Theodore Roosevelt began his literary life as a mere toddler, devouring books on nature and adventure. From these beginnings, he developed a writing style that combined a naturalist’s attention to detail with ample pinches of what he called the ‘salt’ of of adventure. Roosevelt’s many books are like museum specimens-time capsules that accurately and engagingly capture the spirit of days long gone. As our expert guides, Bailey and Joslin are the latest in a new generation of Roosevelt scholars writing through the lens of their own expertise. Their book is rich with insight, well-paced, and a pleasure to read.