"The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt" begins with Roosevelt's ancestors and childhood and takes him through his election to the Vice-Presidency. A sickly child, Rooseveldt worked hard to develop his physical strength and stamina. Eventually he became a great outdoorsman. He went out west to successfully try his hand at ranching and became something of a legend. Morris covers his political career as crusading reform police commissioner and governor of New York, his escapades with the Rough Riders during the Spanish American War, and his interest in conservation wilderness preservation. The book is an engaging portrait of the future president.
This report prepared by Jack Goodstein