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Patrcia O'Toole seems to have an agenda against TR. If he says or does something he's either acting out of ego, lust for power or is made to look like a fool. Read morePublished on October 20, 2011 by History Maker
The life of Theodore Roosevelt has inspired many fine biographies. "When Trumpets Call" is one of the best. Read morePublished on January 31, 2010 by James Gallen
Patricia O'Toole's "When the Trumpets Call" focuses on Teddy Roosevelt's post-presidential life. With most presidents, this would lead to a dull biography and a sense of denouement... Read morePublished on July 6, 2009 by Enjolras
I've always been a TR fan, but was a bit concerned whether the last 10 years of his life could hold my interest the way that the better known periods of his life did. Read morePublished on April 4, 2009 by Publius
I have been reading for more than 50 years, and many of the books I read are political biographies. This one is possibly the most touching since Antonia Fraser's Mary Queen of... Read morePublished on February 20, 2009 by J. Clark
For TR lovers any TR book is a treasure. Here the author focuses on the post White House years: 1909-1920 when TR, out of power, tried mightly to regain it. Read morePublished on September 24, 2008 by Charles Bishop
I have been in a recent reading funk lately. Starting books and not finishing them so one thing can be said of Patricia O'Toole's book is that it held my interest till the end. Read morePublished on March 10, 2008 by Bobby D.
This highly readable book focuses exclusively on Teddy's post-presidential decade, a decade that the author postulates that TR never really settled into the ex-presidency. Read morePublished on August 19, 2006 by CJ
Ms. O'Toole has written a very readable biography of TR's last ten years. I was not ready for her highly critical look at TR. It took some getting used to. Read morePublished on April 9, 2006 by Michael DENNISUK