A New Look at Theodore Roosevelt as Police Commissioner
February 29, 2012
Richard Zacks’ new book, Island of Vice: Theodore Roosevelt’s Doomed Quest to Clean Up Sin-Loving New York, takes a closer look at Theodore Roosevelt’s time as a police commissioner of New York City.
Descending the River of Doubt
February 27, 2012
On February 27, 1914, Theodore Roosevelt started his exploration of the River of Doubt, a last chance to be a boy that almost killed him.
A Story of A Ship
February 24, 2012
Theodore Roosevelt set out from New York on what would develop into the Roosevelt-Rondon Scientific Expedition on October 4, 1913, aboard the SS Vandyck, a ship with its own story.
A Great White Fleet Returns Home
February 22, 2012
On February 22, 1909, one of Theodore Roosevelt’s last days as President of the United States, he journeyed out to Hampton Roads, Virginia to welcome back a fleet of battleships he had ordered on an around the world cruise in December 1907.
Comparing Campaign Costs
February 16, 2012
As this is an election year, these two documents are quite interesting. These are the expense reports for Theodore Roosevelt's New York State Assembly campaigns in 1882 and 1883. See how they compare to today!
Cumbrous, Misleading and Slightly Ridiculous: The Creation of the Department of Commerce and Labor
February 14, 2012
On February 14, 1903, President Roosevelt signed into existence a new Cabinet level department with a name he wasn't entirely on board with.
Discovering Theodore Roosevelt Island, Part 2
February 10, 2012
See the rest of a recent visitor's reflections as we complete this two-part series on Theodore Roosevelt Island.
Discovering Theodore Roosevelt Island, Part 1
February 08, 2012
The first of a two part reflection on a recent visit to Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC.
February 06, 2012
Theodore Roosevelt's relationship with football is one of the many interesting chapters in his famously strenuous life.
Theodore Roosevelt and Miss Austen
February 02, 2012
Theodore Roosevelt has an opinion on everything including the enduringly popular Miss Jane Austen