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"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" begins with Roosevelt's ancestors and childhood and takes him through his election to the Vice-Presidency. A sickly child, Rooseveldt worked hard to develop his physical strength and stamina. Eventually he became a great outdoorsman. He went out west to successfully try his hand at ranching and became something of a legend. Morris covers his political career as crusading reform police commissioner and governor of New York, his escapades with the Rough Riders during the Spanish American War, and his interest in conservation wilderness preservation. The book is an engaging portrait of the future president.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   politician Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Politician story?    -   Politician trying to reform Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   politician/elected ruler Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast Misc setting    -   Fancy Mansion Century:    -   19th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged If this is a kid's book:    -   Age 16-Adult Pictures/Illustrations?    -   A lot 11-15 B&W How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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