Sunday, November 21, 2010

Colonel Roosevelt: Edmund Morris' Third and Final Volume of his Biography of Theodore Roosevelt

I look forward to reading Edmund Morris' third and final volume in his fine biography of one of our most fascinating, if not greatest presidents. Theodore Roosevelt led a full and wonderful life.

Colonel Roosevelt covers his post-presidency. The former president, who preferred to be called Colonel (from his Rough Rider days), rather than Mr. President, was a prolific writer, went on an African safari, won the Nobel Peace prize, formed a third political party (Bull Moose) and ran for president again, and survived an assassination attempt.

I thoroughly enjoyed Morris' first two volumes, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, and I'm sure I'll thoroughly enjoy Colonel Roosevelt as well.

Below is a link to a review of Morris' book by Nicholas Basbanes in The Los Angeles Times:,0,3351631.story

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