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Book review: 'Colonel Roosevelt' by Edmund Morris
Book review: 'Colonel Roosevelt' by Edmund Morris

Colonel Roosevelt Edmund Morris Random House: 770 pp., $35 After spending close to eight triumphant years in the White House, Theodore Roosevelt left Washington in 1909 on top of the world, a charismatic leader beloved by his countrymen and greeted as royalty everywhere he went. Declining an opportunity to seek a third term he almost certainly would have won, the 50-year-old man of action was determined to concentrate on pet projects and to spend more time with his beloved wife, Edith, and their six grown children. A more than capable writer (certainly the most prolific of all American chief executives), he had contracts for books and magazines to tackle as well. -------------------- FOR...