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BULLY! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt: A Book Review

BULLY! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt really is “BULLY!” – as in Theodore Roosevelt’s usage, meaning “terrific!” “great idea!” It was written a few years back, and it has been sitting on my shelf unread for a few … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Maxwell House Connection

Theodore Roosevelt was a mega coffee drinker from earliest childhood. TR: For “Medicinal Purposes” Coffee is non-alcoholic, but still perceived as an adult drink. It is common today for children to abstain from coffee drinking until way past puberty. Parents … Continue reading

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TR and the Bull Moose Assassin

TR: Ex-POTUS When Theodore Roosevelt retired after seven-and-a-half years of the presidency, he was only fifty. Too young. Too vigorous. Too antsy. In a phrase, Too Theodore. He had hand-picked his successor and good friend, William Howard Taft, to carry … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt Takes the Plunger

One would be hard pressed to find a more adventuresome POTUS than Theodore Roosevelt. The Young Fella Theodore Roosevelt became President suddenly. He had been a reluctant candidate for Vice President under William McKinley in 1900, but the McKinley-Roosevelt ticket … Continue reading

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The Third Battle of the Bills: Taft & Bryan

In 1908, William Jennings Bryan was once again the Democratic Candidate against… William Howard Taft President Theodore Roosevelt had been in the White House for 7-and-a-half years. He had been elected as VP under Republican William McKinley in his second … Continue reading

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TR: Marching With Kings

Thousands of people watched the funeral parade of King Edward VII. The POTUS and the King The nearly eight years Theodore Roosevelt spent as President coincided with the reign of Edward VII (1841-1910) of England. TR was only 42 when … Continue reading

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Governor Theodore Roosevelt: Kicked Upstairs

When the Spanish-American War ended in 1898, Theodore Roosevelt was a hero! TR: The Rough Rider Theodore Roosevelt, was a New York Knickerbocker, Harvard graduate, Republican state legislator, cowboy, Civil Service Commissioner and Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President … Continue reading

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Franklin and Eleanor: The Chasm

Franklin Delano Roosevelt was a 5th cousin to Eleanor Roosevelt. The Commonalities of Childhood Descended from Dutch ancestors slightly post-Mayflower, both Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelts were New York Knickerbockers, an aristocratic old-line status. Both Franklin (1882-1945) and Eleanor (1883-1961) came … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt: Asthmatic

Theodore Roosevelt could arguably be the poster boy for asthmatic children. Asthma In General: Today Asthma is a medical condition that affects the lungs and airways, making breathing difficult. It can vary between a mild, occasional and annoying problem, or, … Continue reading

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Bad Deal

One of life’s important lessons is playing “the hand you are dealt” the best way you can. FDR: Several Aces By the time Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) was in his thirties, the hand he was dealt – a patrician-born New … Continue reading

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