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January 20, 2021 40 min

Maverick: (noun) an unorthodox or independent minded person. Most people know him as our 26th president and the man who uttered the phrase, “Speak softly and carry a big stick,” but there’s far more to Theodore Roosevelt than meets the eye. From sickly, asthmatic child to conservationist, cowboy, boxer, explorer, author, orator, and perpetual adventure seeker, here in Episode 13, we take a closer look, not just at “President” Roosevelt, but the Renaissance man who stirred an entire nation to patriotism and the maverick who inspired many people’s favorite childhood friend, the Teddy Bear. 

 Episode Resources

 Books About Theodore Roosevelt:

  • The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (book 1 of 3) by Edmund Morris
  • Theodore Rex (book 2 of 3) by Edmund Morris
  • Colonel Roosevelt (book 3 of 3) by Edmund Morris
  • The River of Doubt by Candice Miller
  • America: A Narrative History by George Brown Tindall and David Emory Shi
  •  Books By Theodore Roosevelt:

  • The Naval War of 1812
  • Ranch Life and The Hunting Trail
  • Thomas Hart Benton
  • The Winning of The West (4 Volumes)
  • Oliver Cromwell
  •  Documentaries:

  • The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt (1983) Narrated by George C. Scott
  • Ken Burns: The Roosevelts – An Intimate History (2014)
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