TR: The Story Of Theodore Roosevelt
He was an unpredictable dynamo, a "steamroller in trousers." Brash and aggressive, Theodore Roosevelt embodied America at the turn of the century. The author of 36 books and 150,000 letters, he was a world authority on birds and large mammals, a cowboy, soldier, explorer, scientist - and president by the age of 42. Born into wealth, Roosevelt took on his own class from the Oval Office, regulating big business and introducing sweeping social reforms. He built the Panama Canal, won the Nobel Peace Prize and left a permanent legacy of national forests and parks. But behind all his unbridled confidence was a man haunted by grief. TR: The Story of Theodore Roosevelt explores the influences of Roosevelt's childhood, charts his meteoric rise to the presidency and explores the turbulent years after he left office. The result is an engaging portrait of a skillful politician, rugged outdoorsman, caring father and fascinating individual.