Book by Collier Peter
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Drawing on extensive interviews and brimming with trenchant anecdotes, this historical portrait casts new light on the pivotal events and personalities that shaped the Roosevelt legacy—from Eleanor's often brutal relationship with her children and Theodore Jr.'s undoing in the 1924 New York gubernatorial race, to the heroism of Teddy's sons during both World Wars and FDR's loveless marriage.
The Roosevelts is a brilliant and controversial account of twentieth-century American political culture as seen through the lens of its preeminent political dynasty. Peter Collier shows how Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, along with their descendants, scrambled to define the direction that American politics would take. The Oyster Bay clan, influenced by the flamboyant Teddy, was extroverted, eccentric, tradition-bound, and family-oriented. They represented an age of American innocence that would be replaced by Franklin's Hyde Park Roosevelts, who were aloof and cold yet individualistic and progressive.
The Roosevelts is history at its most penetrating, a crucial work that illuminates the foundations of contemporary, American politics.
John A. Garraty The New York Times Book Review Fascinating reading...evenhanded descriptions are not generally a virtue of popular history, but they are only the most remarkable of the many virtues of this one....Truly first-rate.
Patrick Buchanan Engrossing...one comes to understand that Theodore Roosevelt belonged to an age that was dying, though he was perhaps its finest expression. And Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for all his character flaws, was perfectly suited to the new age that had begun.
Michael R. Beschloss THe Washington Monthly Collier and Horowitz have performed the extraordinary task of...deconstructing the densely packed array of ambitions, anxieties, responsibilities, traumas, and opportunities thrown on the rich and famous from birth.
Jonathan Yardley The Washington Post Book World As deftly organized, smoothly' written, and psychologically penetrating as any of its predecessors.
Burke Wilkinson The Washington Times The best page-turner of the season.
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Description du livre Simon & Schuster, 1995. Paperback. État : New. Brand new. Clean, unmarked pages. Good binding and cover. Softcover. Ships daily. N° de réf. du libraire 1111100077
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Description du livre Simon & Schuster, 1995. État : New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In the first joint portrait of the Oyster Bay and Hyde Park Roosevelts, Collier and Horowitz explore in compelling, often startling detail the familial rivalries that influenced the private and public lives of presidents Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt, their wives and children, and the political life of our nation. Photos. N° de réf. du libraire ABE_book_new_068480140X
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Description du livre SIMON SCHUSTER, United States, 1995. Paperback. État : New. Reprinted edition. 229 x 155 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The story of the Roosevelts is usually seen as a tale of two presidents - Theodore and Franklin - who were distant cousins from distinct worlds, separated by time and politics. And of two families - the Oyster Bay and Hyde Park branches - that had little to do with each other. Now comes an explosive new portrait, The Roosevelts: An American Saga, which offers a completely unique view of America s longest lasting and most powerful dynasty. The Roosevelts were one family, an exclusive elite who began their history intimately related by bonds of love and ambition. In this brilliant biography, we see for the first time how the family divided into two branches and began an epic battle for the family legacy. We see for the first time how the ideals of two presidents were passed on to members of later generations, ennobling some and crushing others. The Roosevelts is a rare look at what brought this exceptional group of people together and what drove them apart. In this riveting book we see Teddy, the flamboyant politician and Rough Rider, who was also a Papa Bear, passing on an ethos of sacrifice and achievement to his cubs. There is Theodore Jr., the crown prince, handpicked by his father to carry on the traditions of Oyster Bay but unable to complete the mission. And Alice, Teddy s acid-tongued and fiercely loyal daughter, whose antics became the talk of Washington and who finally became a caricature, raving against her cousin s New Deal and trying desperately to preserve her father s legacy. There s als Eleanor, daughter of Teddy s tragic brother, Elliott, who translated the unhappiness of her marriage to FDR into political activism, eventually becoming First Lady of the World. And finally there is Franklin, always underestimated by Teddy s family, who made an alliance with Eleanor to become the nemesis of the Oyster Bay Roosevelts and, in the web of ironies that bind this family together, a truer heir to Teddy than any of his own children. Filled with dram. N° de réf. du libraire BZV9780684801407