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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House; Pck edition (November 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812958632
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812958638
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 7.5 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,699 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Says they are very well written and keep you interest as some history books can't.
tkw
His research has been excellent (which takes much time and requires us to wait for following volumes) and his treatment of TR is very objective.
Majted
TR was a remarkable individual... bigger than life, yet the author captures his spirit and our attention.
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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Mary Kate on November 26, 2010
Beginning with the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and followed by Theodore Rex and Colonel Roosevelt, this trilogy is Edmund Morris's epic biography of our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt.

Whether you admire him or not, Roosevelt remains a thoroughly fascinating subject, a brilliant man with widely varied interests and talents who lived what can only be termed an extraordinary life. The fact that he lived during a time of rapid and dramatic change throughout much of the world only adds further texture to his story.

Morris' books are deeply interesting, meticulously researched and best of all, eminently readable - scholarly works made accessible to the non-scholar through the almost novel-like approach Morris has taken.

Briefly, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979) covers TR's life from his childhood through the death of President McKinley which launched TR into the presidency, (for a more complete understanding of these years, pair this one with David McCullough's wonderful Mornings on Horseback), Theodore Rex (2001) covers his presidency and Colonel Roosevelt (2010) his post-presidential years.

While I read them, I rarely review biographies - I'm usually more than content to leave that to scholars who can voice opinions on a book's overall worth with far more insight than I can.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Todd Carlsen on September 20, 2011
This biography sets the benchmark for excellence. The first volume won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award. The larger than life Theodore Roosevelt was an incredibly fascinating person, and Edmund Morris brings his adventures and times to life. On the one hand, Roosevelt was a brainy intellectual and avid writer, and on the other hand he was a tough guy and loved the rugged outdoors. On the one hand he was rich and favored bigness in big industry, and on the other he was a trust buster, created new regulations, and went after the "malefactors of great wealth." Roosevelt was a fine person of good character while having a huge ego.

There are many very good biographies of T.R., including T.R.: The Last Romantic, Mornings on Horseback, Theodore Roosevelt: A Life and The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey. There are many great histories of the era, including Pivotal Decades: The United States, 1900-1920. Roosevelt even wrote a terrific Autobiography by Theodore Roosevelt. However, this unbiased three-volume biography by Edmund Morris is the best.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Majted on August 28, 2011
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Edmund Morris reminds me a lot of Robert Caro (author of The Power Broker and the biography of LBJ). His research has been excellent (which takes much time and requires us to wait for following volumes) and his treatment of TR is very objective. If you've read "Theodore Roosevelt: A Life" by Nathan Miller or "Morning's on Horseback" by David McCullough, and are fascinated with TR's incredible will to overcome his serious health issues, maximize his performance in whatever he attempts and achieve personal success through leadership -- then there are many additional details of this man's journey in this trilogy. Three volumes may be a bit much for many -- in which case you should start with one of the two biographies I mentioned. But, the surprise in the three volumes is that, like Caro, Morris has an engrossing way of writing which, if you didn't know better, you might think you were reading a novel rather than biography.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tkw on February 11, 2011
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I bought these for my husband for Christmas. He can't put them down already on the second book. Says they are very well written and keep you interest as some history books can't.
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12 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Herb on October 27, 2011
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The content of all three books in Edmund Morris's trilogy of Theodore Roosevelt are well worth reading and having in your collection. However, I have never seen such poor quality in bookmaking in my life. These books look like something of Chineses origin from the Dollar Store. If you were expecting something to keep for future generations to read, you may be disappointed by the quality of the paper, the cover and the absolutely poorest quality of cutting the pages I've seen. Some pages are cut so unevenly that it makes it hard to turn pages.
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By Annette on July 15, 2014
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There are two aspects to these books. First, the quality of the books. They are beautiful. We will keep these on our bookshelves as they are gorgeous. Next, the quality of the writing. This is a set of books written for an adult. This is not a set for a junior high student or even a high school student unless that student has a scholarly attitude. These books delve into his life and the lives of the people surrounding him like nothing else I've read. The description of a previous enemy weeping at Roosevelt's funeral had me in tears.
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