The Great Adventure: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America

By: Albert Marrin

"His legacy includes a Nobel Prize, the first ever won by an American. . . . It includes laws to regulate big business, laws to guarantee the purity of our food and drugs, national parks, and millions of acres of land set aside to protect our national heritage. . . . Although Theodore Roosevelt died nearly a century ago, in a sense we still live in the America he helped to shape." Includes notes and suggestions for further reading. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs.

ISBN: 9780525476597

JLG Release: Feb 2008


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Topics: Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) , Family , Helping others , New York City , Nature , Asthma , Physical challenges , Physical fitness , Courage , Adventure , Fears , Perseverance , Principles , Living a life of purpose , Politics , Respect , Self-assertion , Compromise , Corruption , Tragedy , The Spanish-American War , Rough Riders , The presidency , The Industrial Revolution , Inequality , Industry , Regulations , Workers' rights , Labor unions , Socialism , Immigrants , Poverty , Food and drug laws , Environmental issues , Conservation , Prejudice and racism , Segregation , Booker T , Washington (1856-1915) , The role of the US in world affairs , Diplomacy , The Panama Canal , Social reforms , World War I , Big issues , Leadership , The changing role of the president , Legacies

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Awards & Honors

2008 ALA Best Book for Young Adults

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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This cradle-to-grave biography addresses TR's strengths, weaknesses, and ambiguities. What trumps every trait is Roosevelt's love of power, which led to his vision: "Get action, do things; be sane, don't fritter away your time; create, act." Marrin carefully and extensively details the social, political, and international conditions that reverberat This cradle-to-grave biography addresses TR's strengths, weaknesses, and ambiguities. What trumps every trait is Roosevelt's love of power, which led to his vision: "Get action, do things; be sane, don't fritter away your time; create, act." Marrin carefully and extensively details the social, political, and international conditions that reverberate in contemporary political life. Archival photographs and detailed documentation enhance the text. Reading list. Ind.

Book Details

ISBN

9780525476597

First Release

February 2008

Genre

Biography.

Dewey Classification

973.91/1092

Trim Size

8" x 10"

Page Count

256

Accelerated Reader

Level 8; Points: 15;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 7.7; Points: 20;

Lexile

Level 1000L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Dutton

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), Family, Helping others, New York City, Nature, Asthma, Physical challenges, Physical fitness, Courage, Adventure, Fears, Perseverance, Principles, Living a life of purpose, Politics, Respect, Self-assertion, Compromise, Corruption, Tragedy, The Spanish-American War, Rough Riders, The presidency, The Industrial Revolution, Inequality, Industry, Regulations, Workers' rights, Labor unions, Socialism, Immigrants, Poverty, Food and drug laws, Environmental issues, Conservation, Prejudice and racism, Segregation, Booker T, Washington (1856-1915), The role of the US in world affairs, Diplomacy, The Panama Canal, Social reforms, World War I, Big issues, Leadership, The changing role of the president, Legacies,

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