|Plot Summary of Mornings on Horseback|
|" Mornings on Horseback is about the world of the young Theodore Roosevelt. It is the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma, and his struggle to manhood.
The book covers the period of 1869 to 1886. We watch Teddy grow from a sickly little boy of 10 to a relatively healthy and well educated man of 27.
The book focuses on the personal family interrelationships of the closely knit Roosevelt family. We gain insight into Teddy's relationship with his parents and siblings. We are also introduced to a very young FDR.
The choice of this lesser known time period in Teddy's life is an interesting one. The book shows how a sickly boy evolved into a man that would be capable of becoming president of the United States. "
Yosef Shapiro, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Mornings on Horseback|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
- general coming of age story
- Politician trying to reform
Subject of Biography
- a kid
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- physically sick
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- More 6-10 B&W
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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