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The Resource The perilous adventures of the cowboy king : a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times, Jerome Charyn

The perilous adventures of the cowboy king : a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times, Jerome Charyn

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The perilous adventures of the cowboy king : a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times
Title
The perilous adventures of the cowboy king
Title remainder
a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times
Statement of responsibility
Jerome Charyn
Title variation
Cowboy king
Creator
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Charyn, like Nabokov, is that most fiendish sort of writer--so seductive as to beg imitation, so singular as to make imitation impossible."-- Tom Bissell Raising the literary bar to a new level, Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon- to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with his sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley's assassination, the novel positions Roosevelt as a "perfect bull in a china shop," a fearless crime fighter and pioneering environmentalist who would grow up to be our greatest peacetime president. With an operatic cast, including "Bamie," his handicapped older sister; Eleanor, his gawky little niece; as well as the devoted Rough Riders, the novel memorably features the lovable mountain lion Josephine, who helped train Roosevelt for his "crowded hour," the charge up San Juan Hill. Lauded by Jonathan Lethem for his "polymorphous imagination and crack comic timing," Charyn has created a classic of historical fiction, confirming his place as "one of the most important writers in American literature" (Michael Chabon)"--
Summary
A biographical novel follows Teddy Roosevelt's life, focusing especially on his daring days as an outdoor adventurer and Rough Rider
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Writing style
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10748798
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Charyn, Jerome
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his tmes
Label
The perilous adventures of the cowboy king : a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times, Jerome Charyn
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 283 pages
Isbn
9781631493874
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018046134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037807444
Label
The perilous adventures of the cowboy king : a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times, Jerome Charyn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 283 pages
Isbn
9781631493874
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2018046134
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1037807444

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