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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

by Goodwin, Doris Kearns

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ISBN 13
9781416547860
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Simon & Schuster, 2013. 1st printing. Tight and unmarked, NF/NF. 910pp. Unclipped jacket now in a new mylar cover.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.

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The gap between rich and poor has never been wider . . . legislative stalemate paralyzes the country . . . corporations resist federal regulations . . . spectacular mergers produce giant companies . . . the influence of money in politics deepens . . . bombs explode in crowded streets . . . small wars proliferate far from our shores . . . a dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. These unnervingly familiar headlines serve as the backdrop for Doris Kearns GoodwinâÈçs highly anticipated The Bully Pulpit âÈ'a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard TaftâÈ'a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the countryâÈçs history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazineâÈ'Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen WhiteâÈ'teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S. S. McClure. GoodwinâÈçs narrative is founded upon a wealth of primary materials. The correspondence of more than four hundred letters between Roosevelt and Taft begins in their early thirties and ends only months before RooseveltâÈçs death. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds of letters to one another, kept journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a personal aide to both Roosevelt and Taft, provide an intimate view of both men. The Bully Pulpit , like GoodwinâÈçs brilliant chronicles of the Civil War and World War II, exquisitely demonstrates her distinctive ability to combine scholarly rigor with accessibility. It is a major work of historyâÈ'an examination of leadership in a rare moment of activism and reform that brought the country closer to its founding ideals.

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Bookseller’s Inventory #
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Title
The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism
Author
Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
second hand - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
141654786X
ISBN 13
9781416547860
Publisher
Simon & Schuster
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2013
Bookseller catalogs
History - United States;
Size
8vo - 8" - 9" Tall

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