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The Resource Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn

Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn

Label
Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
Title
Heir to the Empire City
Title remainder
New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt
Statement of responsibility
Edward P. Kohn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president--an outdoorsy, rough-riding figure who was as versatile with a six-shooter as he was with a pen, and who derived his political wisdom from a life spent in rugged and inhospitable environs: the Dakota Badlands, the battlefields of Cuba, and the African savannah. Roosevelt himself did little to dispel his outdoorsy aura, and for decades historians have bought into this mythology. Yet while such experiences certainly contributed to Roosevelt's progressive politics and abiding love of the natural world, they've played an excessive role in defining his biography. In fact, Roosevelt was a native Manhattanite who came of age in the upper crust of New York society, and the reformist, anti-corruption policies for which he would come to be known were firmly rooted in the realities of life in the 19th-century city. A riveting portrait of a man and a city on the brink of greatness, Heir to the Empire City reveals that Roosevelt was a New Yorker through and through, and that his true education took place not on the ranges of the West but on the mean streets of New York"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kohn, Edward P.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Politicians
  • Presidents
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Label
Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-238) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780465024292
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032232
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841892960
  • (OCoLC)ocn841892960
  • 622505
Label
Heir to the Empire City : New York and the making of Theodore Roosevelt, Edward P. Kohn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-238) and index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 256 p.
Isbn
9780465024292
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032232
System control number
  • (OCoLC)841892960
  • (OCoLC)ocn841892960
  • 622505

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