O, FOR HISTORY: The Bully Pulpit

I finally finished listening to the quite lengthy – nearly 37 hours – THE BULLT PULPIT by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

It’s an excellent book. Despite the title recognizing The Golden Age of Journalism, I wish it had been a solid focus on Roosevelt and Taft, and their families. However, I’ve been reading a bit about The Muckrakers and some its key players, Sam McClure and Ida Tarbell.

Theodore Roosevelt… my adoration for the boisterous, passionate leader is a bit diminished due to his post-presidency behavior. I knew there had been a rift between he and his Ohio born successor, William Howard Taft, but I had never truly studied the reason for their friendship’s semi-termination.

It was all interesting and I loved spending time in that era of history that is one of my favorites.

On to my next audiobook, POLK (James K. Polk) by Walter R. Borneman. I’m really poor in knowledge regarding this president but I seem to know more about his wife, Sarah Childress Polk.

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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