THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S LETTERS to HIS CHILDREN 1926 (signed)
THEODORE ROOSEVELT'S LETTERS TO HIS CHILDREN. By Theodore Roosevelt (Author), Joseph Bucklin Bishop (Editor), Published by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1926.
1. Photo of Theodore Roosevelt and His Sons in the White House 1904.
2. Signed by Theodore Roosevelt IV at title page.
It was during Theodore Roosevelt’s hospitalization in late 1918, near the end of his life, that American newspaper editor Joseph Bucklin Bishop disclosed that he wanted to publish examples of letters Roosevelt had written to his children when they were young. Theodore Roosevelt’s Letters to his Children, released in 1919, became a national best selling book and made Bishop economically self-sufficient for the remainder of his life.
Imagine what it would have been like to have had Theodore Roosevelt for a father. Here is a bold adventurer, an insatiable hunter, an audacious politician, and also a daddy who loved to play with toys on the floor of the White House. Roosevelt simply adored his children, four of whom were boys, each of whom he was intent on turning into a man of action. He once commented that his own father was the greatest man he ever knew. His commitment to being the same example for his sons was evident not only in the remarkable globe-trotting adventures on which they accompanied him, but also in the copious letters that he wrote to them, many of which communicated deep truths about manhood, Christianity, and courage. Although the message affected each boy differently, Roosevelt s words are fascinating clues into the life of a man who vigorously sought to balance leadership and fatherhood.
Blue hardcover with orange title. Secure binding, clean text, light cover wear and a very mild top spine shift. Signed by Theodore Roosevelt IV at title page. About 7-1/2 x 5 with 240 pages. Scarce!