“A splendid piece of work.”
— Edmund Morris
In a unique project, author Daniel Ruddy has carefully extracted Teddy Roosevelt’s most relevant and telling comments—from letters, books, speeches, and other sources—and organized them to form a fairly full, always colorful, and highly opinionated history of the United States up to 1919 (the year TR died). With a preface by Theodore Rex author Edmund Morris.
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About the Author
Daniel Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where a childhood trip to Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, triggered a lifelong interest in Theodore Roosevelt. A marketing consultant for Fortune 500 companies, Ruddy holds a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.
Table of Contents
Foreword Edmund Morris xi
1 On Writing History 1
2 Revolutionary Era (1776-1824) 21
3 Jacksonian Era (1825-1850) 109
4 Civil War Era (1851-1876) 165
5 Gilded Age (1877-1900) 207
6 Twentieth Century (1901-1918) 253
Works Cited and Other Sources 521
Explanatory Notes 325
Source Notes 355
What People are Saying About This
“Daniel Ruddy’s Theodore Roosevelt’s History of the United States is a marvelous omnibus showcasing our twenty-sixth president’s flashy wit, statesman-like grace, and original thinking. A real gift to the world.”
This is a book that everyone even faintly interested in American history will read with amazement and delight. It is nothing less than an historical experience, a journey into our past in the company of a unique and often startling time-traveller.
I have nothing but admiration for a young historian’s ingenuity in putting together what is, in a sense, a Rooseveltian apologia pro vita sua, with not one word of other argument interpolated...A splendid piece of work.