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Historic Photos of Theodore Roosevelt

“It is impossible to win the great prizes of life without running risks, and the greatest of all prizes are those connected with the home. No father and mother can hope to escape sorrow and anxiety, and there are dreadful moments when death comes very near those we love, even if for the time being it passes by. But life is a great adventure, and the worst of all fears is the fear of living.” —Theodore Roosevelt, from his autobiography.

Following the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt charged into the limelight and the twentieth century as the 26th president of the United States. Charismatic, fiercely energetic, and adored by Americans everywhere, TR would champion a host of causes to bring the nation into the new century brimming with optimism and onto the international scene as a world power.

From his earliest days as a youth in New York City to his declining years during World War I, Historic Photos of Theodore Roosevelt captures the greatest exploits of one of the nation’s greatest Americans. As soldier and explorer, as conservationist and big game hunter, as governor, vice-president, and president, as scientist and writer, and as family man, TR s life in pictures blazes a path sure to enthrall every reader, from the student of history to the history buff.

TR became and remains an American icon. The hundreds of photographs in Historic Photos of Theodore Roosevelt, many of them rare and unusual, and all published in striking black and white, help Americans a hundred years later to understand why.


“Anyone who is interested in this dynamic president should read Historic Photos of Theodore Roosevelt with text and captions by Stacy A. Cordery. The purpose of this photographic book is to inspire  provide perspective and evoke insight on the life and times of Theodore Roosevelt.” —Las Cruces Sun-News

“Turner Publishing has produced a well-conceived, handsome, historically valuable volume of black and white photographs focused on the sixty years of the life of Theodore Roosevelt. It is due to the narrative provided by Stacy A. Cordery that this book merits being labeled as an important work of history.” —William Tilchin, author of Theodore Roosevelt and the British Empire, in the Theodore Roosevelt Association Journal

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