Join us as we celebrate the release of THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT by award-winning political journalist and Washington insider Burt Solomon. It’s a historical thriller featuring Teddy Roosevelt’s near death…accident or assassination attempt?
Theodore Roosevelt had been president for less than a year when, on a tour in New England, his horse-drawn carriage was broadsided by an electric trolley. TR was thrown clear but his Secret Service bodyguard was killed instantly. The trolley’s motorman pleaded guilty to manslaughter and the matter was quietly put to rest.
But was it an accident or an assassination attempt…and would there be another “accident” soon?
THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT casts this event in a darker light. John Hay, the Secretary of State, finds himself in pursuit of a would-be assassin, investigating the motives of TR’s many enemies, including political rivals and the industrial trusts. He crosses paths with luminaries of the day, such as best-pal Henry Adams, Emma Goldman, J.P. Morgan, Mark Hanna, and (as an investigatory sidekick) the infamous Nellie Bly, who will help Hay protect the man who wants to transform a nation.
Burt Solomon is a contributing editor at The Atlantic and the author of the acclaimed WHERE THEY AIN’T, a history of baseball in the 1890s. At National Journal, where he covered the White House and other aspects of Washington life, he was awarded the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.