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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt

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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Morris, Edmund, NY: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1979. 867 pages. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt was written by Morris Edmund. An American writer born in Nairobi, Kenya on may 27, 1940. Known for his biographies of U.S presidents such as Theodore Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan, he is also the author of numerous bestselling books, like Theodore Rex and the Pulitzer Prize winning “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt”. In the book, “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt”, the author uses both fact and opinion to tell the story of Teddy Roosevelt’s life from his birth through his ascendancy to Presidency. The author is a brilliant writer, he carefully writes the book in an understandable way for readers to understand his point of view. In this point of view, the narrator establishes that his main purpose was to inform people on why Teddy Roosevelt was the greatest president ever known in the history of America, and to also find out historical information concerning Teddy Roosevelt. Such information includes: his background, his childhood live, his years attending the Harvard University, his marriages, types of friends he associated with, his entrance into politics, what he contributed to America when he was a President and many more. Morris, Edmund began as an advertising copywriter in the United Kingdom before migrating to the United States for a better life. He is a talented skilled writer, in which he used his talent to write other historical books such as: Dutch: A Memoir of Reagan in 1999, Theodore Rex in 2001, and Beethoven: The Universal Composer in 2005 and last but not least The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt in 1979. He is well known for his historical books which are known in our society. The author’s background is not really detailed or mentioned in the book, it only goes straight to the story. The book is calculated to be twenty-eight years of age. I strongly believe that the age of the book doesn’t really affect the book,...