Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft togetherFor those who admire Theodore Roosevelt, there was exciting news from Hollywood. Variety reported that Doris Kearns Goodwin’s upcoming book to be released this week “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism” has been acquired by Dreamworks and will be made into a motion picture.

No director has been set but the Steven Spielberg directed film “Lincoln” was based on Ms. Goodwin’s book “A Team of Rivals” and was produced by Dreamworks where Mr. Speilberg is a principal partner.

Listen2Read audiobooks has produced a number of audiobooks from this era because it is a fascinating period of expanded knowledge and rugged adventurism without the sophistication of today’s modern technology. An example of the spirit of the time is our recording of Theodore Roosevelt’s narrative of his dangerous adventure “Through the Brazilian Wilderness,” which took place after he lost the presidency to Taft and after his successful trip to Africa.william-h-taft-speaking

Roosevelt had promoted Taft, his Secretary of War, to run for the Presidency on the Republican ticket and Taft won in 1909. However Roosevelt changed his mind about Taft and ran against him, forming his Bull Moose Party for the 1912 elections splitting the Republican Party. Both lost that election to Woodrow Wilson, a Democrat.