling story, with all the elements of a great novel, and a penetrating character study. It is brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship, which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. For the first time, for example, Roosevelt's asthma is examined closely, drawing on information gleaned from private Roosevelt family papers and in light of present-day knowledge of the disease and its psychosomatic aspects. andlt;BRandgt; At heart it is a book about life intensely lived...about family love and family loyalty...about courtship and childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about winter on the Nile in the grand manner and Harvard College...about gutter politics in washrooms 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. "Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough," Roosevelt once wrote. It is the key to his life and to much that is so memorable in this magnificent book.

Synopsis:

A collection of bestselling and award-winning books from our first seventy-five years. These titles are handsomely redesigned to combine original artwork with contemporary packaging. Many editions feature new introductions by the authors.

Synopsis:

The National Book Awardand#8211;winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Mornings on Horsebackandlt;/Iandgt; is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as and#8220;a masterpieceand#8221; (John A. Gable, andlt;Iandgt;Newsday),andlt;/Iandgt; it is the winner of the andlt;Iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/Iandgt; 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of andlt;Iandgt;Truman,andlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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, TRand#8217;s first love. All are brought to life to make and#8220;a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detailand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;The New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/Iandgt;).andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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 and#8220;blessedand#8221; 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 author, Mornings on Horseback is reprinted as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition.

Mornings on Horseback is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household (and rarefied social world) in which he was raised.

His father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," 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, 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, Teddy Roosevelt's first love. And while such disparate figures as Abraham Lincoln, Mrs. John Jacob Astor, and Senator Roscoe Conkling play a part, it is this diverse and intensely human assemblage of Roosevelts, all brought to vivid life, which gives the book its remarkable power.

The book spans seventeen years — from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when, as a hardened "real life cowboy," he returns from the West to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit. The story does for Teddy Roosevelt what Sunrise at Campobello did for FDR — reveals the inner man through his battle against dreadful odds.

Like David McCullough's The Great Bridge, also set in New York, this is at once an enthralling story, with all the elements of a great novel, and a penetrating character study. It is brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship, which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. For the first time, for example, Roosevelt's asthma is examined closely, drawing on information gleaned from private Roosevelt family papers and in light of present-day knowledge of the disease and its psychosomatic aspects.

At heart it is a book about life intensely lived...about family love and family loyalty...about courtship and childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about winter on the Nile in the grand manner and Harvard College...about gutter politics in washrooms 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. "Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough," Roosevelt once wrote. It is the key to his life and to much that is so memorable in this magnificent book.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743217385
Introduction:
McCullough, David
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Introduction by:
McCullough, David
Introduction:
McCullough, David
Author:
McCullough, David
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 19th Century
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore - Childhood and youth
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
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
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
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 Description:
Classic Edition
Abridged:
Y
Series Volume:
no. 41
Publication Date:
20010631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Rough front; insert - 32 bandamp;w photo
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in 24.99 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A collection of bestselling and award-winning books from our first seventy-five years. These titles are handsomely redesigned to combine original artwork with contemporary packaging. Many editions feature new introductions by the authors.
"Synopsis" by , The National Book Awardand#8211;winning biography that tells the story of how young Teddy Roosevelt transformed himself from a sickly boy into the vigorous man who would become a war hero and ultimately president of the United States, told by master historian David McCullough.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Mornings on Horsebackandlt;/Iandgt; is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as and#8220;a masterpieceand#8221; (John A. Gable, andlt;Iandgt;Newsday),andlt;/Iandgt; it is the winner of the andlt;Iandgt;Los Angeles Timesandlt;/Iandgt; 1981 Book Prize for Biography and the National Book Award for Biography. Written by David McCullough, the author of andlt;Iandgt;Truman,andlt;/Iandgt; 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. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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, TRand#8217;s first love. All are brought to life to make and#8220;a beautifully told story, filled with fresh detailand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;The New York Times Book Reviewandlt;/Iandgt;).andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;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 and#8220;blessedand#8221; 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 author, Mornings on Horseback is reprinted as a Simon & Schuster Classic Edition.

Mornings on Horseback is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood: an amazing metamorphosis seen in the context of the very uncommon household (and rarefied social world) in which he was raised.

His father is the first Theodore Roosevelt, "Greatheart," 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, 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, Teddy Roosevelt's first love. And while such disparate figures as Abraham Lincoln, Mrs. John Jacob Astor, and Senator Roscoe Conkling play a part, it is this diverse and intensely human assemblage of Roosevelts, all brought to vivid life, which gives the book its remarkable power.

The book spans seventeen years — from 1869 when little "Teedie" is ten, to 1886 when, as a hardened "real life cowboy," he returns from the West to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit. The story does for Teddy Roosevelt what Sunrise at Campobello did for FDR — reveals the inner man through his battle against dreadful odds.

Like David McCullough's The Great Bridge, also set in New York, this is at once an enthralling story, with all the elements of a great novel, and a penetrating character study. It is brilliant social history and a work of important scholarship, which does away with several old myths and breaks entirely new ground. For the first time, for example, Roosevelt's asthma is examined closely, drawing on information gleaned from private Roosevelt family papers and in light of present-day knowledge of the disease and its psychosomatic aspects.

At heart it is a book about life intensely lived...about family love and family loyalty...about courtship and childbirth and death, fathers and sons...about winter on the Nile in the grand manner and Harvard College...about gutter politics in washrooms 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. "Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough," Roosevelt once wrote. It is the key to his life and to much that is so memorable in this magnificent book.

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