Mary's Library

Friday, October 27, 2006

Happy Birthday TR

The incomparable Theodore Roosevelt was born on this day in 1858. If you have never read a book about the 26th President, then by all means drop everything and get your hands on The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris (1979).

"There are two things that I want you to make up your minds to: first, that you are going to have a good time as long as you live - I have no use for the sour-faced man - and next, that you are going to do something worthwhile, that you are going to work hard and do the things you set out to do."
Talk to schoolchildren in Oyster Bay, Christmastime 1898


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