Patricia O'Toole

Patty O'Toole
Professor
415 Dodge Hall
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Patricia O'Toole is a biographer who teaches nonfiction workshops as well as seminars on research and on plot. She also directs the MFA Research Internships, a three-credit independent study program in which graduate students assist accomplished authors with research for works in progress. In 2004, she received a Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching from Columbia. Her most recent book, When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House, was selected as one of the year's best works of nonfiction by several national publications. She is also the author of Money and Morals in America: A History and The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In 2006, Professor O'Toole received a fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington.
 
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2005
When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House
Theodore Roosevelt was only 50 years old when he retired as a two-term president of the United States.....▶
 
1998
Money and Morals in America: A History
One day in August 1989, while in Washington on a magazine assignment, Patricia O'Toole rose early at the elegant ....▶
 
1995
The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends
The Five of Hearts, who first gathered in Washington in the Gilded Age, included Henry Adams....▶
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