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The Bully Pulpit

Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Goodwin, Doris Kearns (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history.
Authors: Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Title: The bully pulpit
Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism
Publisher: New York, NY :, Simon & Schuster,, 2013
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
Characteristics: xiv, 910 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Contents: The hunter returns
Will and Teedie
The judge and the politician
Nellie Herron Taft
Edith Carow Roosevelt
The insider and the outsider
The invention of McClure's
"Like a boy on roller skates"
Governor and Governor General
"That damned cowboy is President"
"The most famous woman in America"
"A mission to perform"
Toppling old bosses
"Thank Heaven you are to be with me!"
"A smile that won't come off"
"Sitting on the lid"
The American people reach a verdict
"Cast into outer darkness"
"To cut Mr. Taft in two!"
Taft boom, Wall Street bust
Kingmaker and king
"A great stricken animal"
A self-inflicted wound
St. George and the dragon
"The parting of the ways"
"Like a war horse"
"My hat is in the ring"
"Bosom friends, bitter enemies"
Armageddon.
Summary: A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history.
ISBN: 9781416547860
141654786X
9781416547877
Statement of Responsibility: Doris Kearns Goodwin
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages [753]-867) and index
Subject Headings: Taft, William H. (William Howard), 1857-1930 Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ) History 20th century Progressivism (United States politics) History 20th century Press and politics United States History 20th century HISTORY / United States / General. bisacsh BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General. bisacsh HISTORY / General. bisacsh United States Politics and government 1901-1909 United States Politics and government 1909-1913
Topical Term: Progressivism (United States politics)
Press and politics
HISTORY United States General
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY General
HISTORY General
LCCN: 2013032709
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By highlighting journalism’s political clout and popular appeal before and after Theodore Roosevelt’s administration Goodwin brings new insights to a period in American history as few others can. A readable history lesson that Roosevelt enthusiasts as well as those interested in the development of journalism will enjoy.

Jun 25, 2014
  • JohnFDavidson rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Doris Kearns Goodwin provides a good context. Theodore Roosevelt faced a difficult situation, but handled it differently. He used reporters to get information and to reinforce his views. the author also puts Robert Taft into context. The two men were friends and thought very much alike, but had different personalities that led them to conflict. Roosevelt has mostly been caricaturized, but here I can appreciate he was dynamic and deep in his thinking.

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