A Bully Father

A Bully Father

Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to His Children

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
A portrait based on correspondence between Teddy Roosevelt and his six children offers insight into the loving atmosphere in which the young Roosevelts grew up, accompanied by several previously unpublished photographs. 20,000 first printing.

Book News
Theodore Roosevelt's letters have always been considered not only of a high literary merit but also a window into the personality behind the public persona. Here are his letters, with the drawings, to his six children between 1898 when he wrote from Cuba through their years at the White House to 1911. Also includes essays on the family and quite a collection of photographs. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Blackwell North Amer
The Roosevelt family, with its rambunctious father and six children, invaded and occupied the White House as no other family has since. Theodore Roosevelt - whose wife once called him her "oldest and rather worst child" - was a marvelous father. Not only did he write constantly to his children, but he played with them, guided them, and loved them as do only the best fathers, famous or otherwise.
Their lives together began at Sagamore Hill, their home in Oyster Bay on Long Island, and continued with equal gusto as they took up residence in the White House. A Bully Father features a terrific portfolio of photographs, some never before published, of the family at play.
Roosevelt's letters have been considered by many a minor classic in American literature. Wonderfully wise, warm, and witty, they have long been out of print. The Evening Sun, in 1919, wrote: "These letters ... lift Roosevelt to a higher level of purely literary attainment than any of his other published writings. They are of tremendously absorbing interest from any angle or view."

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679439486
Branch Call Number: E757 .A4 1995b
Characteristics: xxii, 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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