A book full of original insight, Theodore Roosevelt: A Literary Life brings us closer than ever before to understanding how and why Theodore Roosevelt became a gifted lifelong writer. The authors appreciate Roosevelt’s descriptive, action-packed prose and his wide-ranging scientific and historical expertise as well as his love of nature. Reticent in autobiography, expansive but deceptive in recounting his own nearly fatal Brazilian explorations, and inspiring as he pounded out his New Nationalism program, Roosevelt was a writer like no other. And this marvelous book illuminates his range and value.