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The Resource The Roosevelts : an American saga, Peter Collier with David Horowitz

The Roosevelts : an American saga, Peter Collier with David Horowitz

Label
The Roosevelts : an American saga
Title
The Roosevelts
Title remainder
an American saga
Statement of responsibility
Peter Collier with David Horowitz
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 also 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 drama and anecdote, presenting familiar characters in a penetrating new light, The Roosevelts is a soaring tale of triumph over heartbreak and frailty. But it is also a daunting story of the vanity of human wishes
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-2019
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Collier, Peter
Dewey number
  • 929.7/0973
  • 929.2/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E747
LC item number
.C66 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Horowitz, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt family
  • Roosevelt (Family)
  • United States
Label
The Roosevelts : an American saga, Peter Collier with David Horowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divine fire -- Skinny and swelly -- The gates of paradise -- Rivers of doubt -- Nemesis -- The children of presidents
Control code
29877370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
542 pages
Isbn
9780671652258
Lccn
94005729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29877370
Label
The Roosevelts : an American saga, Peter Collier with David Horowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Divine fire -- Skinny and swelly -- The gates of paradise -- Rivers of doubt -- Nemesis -- The children of presidents
Control code
29877370
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
542 pages
Isbn
9780671652258
Lccn
94005729
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)29877370

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