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Monographs and Other Works on Theodore Roosevelt

Beale, Howard K.
Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of America to World Power. Baltimore:Johns Hopkins University Press, 1956. The best-known and most detailed study of TR and foreign policy, but not exhaustive of the subject.

Berman, Jay Stuart. Police Administration and Progressive Reform: Theodore Roosevelt as Police Commissioner of New York. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1987. Monograph on TR's service as president of the Board of Police Commissioners of New York City, 1895-1897.

Blum, John Morton. The Republican Roosevelt. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1954.Major study of TR as a realpolitiker by a leading historian who was one of the editors of The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt.

Burton, David H. Theodore Roosevelt: Confident Imperialist. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1969. Major interpretive study on TR's views on foreign policy.

Butt, Archibald W. The Letters of Archie Butt, Personal Military Aide to President Roosevelt.Edited by Lawrence F. Abbott. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1924. Butt's letters describing the last year of the Roosevelt administration.

----------. Taft and Roosevelt: The Intimate Letters of Archie Butt, Military Aide. 2 vols. Garden

City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1930. Major Butt continued as military aide under Taft, and recorded in his personal letters the split between Taft and TR.

Chessman, G. Wallace. Governor Theodore Roosevelt: The Albany Apprenticeship, 1898-1900. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1965. Thorough and scholarly account of TR's term as governor of New York.

Collin, Richard H. Theodore Roosevelt's Caribbean: The Panama Canal, The Monroe Doctrine,and the Latin American Context. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990. Detailed revisionist study sympathetic to TR's handling of the Venezuelan and Dominican crises, Cuba, Colombia, the Panama Canal, and the Monroe Doctrine.

----------. Theodore Roosevelt, Culture, Diplomacy, and Expansion: A New View of American Imperialism. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1985. Revisionist study favorable to TR which puts foreign policy and expansion in a cultural context; includes detailed bibliographical essay.

Cooper, John Milton, Jr. The Warrior and the Priest: Woodrow Wilson and Theodore Roosevelt.Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1983. Fascinating dual biographical study of two antagonists.

Cutright, Paul Russell. Theodore Roosevelt: The Making of a Conservationist. Urbana:University of Illinois Press, 1985. One of two studies on TR and natural history and conservation written by Cutright, who was a biologist and historian in the field of natural history.

----------. Theodore Roosevelt the Naturalist. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1956. Should be used in conjunction with Cutright's 1985 book on TR for a complete view of TR as naturalist and conservationist.

Davis, Oscar King. Released for Publication: Some Inside Political History of Theodore Roosevelt and His Times, 1898-1918. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925. Recollections of newspaper reporter and aide to TR.

Dennett, Tyler. Roosevelt and the Russo-Japanese War. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page and Company, 1925. Early study of TR and diplomacy.

Dyer, Thomas G. Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of Race. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1980. Informed study showing different meanings and uses of the concept of "race" in Roosevelt's times. TR is shown to be a racial moderate and a neo-Lamarkian who believed in the equipotentiality of all races.

Esthus, Raymond A. Theodore Roosevelt and the International Rivalries. Waltham, MA: Ginn-blaisdell, 1970. Good brief study.

----------. Theodore Roosevelt and Japan. Seattle University of Washington Press, 1966. Usefulwork on important subject; good bibliography.

Gable, John Allen. The Bull Moose Years: Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Party. Port Washington, NY: Kennikat Press, 1978. History and analysis of the Progressive or "Bull Moose"party on both state and national levels, 1912-1916.

Gatewood, Willard B., Jr. Theodore Roosevelt and the Art of Controversy: Episodes of the White House Years. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1970. Useful analysis of seven controversial episodes of the Roosevelt administration, including the Booker T. Washington dinner, the quarrel with Maria Storer, and the secret service controversy.

Gould, Lewis L. The Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1991. Important study of Roosevelt's administration, 1901-1909, in the American Presidency Series of the University of Kansas.

Hagedorn, Hermann. Roosevelt in the Bad Lands. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1921. Detailed account of TR's ranching days in the Dakota Territory.

----------. The Roosevelt Family of Sagamore Hill. New York: Macmillan Company, 1954. The Roosevelt family seen through rose-colored glasses, but an important source on TR's personal life that captures the charm of the Sagamore Hill family.

Hill, Howard C. Roosevelt and the Caribbean. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1927.
Study critical of TR.

Hurwitz, Howard L. Theodore Roosevelt and Labor in New York State, 1880-1900. New York: Columbia University Press, 1943. Detailed and essentiallly negative assessment of TR's pre-presidential dealings with labor.

Leary, John J., Jr. Talks with R. T. from the Diaries of John J. Leary, Jr. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1920. Private conversations with TR recorded by a newspaper reporter at Sagamore Hill; important source material on TR's post-presidential years.

Marks, Frederick W., III. Velvet on Iron: The Dipolomacy of Theodore Roosevelt. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1979. Major and controversial revisionist study which defends TR's foreign policies as president. Marks must be taken into account in any study of the foreign policy of the Roosevelt administration. There is much that is new or neglected in this provocative and well-argued work. Includes a good bibliography on TR and foreign policy.

Mowry, George E. The Era of Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of Modern America, 1900-1912. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1958. Volume in the New American Nation Series. Solid, informed, and balanced account of the Roosevelt and Taft administrations, and of the social and intellectual history of the period; perceptive analysis of the progressive movement; good bibliography for works up to 1958. All students of the period should begin with this book.

----------. Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressive Movement. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1946. Narrative and analysis of the split in the Republican party and the rise and fall of the Progressive party, with an emphasis on the year 1909-1912.

Neu, Charles E. An Uncertain Friendship: Theodore Roosevelt and Japan, 1906-1909. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1967. Analysis of TR's dealings and problems with Japan after the Russo-Japanese War.

Norton, Aloysius A. Theodore Roosevelt. Boston: Twayne Publishers, G. K. Hall and Company, 1980. Informative and useful book in Twayne's United States Authors Series.

O'Gara, Gordon C. Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of the Modern Navy. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1943. Account of TR's work in building the modern navy.

Pinchot, Gifford. Breaking New Ground. New York: Harcourt Brace and Company, 1947. Autobiography of TR's chief forester; covers conservation policies up to the time of Pinchot's break with the Taft administration.

Reckner, James R. Teddy Roosevelt's Great White Fleet. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1988. Account of the voyage of the U.S. fleet around the world, 1907-1909; good analysis of naval technology.

Roosevelt, Nicholas. Theodore Roosevelt: The Man As I Knew Him. New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1967. Perceptive and admiring memoir by a cousin who was diplomat, newspaper writer, and conservationist.

Vivian, James F. The Romance of My Life: Theodore Roosevelt's Speeches in Dakota. Fargo. ND: Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation, 1989. Chapters devoted to each of TR's trips and stays in North Dakota, 1886-1918, giving the text of virtually every speech delivered in North Dakota and the historical background of the speeches.

Wagenknecht, Edward. The Seven Worlds of Theodore Roosevelt. New York: Longmans, Greenand Company, 1958. Looking at the "worlds" of action, thought, human relations, family, spiritual values, public affairs, and war and peace, Wagenknecht brilliantly analyzes the many-sided Roosevelt. Excellent bibliography. Edmund Morris states: "Succeeds more than any other work in capturing the size and complexity of TR."

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