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A segment of the Theodore Roosevelt saga-these reminiscences of the TR Juniors. The appeal will be twofold:- those to whom any aspect of the family story is important- though it should be stressed that this is not a book about Theodore Roosevelt, Senior; and those who relish nostalgic recall of early 20th century America. Unfortunately, a rich life has produced a somewhat disappointingly thin body of writing. Young Theodore Roosevelt had his share of First World War experiences in Europe; as a couple they shared some rugged political adventuring; Field explorations took them to the Far East; then came the appointment as Governor of Puerto Rico and later of the Philippines; and finally, the distinguished military service in World War II which brought finis to a life. This is in essence more the story of a marriage and its rewards, of a family growing up together, than simply the story of a man. Possibly the reluctance on the part of the writer to exploit the possibilities of her material is responsible for the lack of emotional fervor in the writing, and for the avoidance of dramatization of the meticulously detailed minutiae of their life together.

Pub Date: June 4th, 1959
Publisher: Doubleday