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When Trumpets Call

O'Toole, Patricia

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ISBN 10: 0684864770 / ISBN 13: 9780684864778
Published by Simon & Schuster, New York, 2005
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Slightly canted, otherwise fine. Theodore Roosevelt after he left the White House. When he left office in March 1909 he went on safari, leaving the political stage to William Howard Taft, the friend he had picked to succeed him. Disappointed in Taft, Roosevelt ran against him for the Republican nomination in 1912. When Taft bested him, he formed the Bull Moose Party, split the Republican Party and Woodrow Wilson won the election. Four of his sons served in World War I. His youngest son was killed on Bastille Day, 1918. Roosevelt died six months later. Bookseller Inventory # 9316

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Title: When Trumpets Call

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, New York

Publication Date: 2005

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition

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From the author of the acclaimed Five of Hearts, this highly praised, spell-binding biography is the definitive account of TR's final decade, the most poignant -- and in some ways, the most heroic -- years of his extraordinary life. Drawn from a wealth of new materials, this is a remarkable portrait of a remarkable man.

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Chronicles of the post-presidential years of America's chief executives aren't generally scintillating reads. With a few exceptions--Jimmy Carter and Herbert Hoover come to mind--the period after presidents vacate the White House tends to be abbreviated, idle, and a little sad. Patricia O'Toole's absorbing account of Theodore Roosevelt's final decade carries some of this pathos, but she also vividly captures the spark and sometimes reckless vigor of the most vibrant of presidents. Possessed of an irrepressible self-confidence and insatiable appetite for power, Roosevelt made an unconvincing show of stepping out of the spotlight when he declined to seek reelection in 1909, bequeathing the presidency to loyal foot soldier William Howard Taft. Over the course of Taft's one rather lackluster term, Roosevelt embarked on an extended African safari (where the trailblazing conservationist slaughtered hundreds of animals), but upon his return he became embroiled in a battle with Taft for the heart of the Republican Party. When he lost that struggle, he turned to the budding Progressive Party. Under their banner, Roosevelt bested Taft in the 1912 election, but Woodrow Wilson, of course, beat them both. Roosevelt's bursting-at-the-seams life has been thoroughly chronicled, but O'Toole wisely focuses on a period when the never-retiring giant of American politics was wounded (both figuratively and literally--he was shot while campaigning and insisted on giving a speech before going to a hospital), but wouldn't, or couldn't, give up the fight. --Steven Stolder

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