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Author White, Richard D. (Richard Downing), 1945-

Title Roosevelt the reformer : Theodore Roosevelt as civil service commissioner, 1889-1895 / Richard D. White, Jr
Published Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents 1889: Arriving in Washington -- 1890: Attacked from all quarters -- 1891: Building valuable friendships -- 1892: Making progress in civil service reform -- 1893: Reappointment by the democrats -- 1894: Building the merit system -- 1895: Returning to New York -- 1901: Continuing reform as president
Summary Covers a fascinating period of Theodore Roosevelt's life, his first six years in Washington. Roosevelt the Reformer sheds light on an important chapter in the biography of the flamboyant 26th president of the United States. From 1889 to 1895--before he was a Rough Rider in the Spanish-American War and before he oversaw the building of the Panama Canal and won the 1906 Nobel Peace Prize--'Teddy' Roosevelt served as one of three civil service commissioners. This was a significant period of his life because he matured politically and learned how to navigate through Washington politics. He sparred
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-251) and index
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Subject Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.
United States Civil Service Commission -- Biography.
United States Civil Service Commission -- History.
Civil service reform -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Presidents -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1889-1893.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1893-1897.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 081738233X (electronic bk.)
9780817382339 (electronic bk.)