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Old October 9th, 2015, 01:16 PM   #1
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Teddy Roosevelt Book Suggestions?

Anyone have suggestions for books about Teddy Roosevelt that high school students might especially enjoy?
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Old October 9th, 2015, 02:30 PM   #2
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Any opinions on this one? Saw it recommended on an old thread.

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Old October 10th, 2015, 07:21 AM   #4
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Edmund Morris wrote the best biography about TR, but it's probably too long for high-school students.
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Old October 10th, 2015, 08:31 AM   #5

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PBS "American Experience" did a 4 part documentary on Teddy, which I enjoyed. It's on you tube:
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Old October 17th, 2015, 05:05 AM   #6
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Through the Brazilian Wilderness by Teddy Roosevelt.

Your students can obtain and read the book on Google Books and follow the book and Teddy Roosevelt's explorations in this MyReadingMapped page referenced Google Earth map based on the book.

A while back someone from the Roosevelt family, who's name I cannot remember, actually wrote and thanked me for creating the map.

The recent Fair Use court ruling regarding Google Books should allow your students to read and use the map without any legal concerns.

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Old November 21st, 2015, 01:27 AM   #7

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I read Mornings on Horseback and it was actually pretty good. Now it goes over Roosevelts whole life and his struggle with illness and his abillity to overcome it and do the "strenous life". Definetly focuses on his childhood.
David Mcullough is a very famous historian and you can never go wrong with picking one of his works.
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 06:08 AM   #8

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The River of Doubt is about his post presidency life and his trip to South America. It is very interesting. [ame="http://www.amazon.com/The-River-Doubt-Theodore-Roosevelts/dp/0767913736"]Amazon.com: The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey (9780767913737): Candice Millard: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51ShEtDb0aL.@@AMEPARAM@@51ShEtDb0aL[/ame]
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 01:32 PM   #9
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Not a book but Dan Carlin's take on the Spanish American War is interesting and Teddy is front and center.

Dan Carlin and it's free....
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