Theodore Rex is the story of Theodore Roosevelt's two world-changing terms as President of the United States from 1901 to 1909, covering events such as the construction of the Panama Canal, as well as the Roosevelt Administration's political, diplomatic, and military exploits during the aforementioned period.
Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman energy, charm, and political skills. He proceeded to combat the problems of race and labor relations and trust control while making the Panama Canal possible and winning the Nobel peace prize. But his most historic achievement remains his creation of a national conservation policy, and his monument millions of acres of protected parks and forest. Theodore Rex ends with Roosevelt leaving office, still only fifty years old, his future reputation secure as one of our greatest presidents.
Author Edmund Morris