Best Teddy Roosevelt Biography

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  1. ComboOrgan

    ComboOrgan Senior member

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    I'd like to read a bit about Theodore Roosevelt. There are a bunch of biographies out there, plus his autobiography and a few others he wrote.

    Can anyone recommend one to pick up? Shorter is probably better - I don't know if I can commit to a 700-900 page book.
     
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    The Morris book is about a thousand pages, but it's so good you won't notice the length. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. - B
     
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    The Morris book mentioned above is really worth reading -- his second one is not as good, Theodore Rex...

    Another interesting read is 'River of Doubt' -- covers a canoe trip down a part of the Amazon that TR did post Presidency. Nearly killed him. The guy was a bit off his rocker...
     
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    Thanks, I'll check it out
     
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    Thomas Senior member

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    The Morris book is about a thousand pages, but it's so good you won't notice the length.

    The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt.


    - B


    ^ agreed.
     
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    I'm thinking about getting The Wilderness Warrior. I've read good reviews so far, and I'm intensely interested in that aspect of Roosevelt's life.
     
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    Another interesting read is 'River of Doubt' -- covers a canoe trip down a part of the Amazon that TR did post Presidency. Nearly killed him. The guy was a bit off his rocker...

    +1. This is a great airport book.
     

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