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Only 12 days from now, you can meet Daniel Ruddy, author of Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States at the Barnes & Noble in downtown Chicago on November 9, 2010 at 6 P.M.
Theodore Roosevelt's ideas about the nation's early days and his own times can be found sprinkled throughout his voluminous writings, but these "pearls of thought" (as one of his book reviewers described them in 1888) have never before been pulled together into one volume. Now, through the skillful editing of Daniel Ruddy, Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States provides readers with Roosevelt's unique view of American history from the Revolution to the beginning of the twentieth century.
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An astute historical observer, Roosevelt did not hesitate to render harsh verdicts about leaders and events from America's past. His razor-sharp opinions cut to the core, capturing the essence of obscure and prominent figures alike: in his view, Andrew Jackson was "not more than half civilized," John Tyler was "a politician of monumental littleness," and William McKinley had "no more backbone than a chocolate Éclair." Roosevelt did not spare his contemporaries from criticism, either, particularly Woodrow Wilson, whom he believed to be "rotten through and through." What emerges from these pages is, of course, as revealing about Roosevelt as it is about the United States. This colorful compendium is a wonderful new angle on both American history and one of the country's most energetic, brilliant, and entertaining men.
Daniel Ruddy grew up on Long Island, New York, where a childhood trip to Roosevelt's home, Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay, triggered a lifelong interest in Theodore Roosevelt. He is a marketing consultant for Fortune 500 companies, and he holds a master's degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. He is an avid researcher into U.S. history and the presidency. This is his first book.
Barnes & Noble DePaul Center is located in the South Loop of Chicago at at 1 E. Jackson (at State and Jackson Streets). The store is accessible by all forms of public transportation. The event is free and open to the public.
Larry Bodine, Esq.
Chicago Bull Moose Chapter
Theodore Roosevelt Association
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