Jefferson Exchange | December 12, 2013
11:01 am
Thu December 12, 2013

T.R.'s Roots: "Heir To The Empire City"

Edward P. Kohn's book explores the early years that shaped U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt.

Any discussion of American President Theodore Roosevelt often goes straight to his tough-guy image. 

Credit Perseus Books

Yes, he charged up San Juan Hill in Cuba with a unit called The Rough Riders. 

Yes, he actually delivered a speech with a bullet still in his body, after being shot. 

But Roosevelt's image belied his background as the privileged son of a prominent New York family.  His work in and for New York is the subject of Edward P. Kohn's book Heir to the Empire City: New York and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt


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