Books Should Be Free
Loyal Books
Free Public Domain Audiobooks & eBook Downloads
Search by: Title, Author or Keyword

Theodore Roosevelt   By: (1880-1937)

Book cover

In "Theodore Roosevelt," Edmund Lester Pearson delves deep into the life, personality, and accomplishments of one of America's most influential presidents. With meticulous research and a captivating writing style, Pearson presents a comprehensive portrait of Roosevelt that is both informative and inspiring.

The book transports readers back to the late 19th and early 20th century, immersing them in the tumultuous political landscape of the time. Pearson skillfully highlights Roosevelt's journey from a sickly young boy to a dynamic leader, tracing his transformation and his unwavering commitment to public service.

What sets this biography apart is Pearson's ability to capture Roosevelt's larger-than-life personality. Through vivid anecdotes and colorful descriptions, the author paints a vivid picture of a man driven by boundless energy, unwavering principles, and an unyielding sense of righteousness.

Moreover, Pearson tackles complex issues such as Roosevelt's conservation efforts and his legacy on race relations with sensitivity and objectivity. He presents the former president's flaws alongside his numerous accomplishments, allowing readers to form a well-rounded understanding of his character.

Pearson's writing style is engaging, making the biography accessible to both history enthusiasts and casual readers. He establishes a seamless narrative flow, seamlessly blending historical context with personal anecdotes, letters, and speeches. As a result, the book never feels dry, but rather captivates readers from start to finish.

While "Theodore Roosevelt" is not the first biography written about this iconic figure, Pearson's work stands out for its attention to detail and its nuanced portrayal of Roosevelt's multifaceted personality. Whether delving into his exploits as a Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War or exploring his role in trust-busting and the protection of national parks, the author leaves no stone unturned.

One potential drawback of the biography is that at times it can feel somewhat dense, as Pearson meticulously covers even the minutest details of Roosevelt's life. While this level of detail contributes to the comprehensive nature of the book, some readers may find it overwhelming or unnecessary.

Overall, Edmund Lester Pearson's "Theodore Roosevelt" is a masterful biography that pays homage to one of America's greatest presidents. Through his extensive research and engrossing prose, Pearson successfully captures the essence of this larger-than-life figure, offering readers a rich and multi-dimensional portrait. Whether a history aficionado or just curious about the man behind the legend, this biography is a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of Theodore Roosevelt's remarkable life and legacy.

First Page:

Robert Rowe, Charles Franks and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.




The author wishes to express his gratitude for permission to refer to the works which have been consulted in writing this book.

First and foremost, to Mr. William Roscoe Thayer, for "Theodore Roosevelt; An Intimate Biography." (Houghton, Mifflin Co.)

To Messrs. Charles Scribner's Sons for these writings of Theodore Roosevelt: "African Game Trails"; "Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography"; "The Rough Riders"; "Through the Brazilian Wilderness"; "History as Literature." And for "Theodore Roosevelt and His Time" by Joseph Bucklin Bishop, in Scribner's Magazine, for December, 1919.

To Messrs. Harper and Brothers and to Mr. Hermann Hagedorn for "The Boys' Life of Theodore Roosevelt" by Hermann Hagedorn.

To The Century Company for these books by Theodore Roosevelt: "The Strenuous Life"; "Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail."

To Messrs. G. P. Putnam's Sons for these books by Theodore Roosevelt: "American Ideals"; "The Wilderness Hunter."

To Mr. Charles G. Washbura for his "Theodore Roosevelt; the Logic of His Career." (Houghton, Mifflin Co.)

To Messrs Doubleday, Page & Co. and to Mr. Lawrence F. Abbott for "Impressions of Theodore Roosevelt" by Lawrence F... Continue reading book >>

eBook Downloads
ePUB eBook
• iBooks for iPhone and iPad
• Nook
• Sony Reader
Kindle eBook
• Mobi file format for Kindle
Read eBook
• Load eBook in browser
Text File eBook
• Computers
• Windows
• Mac

Review this book

Popular Genres
More Genres
Paid Books