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Subject: Theodore Roosevelt
Date Posted: 6/1/2009 11:04 PM ET
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I am interesting in learning more about Theodore Roosevelt. Does anyone know of books about him, biographical probably, that present a balanced account of TR as President?

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 2:15 PM ET
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I came across a reference to a book on Theodore Roosevelt in another forum. Here is the Amazon link to it: http://www.amazon.com/Theodore-Roosevelt-Joshua-David-Hawley/dp/0300120109/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243965816&sr=8-1

"Theodore Roosevelt: Preacher of Righteousness" by Hawley. It may balance out his autobiography by giving more background details commonly omitted from accounts of that time. Fair? I don't know about that, but from the reviews it' sounds like it's worth reading.

--Ellen

Date Posted: 6/8/2009 10:07 AM ET
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I read "The Roosevelts, An American Saga" by Peter Collier a few years ago. I was a little disappointed in it because it didn't feel like a very even-handed account of the two families. So, IMHO if you are looking for a balanced account, this is not the book.

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 10:01 AM ET
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Has anyone read Theodore Rex and would give me a judgment on it? And Thanks Sheila.

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 11:34 PM ET
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I am currently reading   "Eleanor Roosevelt :  Vol I :1884 -1933"  by Blanche Wiesen Cook.   Even tho I'm in the early stages of the book, alot of references have been made about TR as he was her uncle.  (  Elliott....her father.....was TR's brother).   This might would give you some more insight into Theodores life.