The author of The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt and The William Howard Taft Presidency, Lewis Gould here gives us a concise, thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the life of the 26th president of the United States. He observes that there are so many sides to Theodore Roosevelt—sportsman, naturalist, warrior, president—that it is easy to overlook one of his most enduring contributions to American public life: the use of fame to fuel his political career. Theodore Roosevelt offers the most insightful look yet at a pioneer of political theater—a man whose vigorous idealism as a champion of democracy serves as a counterpoint to the cynicism of today's political landscape.
"A sheer and informative profile, satisfying to any general reader wanting an introduction that imparts, as the author promises, a 'reliable account of what made Theodore Roosevelt so important in American history'."—Booklist