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Theodore Roosevelt / Louis Auchincloss.

By: Auchincloss, Louis.
Material type: TextTextSeries: American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)): Publisher: New York : Times Books, c2001Edition: 1st ed.Description: xvi, 155 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0805069062 (hb); 9780805069068 (hb).Subject(s): Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 | Presidents -- United States -- Biography | United States -- Politics and government -- 1901-1909DDC classification: 973.91/1/092 | B Summary: "Chronicles the life of Theodore Roosevelt, providing information about his military career, his early involvment in the politics of New York City, and his ascent to the national political stage."
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-142) and index.

"Chronicles the life of Theodore Roosevelt, providing information about his military career, his early involvment in the politics of New York City, and his ascent to the national political stage."

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Library Journal Review

"The American Presidents," a new series with Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. as its general editor, is one of several recent series of little books on big topics. The series leads off, at under 150 pages, with novelist Auchincloss's biography of Theodore Roosevelt. Despite the brevity, Auchincloss offers frequent blocks of quotation from Edmund Morris and other full-length biographers, as well as from the prolific Roosevelt himself, and readers may suspect that the brief format did not call forth the author's best effort. The book offers none of the virtues of its parts, since either a full-scale biography or an Auchincloss novel would give more pleasure, and a good encyclopedia article would say as much about TR while taking up even less of the reader's time. Auchincloss is the author of another brief presidential life, Woodrow Wilson (LJ 4/15/00), in the "Penguin Lives" series. Not recommended. Robert F. Nardini, Chichester, NH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Louis Auchincloss was born on September 27, 1917 in New York. He attended Groton College and Yale University and received a law degree from the University of Virginia. He served in the U.S. Navy for four years during World War ll. A practicing attorney, Auchincloss wrote his first novel, "The Indifferent Children," in 1947 under the pseudonym Andrew Lee, establishing a dual career as a successful lawyer and writer. <p> Born into a socially prominent family, Auchincloss generally writes about society's upper class. Strong family connections, well-bred manners, and corporate boardrooms are subject matter in such novels as "Portrait in Brownstone" and "I Come As a Thief." He has also written several biographical and critical works on such notable writers as Edith Wharton and Henry James. <p> Auchincloss was President of the Museum of the City of New York. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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