Theodore Roosevelt was born on October 27, 1858 (a date
celebrated each year by the U.S. Navy as Navy Day), and became the
twenty-sixth president of the United States. He was a naturalist,
writer, historian, and soldier. He died in 1919.
Caleb Carr is the bestselling author of the novels The Alienist and The Angel of Darkness, as well as a critically acclaimed biography of an American mercenary, The Devil Soldier. He writes frequently on military history for The New York Times and MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History, where he is a contributing editor.
"A classic of naval history." --Edmund Morris
"An excellent book in every respect, and shows in so young an author the best promises for a good historian."
--The New York Times