Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense by Dan Abrams audiobook

Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy

By Dan Abrams  and David Fisher
Read by Dan Abrams  and Roger Wayne

9781335016447

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781982647421

  • ISBN: 9781982647414

  • ISBN: 9781982647438

Runtime: 12.07 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

New York Times bestseller

A #1 Amazon.com bestseller in American Gilded Age History

New York Times bestselling authors of Lincoln’s Last Trial take readers inside the courtroom to witness an epic case in which Theodore Roosevelt, weighing one last presidential run, challenged corruption in the political party that made him.

“No more dramatic courtroom scene has ever been enacted,” reported the Syracuse Herald on May 22, 1915 as it covered “the greatest libel suit in history,” a battle fought between former President Theodore Roosevelt and the leader of the Republican party.

Teddy Roosevelt, the boisterous and mostly beloved national hero, had accused his former friend and political ally, now turned rival, the Republican Party leader William Barnes of corruption. The furious Barnes responded by suing Roosevelt for an enormous sum that would have financially devastated him.

But the trial wasn’t about money, it was a fight for reputation. For Roosevelt this was to be his last hurrah. He still harbored political dreams, and there were strong indications he intended to make one more run for the White House. Barnes had his own political ambitions, planning to run for the United States Senate. Those hopes would be dashed if he could not defeat a man so widely respected as “Colonel Roosevelt.”

Following the case through court transcripts, news reports, and other primary sources, New York Times bestselling authors Dan Abrams and David Fisher present a high-definition picture of the former president, still fighting for his own political career and, just as importantly, the patriotic ideals he held dear.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Gripping…A must-read.” NPR
This beautifully-wrought story…Abrams and Fisher do a superb job of clearly presenting the issues in this remarkable and intensely dramatic trial.” Scott Turow, New York Times bestseller
“A fascinating window onto the former President Roosevelt that is fresh and often surprising. This trial and Roosevelt’s defense of his reputation on the stand, often under fierce questioning, is truly mesmerizing.” Brian Kilmeade, New York Times bestseller
“Many of the questions the trial raised about the effects of money in politics, the dangers of blind allegiance to party politics, and oversize corporate political influence will resonate with contemporary readers. Legal eagles and history buffs will enjoy this one.” Publishers Weekly
“A feisty Roosevelt takes center stage in a mostly lively history.” Kirkus Reviews
“A thrilling account of a nationally important trial that had profound consequences for both parties…Abrams and Fisher have sifted through the archives to give us a courtroom seat to witness T. R. at his ‘bully’ best in this high stakes, high drama, high profile, yet so far relatively unknown, trial from our nation’s history.” Gregg Tripoli, executive director, Onondaga Historical Association

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Author

Author Bio: Dan Abrams

Author Bio: Dan Abrams

Dan Abrams is the CEO and founder of Abrams Media and chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News. He is also the host of both 60 Days In and Live PD on A&E. A graduate of Columbia University Law School, he is the author of the Washington Post bestseller Man Down and has written for the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the Yale Law and Policy Review, among many others. He lives in New York.

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Author Bio: David Fisher

Author Bio: David Fisher

David Fisher has coauthored several New York Times bestsellers, including Gracie and All My Best Friends with George Burns and The Umpire Strikes Back with Ron Luciano. The audio version of Gracie won a Grammy Award in 1990. He has written on a wide variety of subjects, and his work has appeared on bestseller lists around the world. Fisher has written for the New York Times, Newsday, Sports Illustrated, and Car and Driver. He is also the author of the new videogame MadeMan. Fisher lives in New York City with his wife, Laura.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 12.07
Audience: Adult
Language: English