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
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
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E757
LC item number
.G66 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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 MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Governor and Governor General
  • "That damned cowboy is President"
  • "The most famous woman in America"
  • "A mission to perform"
  • Toppling old bosses
  • "Thank Heaven you are to be with me!"
  • "A smile that won't come off"
  • "Sitting on the lid"
  • The American people reach a verdict
  • "Cast into outer darkness"
  • The hunter returns
  • "To cut Mr. Taft in two!"
  • Taft boom, Wall Street bust
  • Kingmaker and king
  • "A great stricken animal"
  • A self-inflicted wound
  • St. George and the dragon
  • "The parting of the ways"
  • "Like a war horse"
  • "My hat is in the ring"
  • "Bosom friends, bitter enemies"
  • Will and Teedie
  • Armageddon
  • The judge and the politician
  • Nellie Herron Taft
  • Edith Carow Roosevelt
  • The insider and the outsider
  • The invention of McClure's
  • "Like a boy on roller skates"
Control code
ocn827262860
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xiv, 910 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781416547860
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013032709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
Gift of Mary Lou Williamson.
Other control number
40022950545
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)827262860

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