Some Book Recommendations in Honor of Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday

Theodore Roosevelt was the first president of the United States to have a birthday celebrated. The National Park Service celebrates this day with badges and t-shirts, but we’ve decided to do something different—here are some books that Theodore would love!

Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858. He is an American statesman, author, and naturalist who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He is often referred to as “The Lion of the West.” In honor of his birthday, I have compiled a list of some book recommendations that you might be interested in reading.

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When it comes to biographies, I believe Edmund Morris’ three volumes The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Rex, and Colonel Roosevelt are the greatest. Each book focuses on a different aspect of TR’s life, and reading the trilogy as a whole will provide you with a comprehensive picture of Teddy’s existence.

Book cover of Theodore Roosevelt on leadership by James M Strock.

Check out Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership if you’re seeking for practical leadership lessons from TR’s life. Author James Strock does an excellent job of condensing leadership lessons from Roosevelt’s personal experiences.

Dig into The Strenuous Life if you want to read the man’s own writings. It’s a compilation of his finest articles and speeches, with lots of thought-provoking material and bull moose-style inspiration. It’s also available for free on Google Books.

If you’re still hungry for more TR after reading all of them, check out The River of Doubt. It’s a fascinating portrayal of TR’s grueling Amazonian voyage near the end of his life. If you aren’t already enamored with TR after reading the preceding novels, this will change your mind.




Frequently Asked Questions

What was Theodore Roosevelt favorite book?

A: The Presidents Book of Secrets.

What book was under Roosevelts pillow?

A: The book that was under Roosevelts pillow is the one he wrote about his experiences as Governor of New York before becoming President.

What were Theodore Roosevelts books about?

A: Roosevelts books ranged from novels, poetry, and essays. He wrote about the American people in a way that appealed to all types of readers across different classes and races.