The Great Adventure
Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America: Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Modern America
By Albert Marrin
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525476597, 256pp.)
Publication Date: December 27, 2007
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We knew toil and hardship and hunger and thirst . . . but we felt the hardy life in our veins, and ours was the glory of work and the joy of living.
Theodore Roosevelt is one of America?s liveliest and most influential figures. He was a scholar, cowboy, war hero, explorer, and a brilliant politician. As president, Roosevelt?s far-reaching policies abroad and at home forever changed both our nation?s place in the world and the life of every modern American.
Fascinating details and an intimate, fast-paced narrative explore the heroic life and complex world of an American icon.
Albert Marrin is a much-decorated historian and writer whose most recent book, Terror of the Spanish Main, was called "addictive reading" in The Horn Book. He lives in Riverdale, New York.