Cover image for Theodore Roosevelt, icon of the American century
Theodore Roosevelt, icon of the American century
Barber, James, 1952-
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Washington, D.C. : National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution : National Park Service, United States Dept. of the Interior, [1998]

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112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
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Exhibition tour: National Portrait Gallery, Oct. 27, 1998-Feb. 7, 1999; Federal Hall National Memorial, New York City, Mar. 19-July 4, 1999; Hillwood Art Museum, Long Island University, N.Y., Aug. 13-Nov. 14, 1999.

"In association with the University of Washington Press, Seattle and London."
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E757 .B27 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize
E757 .B27 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Published in conjunction with the October 1998 exhibition organized by the National Portrait Gallery. Color and b&w portraits, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, drawings, and photographs accompany an extensive description of Roosevelt's political and personal life, which spanned America's transition

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Library Journal Review

This thin volume, originally intended to accompany a 1999 traveling museum exhibition about Teddy Roosevelt, provides an excellent though limited introduction to the 26th president. It covers everything from TR's family life to his activist foreign policy and progressive politics, with fair attention to recent developments in historical interpretation. While the book demonstrates an awareness of new perspectives on Roosevelt, like many books on him it has difficulty hiding its general admiration for its subject despite his apparent flaws. Nonetheless, this brief study is an effective piece of presidential history, packed with photos from the archival exhibition that inspired it. Barber, the author of other presidential portraits, has written a highly readable profile, even if it does not break much new ground as it rushes through the life of the youngest man ever to assume the presidency.√ĄCharles K. Piehl, Mankato State University, MN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.