Theodore Roosevelt by Michael L. Cooper
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Two-term president. Nobel Peace Prize winner. Commander of the Rough Riders. Avid conservationist. Adventurer. All of these and more, Theodore Roosevelt lived his long life to the fullest and left a legacy still remembered more than ninety years after his death. He started his long, successful political career at just twenty-three in New York State, and continued working in the public arena until well after his second term as president. Up Close biographer Michael C. Cooper takes readers beyond T.R.'s bold-faced achievements and explores the driving forces behind one of this country's greatest leaders.

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Michael L. Cooper has written books on various aspects of American history for young adults, including a companion book, Fighting for Honor: Japanese Americans and World War II, which was named a 2002 Best Book for Young Adults.
Published July 9, 2009 by Viking Books for Young Readers. 218 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Children's Books, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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In a superb biography both personal and opinionated, Cooper calls Theodore Roosevelt “the hero America needed.” At the beginning of the 20th century, the United States was becoming a nation of big cities and huge corporations, and the major issue Roosevelt faced will sound familiar to readers tod...

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