Search Results: "Theodore Roosevelt"


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SELECTED SPEECHES AND WRITINGS OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT by Theodore Roosevelt
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 8, 2014

"Intriguing pieces, unobtrusively and skillfully edited, that form both a time and a timeless capsule."
An eclectic collection from the highly literate and scholarly president of the United States. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE EXECUTIVE MANSION by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 25, 1995

"With a puzzle a bit more complex than most in the series, this offers low-key, affable entertainment."
Back to the pre-WW II White House of 1939, as President Franklin Roosevelt and wife Eleanor prepare for a state visit from England's King and Queen. Read full book review >

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THE RACING HEART by Ava Roosevelt
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Perfect as a light beach read or a pleasant escape on a cold winter night by the fire."
The stakes are high for a young supermodel as she tries to foil a terrorist plot in this high-speed, passionate romance novel. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE EAST ROOM by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 1993

"Easy to take and steadily entertaining."
Yet another of the late author's posthumous novels, this one set in 1940 toward the end of FDR's second term, with France about to fall to Hitler's armies and isolationist forces in the US opposing every move to help Britain. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN GEORGETOWN by Elliot Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1999

"Eleanor, taking the word of his distraught lover, Huey Long staffer Jessica Dee, over that of the officers who arrested her, snoops discreetly into the case on her considerable own."
Murder In Georgetown ($23.95; Oct. 1; 256 pp.; 0-312-24221-2) Another trip to the author's posthumous vault takes his mother, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt (Murder in the Map Room, 1998, etc.), back to 1935, when Federal Reserve governor Sargent Peavy is murdered. Read full book review >

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IT'S UP TO THE WOMEN by Eleanor Roosevelt
NON-FICTION
Released: April 11, 2017

"Roosevelt's advice may no longer be strictly relevant, but the book is still valuable as a historical document."
Eleanor Roosevelt's first book, a tract of practical advice aimed at women, is back in print. Read full book review >

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE LAW by Kermit Roosevelt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 15, 2005

"Possibly a roman á clef, but the clef probably fits any number of doors. Entertaining if a little long-winded."
Fresh young associates and cynical old partners do battle with shifty prosecuting attorneys, soulless corporations, treacherous families and each other, in an issue-packed first novel from a young, famously monikered Penn law professor. Read full book review >

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A ROYAL MURDER by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 19, 1994

"Fact and historical fiction blur in what is, absent Roosevelt's clear fixation on his mother, just a routine mystery."
Roosevelt (Murder in the East Room, 1993, etc.) again presses his mother into service as an amateur crime buster in yet another of his posthumously published mysteries. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE RED ROOM by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 14, 1992

"Sporadically entertaining."
Another of the author's posthumous novels featuring Eleanor Roosevelt, super-sleuth (Murder in the Blue Room, etc.). Read full book review >

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ALLEGIANCE by Kermit Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"A Kafkaesque political drama as allegory for America's blind quest for absolute safety from international terrorism while 'the interests of capital' profit from paranoia."
In Roosevelt's (In the Shadow of the Law, 2005) latest, the Axis attacks, and newly minted attorney Cash Harrison learns that too many powerful people think the " Constitution just a scrap of paper."Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"Roosevelt's book will fascinate readers and prove priceless to renewed efforts in Russia to reclaim this neglected chapter of the country's heritage. (158 b&w illustrations, 72 colorplates, not seen) (History Book Club selection)"
A lively and lavishly illustrated account of social relations and material culture on the 18th- and 19th-century Russian estate. Read full book review >

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MURDER IN THE LINCOLN BEDROOM by Elliott Roosevelt
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2000

"One of the weaker series entries, with the author evidently paying more attention to the First Lady's wardrobe than she ever did herself."
Persisting in the fiction that the late Elliott Roosevelt left behind dozens of manuscripts, his publisher, abetted by (likely) ghostwriter William Harrington, once again presents First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt as sleuth. Read full book review >