Theodore Rex (book)

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Theodore Rex (2001) is a biography of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt written by author Edmund Morris. It is the second volume of a trilogy, preceded by the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979) and succeeded by Colonel Roosevelt which was published on November 23, 2010.

Theodore Rex covers the years of Theodore Roosevelt's presidency, from 1901 to 1909, covering events such as the construction of the Panama Canal, as well as the Roosevelt Administration's political, diplomatic and military exploits during the aforementioned period.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

In City Journal, critic Ryan L. Cole praised the book along with the rest of the trilogy. He stated that Theodore Rex showed the apotheosis of Roosevelt's life in a way that is "epic in scope and vast in detail".[2]

The book won the 2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography.[3]


  1. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Books of the Times: Scaling the Nation in a Single Bound," New York Times. November 15, 2001.
  2. ^ "The Last Word on Teddy". 23 December 2015.
  3. ^ "2001 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Winners". Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 4 Jun 2016.


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