I’ve always wanted to read this book and finally got around to it — and it is a great Audible book to download. Teddy Roosevelt (along with Martin Luther King and Alexander Hamilton) is one of my real heroes. And while my opinion of Hamilton went down after going through the recent Chernow biography, after reading Theodore Rex, my opinion of Roosevelt actually rose.
This was a great man, a man of adventure, and a man who focused on doing what’s right. Unfortunately, the book only really focused on his presidency … his rise to the presidency was extremely uncharacteristic and his post-President seems to be a bit of a downer on his reputation.