Now and then there is a powerful but sad story which really is interesting and which really does good; but normally the books which do good and the books which healthy people find interesting are those which are not in the least of the sugar-candy variety, but which, while portraying foulness and suffering when they must be portrayed, yet have a joyous as well as a noble side… Theodore Roosevelt


A bully father : Theodore Roosevelt’s letters to his children  Theodore Roosevelt with a biographical essay and notes by Joan Paterson Kerr ; foreword by David McCullough  New York : Random House, c 1995  Hardcover. Includes reprint of: Theodore Roosevelt’s letters to his children / edited by Joseph Bucklin Bishop. New York : Charles Scribners Sons, 1919. With annotations by Joan Paterson Kerr. xxii, 260 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

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The Roosevelt family, with its rambunctious father and six children, invaded and occupied the White House as no other family has since. Roosevelt was a wonderful father, writing to his children, guiding them, playing with them and loving them as do only the best fathers. Long out of print, these personal letters are warm, wonderfully wise and witty – the best things Teddy Roosevelt ever wrote.
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