A century of sorrow: "The Golden Lad: 1 of 2: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt" by Eric Burns.

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A century of sorrow: "The Golden Lad: 1 of 2: The Haunting Story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt" by Eric Burns.

“Piercing the larger-than-life Teddy Roosevelt myth, Burns (1920), a former correspondent for NBC News and Today, explores the personal side of the energetic, rambunctious war hero and politician and his doting relationship with his youngest child, Quentin. Burns’s unique, stirring account of America’s most colorful president allows Teddy Roosevelt, the man and father, to step off the page.” (Publishers Weekly)

“Burns finds special meaning and resonance in the father-son relationship. A fine homage [and a] solid, very well-written contribution to the vast literature surrounding Teddy Roosevelt.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Burns tells the story of parallel lives. The Golden Lad is not a conventional White House biography. Burns offers a sharp picture of a still-iconic figure. A close and often painful family portrait.” (The Wall Street Journal)

“A crisply written profile. A father-son focus reveals much about the multifaceted Theodore’s personality. General readers seeking a naturally sympathetic, full-length portrait, will appreciate this work.” (Library Journal) 

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