Roosevelt can come across as… a man of his time, but if you’re willing to accept that, this is a thoroughly researched read about his post presidential life.
I have a complicated past with Edmund Morris. I read "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" in 1979 and thought it was one of the best biographies I'd ever read. I couldn't wait for the second volume in his TR series. In the meantime, of course, he took a turn as Reagan's biographer and produced the dumpster fire called "Dutch." When "Theodore Rex" finally arrived, I was disappointed, It read like TR's appointment calendar with verbs. I bought "Colonel Roosevelt" when it came out but by that time had decided that Morris was a one-hit wonder and sat it aside. Morris' recent death sent me back to my bookshelf. I felt like I owed it to him to finish his TR series. This time I decided to do it as an audiobook. I'm thankful I did. The book was great, a worthy partner to "The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt," and Mark Deakins' narration was among the best I've ever heard. RIP, Edmund.
Like other reviewers I wish it continued on I enjoyed it. The narration was great and a perfect fit. I wish they would refresh the Theodure Rex Audio book with this Narrator but thats a different book. Nothing bad to say about this. If the topic interest you its worth the time to listen.
I’ve listened to all three volumes of this biography and didn’t want it to end....I keep relistening to the last 2-3 hours. What an amazing life...what an amazingly involved and engrossing biography, and what an excellent job of narration. Deakins narrates the first and third volumes and is excellent throughout. Recommended as an absolutely essential part of American history more people should be aware of.
Edmund Morris' third and final entry in his brilliant trilogy biography of Teddy Roosevelt may languish slightly in its final chapters but it's a detailed and tremendously literary narrative about one of the nation's most fascinating men to hold the highest office.
A very good book about an amazing President. The third book in Morris' trilogy of Roosevelt's life.