Item description for Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt (Leaders in Action Series) by George E. Grant...
Overview This volume presents the life of Teddy Roosevelt, adventurer, journalist, rancher, legislator, governor, vice president and president of the United States, and an inspiration to people of his own time and of ours. This look at his life and character marks him as one of the most remarkable men of the 20th century.
Publishers Description Theodore Roosevelt stands out as one of the most exceptional leaders in American history. He was a devoted husband and father, a politician, a soldier, a war hero, journalist, an editor, a cattle rancher, a scientist, an historian, a writer, an athlete, a hunter, and a diplomat. While the list of his exploits seesm imposing, it was his passionate commitment to what he believed was right and good and true that was dynamically compelling-even to those who opposed him. Theodore Roosevelt was a hero. In this thought-provoking look at his leadership in action, we see why he not only earned the respect and admiration of his contemporaries, but why, even today, he continues to capture our imagination. "For me Theodore Roosevelt has always been a caricature, a political cartoon with a stick and coke-bottom glasses, riding up San Juan hill. Now, through this wonderful retelling of his life, this larger-than-life image has become a real, living and breathing person - still large, to be sure, and most definitely now alive." Michael Card (best-selling recording artist, songwriter, and author)
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Studio: Cumberland House Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1997
Publisher CUMBERLAND HOUSE #572
Series Leaders In Action
ISBN 1888952202 ISBN13 9781888952209
Availability 0 units.
More About George E. Grant
Grant is director of King's Meadow Study Center, the editor of the Arx Axiom newsletter, a regular columnist for World and Table Talk magazines, the editorial director for Highland Books, and a teaching fellow at the Franklin Classical School.
George E. Grant currently resides in Franklin, in the state of Tennessee. George E. Grant was born in 1954.
Reviews - What do customers think about Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt (Leaders in Action Series)?
Right wing revisionist history Sep 9, 2008
This at first appears to be a short well written comprehensive story of Teddy Roosevelt's life. It turns out to be a right wing evangelical christian propaganda piece. Actual facts are interspersed with false statements to influence the reader on modern social issues which have no place in an objective scholarly work. Do not read this book if you want a fair and balanced picture.
A Must-Read for the U.S. History Student! Mar 8, 2006
What a wonderful book! Teddy Roosevelt was brilliantly ressurected for us by George Grant in this comprehensive, yet easy-to-read work (because of the chapter lengths). Section 1 is a biography of his life; Section 2 contains short chapters on his character, and many sides to his life; Section 3 deals with his legacy.
This book gives the reader a good look a life in the U.S. during the last half of the 19th century, as well as one of the period's most beloved of heroes.
Biased -- Better Stuff Available Jun 8, 2005
I just wanted a simple biography on Theodore Roosevelt, but this was pretty openly and obviously a book with an agenda. True, the basics about Theodore Roosevelt are here, but the emphasis is on spiritual faith and values. Since I read this book, I read Roosevlet's autobiography and came to realize that he is much more complex than this book suggests.
Carry A Big Stick Aug 29, 2003
This is an incredible book, that truly gives you the insight of one of the greatest men that ever lived. Filled with many incredible principles to live by, you WILL enjoy this book and the excitement it brings to your life!
Errors galore in this Conservative Christian propaganda! Apr 22, 2003
I've read 40+ plus books by or about TR and this is the worst, one-sided view of this complex, multi-facted man. This is as bad as the radical-left "Howard Zinn-ism" revisionist history of TR's foreign policies.
There are too many "blatant" errors to list in this mini-review, but just for starters:
1). TR did not, as the author claims, visit his mother's Georgia plantation "10 or more times". It is well documented that TR only visited Bulloch Hall twice -once as president and once post-White House. He did not have a very high opinion of most Southerners, despite the author's claims to the contrary. His wife abhorred most Southerners.
2). TR did not force his children, particulary Alice, to attend church every Sunday. Edith was the religious task master of the family and in her quiet manner usually rounded up all kids, except for Alice. Alice was a well-known, open atheist from her teen years until she died. TR and Edith had accepted the teenager's refusal to be confirmed in the Episcopal church or any other church. Their son Archie also grew up to be an agnostic.
3). TR most certainly did NOT shower Edith with flowers and jewels. He never even remembered her birthday (though he never forgot the date of their engagement and wedding anniversay). Edith hated receiving extravagent gifts from anyone, especially her husband. They did have a very happy marriage and home life but he also known for taking off on 3-month hunting trips soon after Edith would deliver another baby.
4). TR most certainly did like to attend parties and was a professional social butterfly because he knew he would probably end up as the main attraction - just what his ego needed. The author paints TR as a man who shunned social gatherings to be with his family 24/7. Definitely not true. He LOVED being around people of all and any type, though his wife certainly like to stoke the home fires more than making the social rounds.
5). TR never made any speeches about abortion. Abortion was not on the radar screen in his time. The author uses quotes that TR said about women not wanting to get married and raise families to make it seem as though TR were speaking direcly on the subject of abortion.
6). TR believed in and preached on the separation of Church and State. He wanted to remove "In God We Trust" from the US coinnage and even pushed one of the leading artists of that time, Grant LaFarge, to create a new design. The "religious right" of his time went ballistic over this decision and he later backed down. He made many speeches proclaiming that the Church stay out of the affairs of the State. Indeed, he was a strong, "old school" Christian who did preach to the citizens the value of religion, a happy home life, and following the morals one teaches to his/her children. However, he also thought a country would head down the dangerous path if a certain religion or belief were forced upon its citizens.