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The gap between the rich and the poor has never been more significant. A legislative stalemate paralyzes the government. Corporations fight against federal regulations. Spectacular mergers create giant companies. The power of money in politics grows. Bombs explode in crowded streets. Small wars break out far from our shores. A bewildering number of inventions speed up daily life.

These unsettlingly familiar headlines set the scene for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s much-anticipated The Bully Pulpit, a lively history of the first decade of the Progressive era when the country was falling apart and reform was in the air.

The story is told through the close friendship between Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. This friendship strengthened both men until 1912, when they got into a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that split their wives, children, and closest friends, hurt the progressive wing of the Republican Party, made Woodrow Wilson president, and changed the country’s history.

The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press. It helps Roosevelt get the government to stop letting robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporations that take advantage of our natural resources do what they want. Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White, the best group of journalists ever put together in one magazine, tell the story of the muckrakers. They worked together under the mercurial genius of publisher S. S. McClure.

Goodwin’s story is based on a lot of firsthand information. Roosevelt and Taft write more than 400 letters to each other. It starts when they are both in their early thirties and ends just a few months before Roosevelt dies. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft kept diaries. The muckrakers sent each other hundreds of letters, kept journals and wrote their own autobiographies. Captain Archie Butt was a personal assistant to both Roosevelt and Taft. His letters give us a close look at both men.

Like Goodwin’s other excellent books about the Civil War and World War II, The Bully Pulpit shows how well she can combine academic rigor with an easy-to-read style. It is an essential piece of history because it looks at how leaders acted during a rare time of activism and change that brought the country closer to its original goals.


Table of contents :

1. The Hunter Returns
2. Will and Teedie
3. The Judge and the Politician
4. Nellie Herron Taft
5. Edith Carow Roosevelt
6. The Insider and the Outsider
7. The Invention of McClure’s
8. “Like a Boy on Roller Skates.”
9. Governor and Governor General
10. “That Damned Cowboy Is President.”
11. “The Most Famous Woman in America.”
12. “A Mission to Perform.”
13. Toppling Old Bosses
14. “Thank Heaven You Are to Be with Me!”
15. “A Smile That Won’t Come Off.”
16. “Sitting on the Lid.”
17. The American People Reach a Verdict
18. “Cast into Outer Darkness” 19. “To Cut Mr. Taft in Two!”20. Taft Boom, Wall Street Bust
21. Kingmaker and King
22. “A Great Stricken Animal.”
23. A Self-Inflicted Wound
24. St. George and the Dragon
25. “The Parting of the Ways.”
26. “Like a War Horse.”
27. “My Hat Is in the Ring.”
28. “Bosom Friends, Bitter Enemies.”
29. Armageddon
About Doris Kearns Goodwin
Illustration Credits


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Author(s): Roosevelt, Theodore; Taft, William Howard; Roosevelt, Theodore; Taft, William Howard; Goodwin, Doris Kearns

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, Year: 2013

ISBN: 9781416547860


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