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The Resource The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism, Doris Kearns Goodwin

The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism, Doris Kearns Goodwin

Label
The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism
Title
The bully pulpit
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism
Statement of responsibility
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • The gap between rich and poor has never been wider. Legislative stalemate paralyzes the country. Corporations resist federal regulations. Spectacular mergers produce giant companies. The influence of money in politics deepens. Bombs explode in crowded streets. Small wars proliferate far from our shores. A dizzying array of inventions speeds the pace of daily life. These unnervingly familiar headlines serve as the backdrop for a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft -- a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine -- Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White -- teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S. S. McClure
  • A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Dewey number
973.91/1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E757
LC item number
.G66 2013b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Taft, William H.
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Progressivism (United States politics)
  • Press and politics
  • United States
  • United States
  • HISTORY / General
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General
  • HISTORY / United States / General
Label
The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism, Doris Kearns Goodwin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [753]-867) 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.
Control code
827262860
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 910 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416547860
Lccn
2013032709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)827262860
Label
The bully pulpit : Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the golden age of journalism, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [753]-867) 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.
Control code
827262860
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 910 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416547860
Lccn
2013032709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)827262860

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