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Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children (edition 1919)

by Theodore Roosevelt, Joseph Bucklin Bishop (Editor)

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Title:Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children
Authors:Theodore Roosevelt
Other authors:Joseph Bucklin Bishop (Editor)
Info:New York : C. Scribner's sons, 1919.
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Teddy Roosevelt’s letters to his children provide a wonderful picture of his devotion. Many are interesting and delightful, though as the book goes on there is repetition of content in his letters to the younger children. For entertainment the episode of Quentin’s snakes is not to be missed, and for sagacity see TR’s advice to Ted when his oldest son is contemplating a military education and career.

And has any President other than TR engaged in Japanese-style wrestling with legit Japanese wrestlers inside the White House? I bet not. Teddy was doing it three times a week. How can you not want to know more about a guy like that? ( )
  dypaloh | Oct 28, 2017 |
Such a great insight into the personal life and intimate principles of such an influential man.

Reading what becomes of his children is equal parts exciting and harrowing for this still young parent. ( )
  christina.h | Sep 23, 2016 |
It is an incredible fact of life that only about 15 years ago people would write, send and receive hundreds of letters per year, while nowadays a letter written in long-hand is a rarity. Generations of children are growing up without receiving a letter, either from parents or friends.

Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children is a collection of letters written by President Theodore Roosevelt to his children between 1898 and 1911.

The Roosevelts had a large family. Despite his busy work as President, Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt kept up a regular correspondence with his children, sending individual letter to Ethel, Ted, Jr., Kermit, and Archibald, "Archie". The letters are rarely about Roosevelt's work as President. They mainly address topics of interest to the children, at different ages, such as their reading of Dickens, and holidays. Many letters contain beautiful references to natural history.

Theodore Roosevelt's letters to his children were a bestseller in the United States, and are still very readable today. ( )
  edwinbcn | Oct 6, 2012 |
Sweet book of letters President TR wrote to his kids. It includes his drawings, too! Covers topics from silly to serious that is still relevant today. ( )
  dichosa | Aug 25, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 067943948X, Hardcover)

The Roosevelt family, with its rambunctious father and six children, invaded and occupied the White House as no other family has since. Roosevelt was a wonderful father, writing to his children, guiding them, playing with them and loving them as do only the best fathers. Long out of print, these personal letters are warm, wonderfully wise and witty--the best things Teddy Roosevelt ever wrote. Photos.

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Originally published after Roosevelt's death, this collection of letters written to his children over the course of some thirteen years, from 1898 to 1911, was a popular success, revealing Roosevelt to be a loving father and charismatic teacher intent on communicating a love of life, learning, and the outdoors.… (more)

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