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Length: 216 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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"Piercing the larger-than-life Teddy Roosevelt myth, Burns (1920), a former correspondent for NBC News and Today, explores the personal side of the energetic, rambunctious war hero and politician and his doting relationship with his youngest child, Quentin. Burns’s unique, stirring account of America’s most colorful president allows Teddy Roosevelt, the man and father, to step off the page." ― Publishers Weekly

"Burns finds special meaning and resonance in the father-son relationship. A fine homage [and a] solid, very well-written contribution to the vast literature surrounding Teddy Roosevelt." ― Kirkus Reviews

"Fresh and illuminating, a fast-paced read that focuses on President Roosevelt’s private life and his role as a husband and father, and on a young man inspired by the Rough Rider to fight and die for his country. The kind of biography that more authors should embrace: concise and lively." ― Washington Post

"Burns tells the story of parallel lives. The Golden Lad is not a conventional White House biography. Burns offers a sharp picture of a still-iconic figure. A close and often painful family portrait." ― The Wall Street Journal

"Burns calls his account of the special relationship between the president and his favorite child a haunting one, but it is so many other things as well: heartwarming and heartbreaking, joyful exuberance ending with the kind of death in combat so celebrated and sought by TR for himself but unendurable in his Golden Lad." ― Washington Times

"A crisply written profile. A father-son focus reveals much about the multifaceted Theodore’s personality. General readers seeking a naturally sympathetic, full-length portrait, will appreciate this work." ― Library Journal --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Eric Burns, a former NBC News correspondent and Today Show pundit, appears regularly as a commentator for Entertainment Tonight and hosts A&E's Arts & Entertainment Revue. He was the former host of Fox News Watch and has won an Emmy for media criticism. He is the author of Infamous Scribblers and The Spirits of America and lives in Westport, Connecticut. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B012TZEMNO
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pegasus Books; Reprint edition (15 February 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2953 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 216 pages
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