The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt (Hardcover)

The Big Stick, 1905-1909: 1907-1909

By Theodore Roosevelt, Elting Elmore Morison (Editor), John Morton Blum (Associate Editor)

Harvard University Press, 9780674014770, 870pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 1952

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Description

The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt constitute a major contribution to the field of American history and literature. At the same time, they present an autobiography of matchless candor and vitality. They are at once a mine of information for the historian, a case study in astute and vigorous political leadership, and a delight to the general reader. All the letters needed to reveal Roosevelt's thought and action in his public and private life are included, with appropriate editorial comment; and each is printed in its entirety.

In the letters of 1905-1909, Roosevelt's "big stick" carries increasing weight at home and abroad. These are the years of the fleet's cruise around the world, of trust-busting and railroad regulation and currency control, and the building of the Panama Canal. They include the Panic of 1907, "Nature Faking," conservation, the choice of a successor, and the bitter conflict between President and Congress in the closing days of the administration.