Friday, April 06, 2012

All About Teddy

The Spirit Lives On
Author, actor, and historian Ted Zalewski will be performing his one-man show, Teddy Roosevelt : Mind, Body and Spirit at the EHPL on Saturday, April 7.  The library, by way of Mr. Zalewski's performance, hopes to share with the audience Roosevelt's values : family patriotism, conservation, and "the strenuous life", well led with honor and dignity.

Program Sponsor
The program is sponsored by the Durkin Family, in honor and in celebration of the life of Maria B. Durkin.  A reception with the 'President' will follow the program.

Learning More About TR
For those who would like to learn more about our 26th President, here's a quick list of great books you might like to consider adding to your reading list.

The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt
Roosevelt's detailed diary is essential reading.

Colonel Roosevelt by Edmund Morris
The third in a comprehensive series about TR, by a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author.

Wilderness Warrior and The Big Burn
Award-winning authors Douglas Brinkley and Timothy Egan respectively, recount TR's view of our country's wilderness heritage and his influence in forwarding National Park and U.S. Forest Services.

Island of Vice by Richard Zacks
Roosevelt the reformer takes on the Tammany Hall political machine in the colorful world of New York, the 1890's version of 'sin city'.

River of Doubt by Candice Millard
Adventurer and armchair travel readers are sure to enjoy the thrilling story of Roosevelt's harrowing journey to the Amazon.

The War Lovers by Evan Thomas
An exploration of those who championed and opposed the Spanish-American War in the early years of America forging its place on a more global stage.

Honor In the Dust by Gregg R. Jones
The author examines a showdown in the Philippines and the controversies surrounding TR's role in initiating the war.

For Younger Readers
Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt! by Mike Wimmer
The Camping Trip That Changed America by Barbara Rosenstock
Don't You Dare Shoot That Bear! by Robert Quackenbush
Theodore Roosevelt : Champion of the American Spirit by Betsy Harvey Kraft
You're on Your Way, Teddy Roosevelt! by Judith St. George