I Rose Like A Rocket

I Rose Like A Rocket

The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt

Book - 2004
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"In I Rose like a Rocket, Paul Grondahl reveals the true story of Roosevelt's preparation for the White House: not one of self-making so much as a classic political education. From his earliest days as an assemblyman in Albany to his service as police commissioner in New York and civil service commissioner in Washington, Roosevelt learned invaluable lessons from the giants of his day. He was nearly roughed up twice by Democratic toughs in Albany and he suffered terrible defeats at the more-experienced hands of machine masters "Easy Boss" Thomas C. Platt and "Honest John" Kelly; yet he also learned how to manipulate and co-opt the press, how to harness public pressure and bipartisan allies, and how to fight for his desires from sunrise to sunset and beyond."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : Free Press, [2004]
Copyright Date: ©2004
ISBN: 9780743227315
Branch Call Number: B R677G 2004
Characteristics: ix, 448 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm


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