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Rockefeller, Sr. #wow-twister-spinner { Reviewed in the United States on November 23, 2020. His charity extended as far as sick kittens, which could be seen peeking from his pockets as he drove down Broadway. Edmund Morris died in 2019. During the years 1858–1901, Theodore Roosevelt transformed himself from a frail, asthmatic boy into a full-blooded man.   Not as good as the Caro Johnson biography but interesting insight into the US social and political landscape in the late 19th century (I've only got that far!) Beethoven: The Universal Composer and Where he was big and disciplined and manly, “Mittie” was small, vague, and feminine to the point of caricature. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 11, 2012. Please try again. Absolutely fantastic, in-depth biography. Even in that age when a certain amount of charitable work was expected of well-born citizens, he was remarkable for his passionate efforts on behalf of the waifs of New York. A good read. 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Everything that, in time, made TR an irresistible force the curiosity and concentration, the energy, the ardor, the dramatic flair vitalizes this hugely detailed, over-long (700 pp), and rather florid account of his life up to the presidency.  This Living Hand and Other Essays. (window.AmazonUIPageJS ? 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It is the first in a trilogy continued more than twenty and thirty years later by Theodore Rex (2001) and Colonel Roosevelt (2010). Edmund Morris is a fantastic writer- there is never a dull moment in his coverage of TR, from a sickly child through his meteoric rise to the vice presidency. TR was a complex and contradictory genius of a man not easily understood in today's more politically correct atmosphere. 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