The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, And The Golden Age Of Journalism

Hardcover | November 20, 2013

byDoris Kearns Goodwin

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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Pulitzer Prize?winning AuthorA groundbreaking history of the first decade of the Progressive Era ? that heady, optimistic decade when the government first began to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters.This is the story of the long and complex friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft ? which ruptured in 1912, when they ran against each other for the presidency. It is also the story of the muckraking press, which aroused the spirit of reform that carried President Roosevelt to success while eventually destroying President Taft, who never understood how to deal with it.

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It’s been almost a decade since Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote the incredibly influential A Team of Rivals. Now she’s given us The Bully Pulpit, the story of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the chaotic, dynamic America they led one hundred years ago. Her timing could not have been better. A polarized country, pit-bull reporters, gree...

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A New York Times Bestselling AuthorA Pulitzer Prize?winning AuthorA groundbreaking history of the first decade of the Progressive Era ? that heady, optimistic decade when the government first began to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters.This is the story of the long and co...

Doris Kearns Goodwin was born in Brooklyn, New York on January 4, 1943. She received a bachelor of arts degree from Colby College in 1964 and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University in 1968. She taught at Harvard University and worked as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson during his last year in the White House. She has wri...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1371 pages, 9.4 × 6.5 × 2.4 inPublished:November 20, 2013Publisher:Thorndike PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781410463227

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Bully Pulpit Dense, of course, but fascinating.
Date published: 2014-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A riveting, entertaining story! It’s been almost a decade since Doris Kearns Goodwin wrote the incredibly influential A Team of Rivals. Now she’s given us The Bully Pulpit, the story of Teddy Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the chaotic, dynamic America they led one hundred years ago. Her timing could not have been better. A polarized country, pit-bull reporters, greedy Wall-streeters, and corrupt politicians. Change the names and dates and this would be a book about modern politics – every page is relevant to our challenges, issues, and frustrations today. And more than that, The Bully Pulpit is packed with larger than life personalities; from reporters, publishers, and tycoons to Roosevelt himself. In Goodwin’s hands these characters explode off the page and turn a political profile into a riveting, entertaining story, as much a thrilling read as a definitive work of history. It should absolutely be a cornerstone for your history shelf.
Date published: 2013-12-02