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Letters to His Children

Theodore Roosevelt

Book Overview: 

The strong, vigorous, exalted character of a doting father who loved playing with his children and their pets, even while serving as the President of the United States, stands revealed in this selection of letters he wrote his children throughout their school years. They shed light on the cheerful man who remained throughout his life as pure and gentle as the soul of a child, plus many little reveals that there were squirrels nesting in the presidential bedroom, rats in the basement, and children's pranks that damaged the White House artwork! Many of these letters are considered valuable guides for youth in all ranks of life, notably those on the relative merits of civil and military careers, and the proper proportions of sport and study. Only a short time before he died, Teddy Roosevelt said "I would rather have this book published than anything that has ever been written about me."

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .We also go out rowing together, taking our lunch and a book or two with us. The children fairly worship her, as they ought to, for a more devoted mother never was known. The children themselves are as cunning and good as possible. Ted is nearly as tall as I am and as tough and wiry as you can imagine. He is a really good rider and can hold his own in walking, running, swimming, shooting, wrestling, and boxing. Kermit is as cunning as ever and has developed greatly. He and his inseparable Philip started out for a night's camping in their best the other day. A driving storm came up and they had to put back, really showing both pluck, skill and judgment. They reached home, after having been out twelve hours, at nine in the evening. Archie continues devoted to Algonquin and to Nicholas. Ted's playmates are George and Jack, Aleck Russell, who is in Princeton, and Ensign Hamner of the Sylph. They wrestle, shoot, swim, play tennis, and go off on long expeditions in the boats. Qu. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Book 35 of 2023: Letters to His Children by Theodore Roosevelt (1919, ed. by Joseph Bucklin Bishop, kindle version, various pagination).

It has become fashionable to hold up TR as an example of toxic masculinity. While many who promote toxic masculinity (such as the Christiam men's movement and white

I read this charming book of letters for the 2023 Lit Life Challenge. I stumbled upon it on Hoopla while trying to find CS Lewis’ book of letters to children. I am reading a biography of Roosevelt, and reading his letters in concert with the bio made me develop a much greater affection for him. He t

I cannot describe how oddly joyful this book is. Here we find a president living in the white house with his family. When he is away from his kids he writes them letters about Guinea pigs cats kittens dogs as if they are people in a story. He talks to his children as if they are his playmates. He pl

This book is a compilation of letters Roosevelt wrote to his children. It was fun to go into the mind of one of America’s toughest presidents. He fought with the Rough Riders, was a hunter, a boxer, wrestled, did Jiu-Jitsu to name a few things. He was a very active president.

Even more than that he

An interesting read. TR was a man's man, but he did love his kids. Based on the volume of mail to his sons versus his daughters I'd have to conclude that he favored the boys. One must keep in mind that TR produced the work to craft his public persona as an involved and caring parent. Reading between

I just loved this glimpse into the the humanity of a great man. A great example of a father who cared for and took interest in the lives of his children and made time to know what they were doing and play with them even while he was the president of the United States. A delightful and encouraging re

Where to begin?! Firstly; I loved this book right from the get-go. It oozes that Roosevelt spirit; the thrill seeker, the adventurer, the hunter, the romper, the reader, the horseman, and more. But it also revealed things far more valuable and more educational: his absolute love and devotion to his

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