Lion in the White House: A Life of Theodore Roosevelt
By Aida D. Donald
Basic Books, 2007. 287 pgs. Nonfiction
From cradle to grave Teddy Roosevelt was a remarkable individual with a tremendous capacity for learning, leading, and living. He seems to have excelled at most everything he undertook, rising quickly through the ranks.
Well known as President of the United States and was one of the "Rough Riders" in the charge up San Juan Hill, Roosevelt also was a member of the Civil Service Commission, was Commissioner of the New York City Police Department, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States all prior to becoming the president of the U.S. at age 42.
He was widely admired and respected. He lived his life with gusto and style. His was an inspiring life and this biography covers it all with an easy, readable style.