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The Perilous Adventures Of The Cowboy King: A Novel of Teddy Roosevelt and His Times

Jerome Charyn.
Item #: D11469
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 304 / 2019
Publisher: Liveright
ISBN: 9781631493874
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Much as he did in novels about Abraham Lincoln and Emily Dickinson, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt—the New York City police commissioner, self-appointed soldier, and soon-to-be 26th president—through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with Roosevelt's sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley's assassination, the novel positions Teddy as a "perfect bull in a china shop," a fearless crime fighter and pioneering environmentalist, and the cast includes his niece, Eleanor; a mountain lion named Josephine; and the legendary Rough Riders.


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