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Reading and Writing


Theodore Roosevelt was a highly educated, well-read, and was a prolific writer who authored nearly 40 books. Learn more about Roosevelt’s intellectual life.

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Roosevelt's Libraries

Library at Sagamore Hill

Theodore Roosevelt's love of reading was well known. Two "libraries" in particular can be seen as representing Roosevelt as a reader.

The Jungle

The Jungle is a muckraking novel written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair.

Puck Magazine

Cover from the October 2, 1901 edition of Puck as Theodore Roosevelt took over the duties of President after the assassination of President William McKinley. From the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs division.

Puck Magazine was the creation of Austrian immigrant Joseph Keppler.