Malkin Lecture Series: Colonel Roosevelt

November 7, 2011

Doors Open at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 6:30pm


Of all our great Presidents, Theodore Roosevelt is the only one whose greatness increased out of office. When he toured Europe in 1910 as plain “Colonel Roosevelt,” he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Had Roosevelt won his historic “Bull Moose” campaign in 1912 (when he outpolled the sitting president, William Howard Taft), he might have averted World War I, so great was his international influence. Once the war began, Roosevelt went on to laud the men of the Seventh Regiment for their bravery as early volunteers to the front. Had he not died in 1919, at the early age of sixty, he would unquestionably have been reelected to a third term in the White House and completed the work he began in 1901 of establishing the United States as a model democracy, militarily strong and socially just.

For this lecture, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edmund Morris will discuss the final volume of his awardwinning three-part biography of Theodore Roosevelt covering the last ten years of Roosevelt’s life.

Edmund Morris
was born and educated in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968. His first book, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 1980. Its sequel, Theodore Rex, won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography in 2002. In between these two books, Morris became President Reagan’s authorized biographer, and published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan. More recently he has written Beethoven: The Universal Composer. He is now at work on a biography of Thomas Edison.

Launched in 2007 as part of Park Avenue Armory’s inaugural season as a new cultural institution in New York City, the Malkin Lecture Series presents scholars and experts on topics relating to the Park Avenue Armory and its pivotal role in the civic, cultural and aesthetic evolution of New York City in the 19th and early-20th centuries.

The Malkin Lecture Series is funded by a generous grant from Mr. and Mrs. Peter L. Malkin and The Malkin Fund, Inc.


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Doors Open at 6:00pm
Lecture Begins at 6:30pm


Sorry, this lecture is ~SOLD OUT~

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