A Bully Father by Theodore Roosevelt audiobook

A Bully Father: Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children

By Theodore Roosevelt
Edited by Joan Paterson Kerr
Read by John McDonough and Nelson Runger

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8.25 Hours 1
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Theodore Roosevelt was a colorful adventurer, statesman, and president. But he always felt that the most essential role he played was that of father to his six children. In A Bully Father, noted historical editor Joan Paterson Kerr brings together a collection of his letters, spanning the years between 1898 and 1919, which convey all the boundless affection he felt for his family. Although Roosevelt's responsibilities often took him far from home, he remained keenly interested in the daily lives of his four sons and two daughters. Even as he watched steam shovels dig the Panama Canal, he wrote letters filled with vivid, accessible anecdotes to his children. Countless questions about their adventures, friendships, and activities sprinkle the pages. Always a prolific reader and writer, Roosevelt composed an astonishing 150,000 letters by the time he died in 1919. Jean Paterson Kerr's perceptive biographical essay helps the listener see this lively, carefully selected part of the collection as an absorbing family chronicle.

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Summary

Theodore Roosevelt was a colorful adventurer, statesman, and president. But he always felt that the most essential role he played was that of father to his six children. In A Bully Father, noted historical editor Joan Paterson Kerr brings together a collection of his letters, spanning the years between 1898 and 1919, which convey all the boundless affection he felt for his family. Although Roosevelt's responsibilities often took him far from home, he remained keenly interested in the daily lives of his four sons and two daughters. Even as he watched steam shovels dig the Panama Canal, he wrote letters filled with vivid, accessible anecdotes to his children. Countless questions about their adventures, friendships, and activities sprinkle the pages. Always a prolific reader and writer, Roosevelt composed an astonishing 150,000 letters by the time he died in 1919. Jean Paterson Kerr's perceptive biographical essay helps the listener see this lively, carefully selected part of the collection as an absorbing family chronicle.

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Editorial Reviews

“Wonderful…Reveals how seriously yet lightheartedly Theodore Roosevelt took his role as father of six lively children…Each letter is delightfully different, addressed not so much to a childre as to a beloved individual regarded as an equal.” Publishers Weekly
“Theodore Roosevelt is presented by John McDonough in what sounds like Roosevelt’s own hearty, patrician voice. McDonough speaks slowly, with deadpan understatement and timing that makes one laugh…Nelson Runger…has a husky, rich voice that could also be Roosevelt’s. Between the two narrators, we feel right in the midst of this dynamic family.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Theodore Roosevelt

Author Bio: Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the twenty-sixth president of the United States. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive movement, and “cowboy” image. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912. Before becoming president, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.

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Author Bio: Joan Paterson Kerr

Author Bio: Joan Paterson Kerr

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 8.25
Audience: Adult
Language: English