The Lion's Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War

by Edward Renehan

Paper Book, 1998




New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999, c1998.


Family memoirs and previously unpublished material provide the backdrop for this poignant portrait of a man whose heroic idealism inspired a nation. Theordore Roosevelt taught his sons that wealth and influence were inextricably bound with a duty to defend democracy to the death. The pride of watching his sons live up to his high expectations was bittersweet: his youngest was killed in action, and two were seriously wounded. Informative and insightful, this family saga reveals the powerful bond between a devoted father and his children.

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LibraryThing member moekane
This was a great read and a fascinating study of the family life of TR and his children. I enjoyed the material presenting previously unknown (or forgotten) facts (who know Alice was his daughter by his first marriage?) and found the story of his relationships with his children and his commitment to his family and largely successful parenting fascinating. The work has compelled me to further reading about TR.… (more)



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