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A New Look at Theodore Roosevelt as Police Commissioner

Feb 29, 2012

Island of Vice 

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.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Feb 29, 2012 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Descending the River of Doubt

Feb 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.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Feb 27, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Story of A Ship

Feb 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.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Feb 24, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

A Great White Fleet Returns Home

Feb 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.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Feb 22, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)  |  Share this post

Comparing Campaign Costs

Feb 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!

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Feb 16, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Cumbrous, Misleading and Slightly Ridiculous: The Creation of the Department of Commerce and Labor

Feb 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.

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Posted by Grant Carlson on Feb 14, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Discovering Theodore Roosevelt Island, Part 2

Feb 10, 2012

See the rest of a recent visitor's reflections as we complete this two-part series on Theodore Roosevelt Island.

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Posted by Clay Jenkinson on Feb 10, 2012 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Discovering Theodore Roosevelt Island, Part 1

Feb 08, 2012

Statue on Theodore Roosevelt Island 

The first of a two part reflection on a recent visit to Theodore Roosevelt Island in Washington, DC.

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Posted by Clay Jenkinson on Feb 08, 2012 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Don't Flinch

Feb 06, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt's relationship with football is one of the many interesting chapters in his famously strenuous life.

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Feb 06, 2012 in Current Events  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post

Theodore Roosevelt and Miss Austen

Feb 02, 2012

Theodore Roosevelt has an opinion on everything including the enduringly popular Miss Jane Austen

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Posted by Krystal Thomas on Feb 02, 2012 in History  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)  |  Share this post