The Story of Theodore Roosevelt

DVD - 2006
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At the turn of the century, Theodore Roosevelt embodied America, the aggressiveness, it was all there, in him. Cowboy, soldier, explorer, scientist, a world authority on large mammals and small birds, the author of 36 books and 150,000 letters, he was president by the age of 42. Roosevelt's magnetic personality and genius for publicity made him a legend in his own time. TR, The Story of Theodore Roosevelt portrays him as a deft politician and a skilled diplomat. The film illustrates his key role in creating the modern presidency and illustrates how TR expanded the power of the Oval Office to regulate big business, to accelerate America's rise to world power and to leave a permanent legacy of national forests and parks. More than a chronological account of Roosevelt's life, this special presentation of AMERICAN EXPERIENCE explores the influences of TR's childhood on the shaping of the man; charts TR's meteoric rise to the presidency; and explores the turbulent years after he left office, when he remained a potent political force and a fascinating human being.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Home Video, c2006.
ISBN: 9781415716854
Call Number: 921 ROOSEVELT
Characteristics: 1 DVD (ca. 225 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
Digital video disc.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Documentary television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.


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