Lion in the White House

  • by Aida D. Donald
  • Narrated by Pam Ward
  • 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York state assemblyman, assistant secretary of the Navy, New York City police commissioner, governor of New York, vice president, and, at 42, the youngest president ever: in his own words, Theodore Roosevelt "rose like a rocket". He was also a cowboy, a soldier, an historian, an intrepid explorer, and an unsurpassed environmentalist - all in all, perhaps the most accomplished chief executive in our nation's history. Roosevelt built the Panama Canal and engaged the country in world affairs, putting a temporary end to American isolationism. And he won the Nobel Peace Prize, the only sitting president so honored. In Lion in the White House, historian Aida D. Donald masterfully chronicles the life of this first modern president.

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What the Critics Say

"Donald's swift prose makes this a satisfying read." (Publishers Weekly)
"Aida D. Donald's elegant and affectionate portrait of Theodore Roosevelt is less a biography than a masterful essay on idealism and power....[A] beautifully written and deeply intelligent book." (Alan Brinkley, Professor of History, Columbia University)

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Short and shallow

Really rather poor from two points of view. First, the book is to short. This great President deserves an in depth book telling his full story. Second it is far too positive and in my opinion rather biast in favour. I really prefer unbiast books and this was not. Sorry but I was rather unhappy generally.
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- Valerie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-10-2007
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.