Theodore Roosevelt Papers
This Library of Congress site presents documents written by TR as well as photos.

The Rough Riders
Access the full text of TR's 1899 bestseller, The Rough Riders online, courtesy of

TR Speeches
Read four famous speeches by TR archived by Presidential Rhetoric.

Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Take a peek inside the Roosevelt family home.

Roosevelt's Birthplace
Find out about Theodore Roosevelt's Manhattan birthplace and early childhood home, a National Park Service site.

About Theodore Roosevelt
This Web site dedicated to TR includes sound files and images, links to other TR sites, anecdotes, and quotations, and provides information about the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

White House Biography
Explore the White House's official biography of Theodore Roosevelt.

The Evolution of the Conservation Movement, 1850-1920
This Library of Congress site highlights important events in the conservation movement.


Andrews, Wayne, ed. The Autobiography of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Octagon Books, 1975. Second edition of the life of TR in his own words, including letters and other documents.

Blum, John Morton. The Republican Roosevelt. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1977.

----. The Progressive Presidents. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1980.

Boardman, Fon W., Jr. America and the Progressive Era. New York: H. Z. Walck, 1970. An overview of society and culture at the turn of the century, including the pressing issues faced by Presidents Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson during this age of reform. Includes a good bibliography.

Brinkley, Douglas, Natalie Naylor and John Allen Gable, eds. Theodore Roosevelt -- Many Sided American. Interlaken, New York: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1992.

Collins, Michael. That Damned Cowboy. Theodore Roosevelt and the American West. 1883 - 1898. New York: Peter Lang, 1989.

Cooper, John Milton, Jr. The Warrior and the Priest. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1983.
A comprehensive comparison of the lives, philosophies, and leadership roles of TR and Woodrow Wilson.

Cutright, Paul Russell. Theodore Roosevelt: The making of a Conservationist. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1985.

Felsenthal, Carol. Alice Roosevelt Longworth. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1988. A comprehensive account of TR's colorful and controversial daughter, from her childhood to her life as the wife of a speaker of the house and position as one of Washington's most famous personalities; based on over 200 interviews with friends and acquaintances, FBI files, and Alice's White House diaries.

----. Princess Alice: The Life and Times of Alice Roosevelt Longworth. New York: St. Martins Press, 1988.

Foner, Eric and John A. Garraty. The Reader's companion to American History. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1991.

Freidel, Frank. America in the Twentieth Century. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965.

----. The Splendid Little War. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1958.

Gable, John Allen. The Bull Moose Years: Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party. Port Washington, New York: Kennikat Press, 1978.

Gable, John Allen, Natalie Naylor and Douglas Brinkley, ed. Theodore Roosevelt: Many Sided American. Interlaken, NY: Heart of the Lakes Publishing, 1992.

Gable, John Allen Ed. The Man in the Arena: Speeches and Essays by Theodore Roosevelt. Oyster Bay, NY: Theodore Roosevelt Association , 1991.

Gould, Lewis. The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1991.

Hagedorn, Hermann, Ed. The Theodore Roosevelt Treasury: A Self-Portrait From His Writings. G.P. Putnam's Son's: New York, 1957.

Harbough, William Henry. Power and Responsibility: The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, 1961.

Harris, Edmund. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Ballantine Books, 1980.

Hart Albert Bushnell, and Herbert Ronald Ferleger, ed. Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia. Meckler Corp.: Westport CT, 1989.

Howarth, Steven. To Shining Sea: A History of the United States Navy, 1775-1991. New York: Random House, 1991.

Jeffers, H. Paul. The Adventure of the Stalwart Companions: Heretofore Unpublished Letters and Papers Concerning a Singular Collaboration Between Theodore Roosevelt and Sherlock Holmes. New York: Harper & Row, 1978.
The highly fictional and entertaining story of the friendship between TR and the famous English detective.

----. Commissioner Roosevelt: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt and the New York City Police, 1895-1897. New York: J. Wiley & Sons, 1994.

Johnston, William Davison. TR. Champion of the Strenuous Life. New York: Theodore Roosevelt Association., 1958.

Jukes, Morris, Sylvia. Edith Kermit Roosevelt. New York: Coward, McCann and Geoghegan, Inc., 1980.

Lagasse, Paul G., Ed. The Concise Columbia Encyclopedia. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994.

Lorant, Stefan. The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt. Doubleday & Co.: New York, 1959.

McCullough, David. Mornings on Horseback. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1982.
An in-depth biography of the young TR, focusing on his life from the age of 10 until his return from North Dakota at age 27.

----. The Path Between the Seas. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1977.
An award-winning book about the building of the Panama Canal.

Miller, Nathan. Theodore Roosevelt: A Life. New York: William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1992.

Morison, Elting E. Ed. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt: 1868-1898Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1951.

Morris, Edmund. The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Ballentine, 1979.

Morris, Sylvia Jukes. Edith Kermit Roosevelt: Portrait of a First Lady. New York: Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1980.
Biography of TR's second wife and popular first lady, including the nearly 30 years of her life after the death of TR, many photographs, information about her children as adults, and previously unpublished diaries and letters.

Mowry, George E. The Era of Theodore Roosevelt. Harper & Row: New York, 1958.

Parker, Nancy Winslow. Locks, Crocs, and Skeeters. New York: Greenwillow Books, 1996.
A colorful, easy-to-read overview of the building of the Panama Canal; includes kid-friendly illustrations and good maps and diagrams. Especially useful for younger students and visual learners.

Pringle, Henry F. Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., 1956.

Roosevelt, Theodore. American Bears. Edited by Paul Schullery. Boulder: Colorado Associated University Press, 1983.

Roosevelt, Theodore. An Autobiography. Charles Scribner's Sons: New York, 1925.

----. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt. Edited by Elting Morison, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1954.

----. Progressive Principles. Edited by Elmer H. Youngman, Progressive National Service, New York, NY, 1913.

----. The Rough Riders. Dallas: Taylor Publishing, 1997.
Originally published in Scribner's Magazine in 1899, this is an updated edition of TR's own account of the exploits of this famous regiment during the Spanish-American War in 1898.

----. Theodore Roosevelt Cyclopedia. Second edition. New York: Theodore Roosevelt Association; Westport, Connecticut:Meckler Corp.,1989.

----. Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, NY, 1928.

----. Theodore Roosevelt's Letters to his Children. Edited by Joseph Bucklin Bishop. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919.

Roosevelt, Theodore. Wilderness Writings. Edited by Paul Schullery. Salt Lake City: Gibbs M. Smith, Inc., 1986.

Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle. New York: New American Library, 1990.
Originally published in 1906, this famous exposé of the meat-packing industry caused TR to launch an investigation that led to the Pure Food and Drug Act in that same year.

Whitelaw, Nancy. Theodore Roosevelt Takes Charge. Morton Grove, IL: Albert Whitman & Company, 1992.
An excellent biography for young adults, including many photos, political cartoons, a chronology of TR's life, and bibliography.

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