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History Book Group Meeting – The Bully Pulpit

February 27 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The History Book Group meets once a month to discuss history books and enjoy our time together.  Anyone who enjoys reading history is welcome to join us. Feel free to bring your lunch!

 

THIS MONTH’S BOOKThe Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt and the Golden Age of Journalism (Doris Kearns Goodwin)

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s The Bully Pulpit is a dynamic history of the first decade of the Progressive era, that tumultuous time when the nation was coming unseamed and reform was in the air. The story is told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft—a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912, when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that divides their wives, their children, and their closest friends, while crippling the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country’s history. The Bully Pulpit is also the story of the muckraking press, which arouses the spirit of reform that helps Roosevelt push the government to shed its laissez-faire attitude toward robber barons, corrupt politicians, and corporate exploiters of our natural resources. The muckrakers are portrayed through the greatest group of journalists ever assembled at one magazine—Ida Tarbell, Ray Stannard Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and William Allen White—teamed under the mercurial genius of publisher S.S. McClure. (amazon.com description)

 

 

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Date:
February 27
Time:
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Organizer

Gloria Greis, Executive Director
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Venue

Needham History Center
1147 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492 United States
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