Brian posted a review at 2009-11-12 10:05:39.
“Theodore Rex” by Edmund Morris is a detailed account of the presidential years of Theodore Roosevelt, but it reads like a popular novel. The action begins with his wild ride from upstate New York to Washington D.C. upon hearing of the assassination of President William McKinley and concludes with TR escorting his reluctant hand-picked successor, William Howard Taft to the Capitol on Inauguration Day 1908. Morris even reveals what dialogue would have taken place between Roosevelt and his contemporaries, giving the reader the sensation of being “a bug on the wall” and able to observe the significant events of the Roosevelt White House. TR was one of the most noteworthy of the 44 men who have held the office of President of the United States of America. Edmund Morris has done us a great service of providing this memoir of a remarkable man who should serve as a role model for us all.