Burns delivers history with flair and vividness. " An entertaining and informative look at a pivotal period. Downright fascinating. Burns delivers history with flair and vividness. A work of genuine historical research, colorful personality, intellectual sophistication, heft, and durable interest." A fascinating work about a remarkable year. Delightfully readable. Burns s vigorous narrative is rich in genuinely engaging anecdote. He so clearly appreciates history s sweep." 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." 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."