The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Doris Kearns Goodwin

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The hole among wealthy and terrible hasn't ever been wider…legislative stalemate paralyzes the country…corporations face up to federal regulations…spectacular mergers produce big companies…the impression of cash in politics deepens…bombs explode in crowded streets…small wars proliferate faraway from our shores…a dizzying array of innovations speeds the velocity of day-by-day life.

These unnervingly commonly used headlines function the backdrop for Doris Kearns Goodwin’s hugely expected The Bully Pulpit—a dynamic background of the 1st decade of the revolutionary period, that tumultuous time whilst the country was once coming unseamed and reform was once within the air.

The tale is instructed throughout the extreme friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a shut courting that strengthens either males sooner than it ruptures in 1912, once they have interaction in a brutal struggle for the presidential nomination that divides their better halves, their kids, and their closest pals, whereas crippling the revolutionary wing of the Republican celebration, inflicting Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and altering the country’s history.

The Bully Pulpit can be the tale of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that is helping Roosevelt push the govt. to shed its laissez-faire perspective towards robber barons, corrupt politicians, and company exploiters of our ordinary assets. The muckrakers are portrayed throughout the maximum staff of newshounds ever assembled at one magazine—Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White—teamed less than the mercurial genius of writer S. S. McClure.

Goodwin’s narrative is based upon a wealth of fundamental fabrics. The correspondence of greater than 400 letters among Roosevelt and Taft starts off of their early thirties and ends merely months earlier than Roosevelt’s dying. Edith Roosevelt and Nellie Taft stored diaries. The muckrakers wrote hundreds and hundreds of letters to each other, saved journals, and wrote their memoirs. The letters of Captain Archie Butt, who served as a private aide to either Roosevelt and Taft, supply an intimate view of either men.

The Bully Pulpit, like Goodwin’s superb chronicles of the Civil struggle and global struggle II, exquisitely demonstrates her unique skill to mix scholarly rigor with accessibility. it's a significant paintings of history—an exam of management in a unprecedented second of activism and reform that introduced the rustic toward its founding ideals.

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