A Reader posted a review at 2010-08-09 03:12:24.
Easily engaging historical view of TR's presidential years. I gained a deep appreciation for Theodore Roosevelt as the Wilderness Warrior, the pragmatic progressive, the forcefully patient diplomat, and the embodiment of the "strenuous life". Clearly he also had faults, including a disconcerting propensity to use formal governmental institutions to intimidate political enemies along with a desire to accumulate ever more power within the presidency.
This is an excellent book for insight into TR's character, but also the political, social, and economic happenings of the US and other countries (Germany, Japan, Russia, France and Great Britain) at the beginning of the 20th century.