TR's Last War: Theodore Roosevelt, the Great War, and a Journey of Triumph and Tragedy

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About the Author

David Pietrusza's books include 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny; 1920: The Year of Six Presidents; Rothstein: The Life, Times, and Murder of the Criminal Genius Who Fixed the 1919 World Series; 1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America's Role in the World; and 1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies. Rothstein was a finalist for an Edgar Award, and 1920 was honored as by Kirkus as among their "Books of the Year." Pietrusza has appeared on Good Morning America, Morning Joe, The Voice of America, The History Channel, ESPN, NPR, and C-SPAN. He has spoken at The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, and various universities and festivals. He lives in upstate New York. Visit http: //


"David Pietrusza has a gift for making the past both real and dramatically gripping."--Richard Norton Smith, author of On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
"A very gifted writer with a marvelous eye for anecdote."--David Frum, (editor, The Atlantic), The Daily Best
"a great writer."--Kimberly Guilfoyle, Fox News
"one of my favorite historians."--Salena Zito, CNN Political Analyst
"a master craftsman"--The Nashville Tennessean
"Pietrusza's election books are seriously awesome."--David Stokes, WAVA (Washington, D.C.)
"an amazing political historian."--Michael Malice, author of Dear Reader: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Kim Jong Il
"a brilliant historian with a great instinct for the odd characters under appreciated by others . . ."--John Rothmann, KGO-AM (SF)
"David Pietrusza isn't just one of the best historians writing these days, he's one of the best storytellers . . . By weaving political and historical crosscurrents that force the reader to juxtapose characters and otherwise abstract ideas, David Pietrusza has mastered the art of storytelling."--Matt K. Lewis, columnist The Daily Beast
"His books . . . read like novels. If our history students in high school and college they might learn a thing or two about history and enjoy it in the process."--Rob Taub, WOR (NYC)
"the Theodore White of our time."--Karl Helicher
"Pietrusza's skills as a researcher and a teller of tales stands out. His works are deeply written, informative . . . his works on these topics have superseded all previous works, and I predict they will stand the test of time."--Richard Hamm, professor of history and public policy at the University at Albany
"one of America's greatest presidential historians."--The Vernucchio/Allison Report, WVOX (New Rochelle, NY)
"the premier chronicler of 20th century presidential campaigns."--John Bicknell, author of America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation
Heart-breaking, thought provoking and gripping with a large measure of wit, David Pietrusza's new "TR's Last War" transports us to those few tragic years, 1916-1919, when America faced two visions of the future. Woodrow Wilson's oratorical Utopianism. Or Theodore Roosevelt's Bully Pulpit chauvinism. The outcome was a surprise.--John Batchelor, syndicated radio host