Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

Colonel Theodore Roosevelt

by David A. Adler




Theodore Roosevelt seemed an unlikely head of state to many. Some called him the cowboy president because of his experiences as a Dakota Territory rancher, adventurer, and head of a Rough Rider regiment in the Spanish-American War. Yet as president he was anything but a hayseed. He increased the country's stature in the international sphere, built the Panama Canal, and won the Nobel Peace Prize. A tireless crusader for causes he held dear, he was known as the "trust buster" for breaking up powerful monopolies and was one of the most significant conservation activists of his time. This handsome portrait of perhaps our most colorful and energetic president includes photographs and pictures, letters, and other primary documents.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823429509
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 03/30/2014
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Lexile: 960L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler is the author of many critically hailed biographies for children, including the best-selling Picture Book Biography series. He lives in the New York City metropolitan area. You can visit his website at

Table of Contents

Preface: Colonel Theodore Roosevelt v

1 The Cowboy President 1

2 Teedie 7

3 As Plain as a Spruce Board 20

4 "My Heart's Dearest" 27

5 Assemblyman, Rancher, Police Commissioner, Navy Man 35

6 Rough Rider, Governor, Vice President 45

7 President 53

8 Trastbuster 67

9 The Big Stick 75

10 African Safari and Welcome Home 81

11 Bull Moose 91

12 Rio Teodoro 99

13 "The Lion Is Dead" 109

14 Remembering Roosevelt 118

Important Dates 122

Source Notes 124

Selected Bibliography 130

Index 133

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