Last week's Time magazine has a picture of Teddy Roosevelt on the cover. The cover story talks about how Roosevelt's legacy shapes the United States of today. One of my favorite books is The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. Roosevelt's life story is so amazing that it is sometimes hard to believe that it is not fiction.
Over the last several months, I have read The River of Doubt. After Roosevelt's unsuccessful attempt to run for President under the banner of the Bull Moose party, he went to South America and traveled down an unexplored tributary of the Amazon. The River of Doubt chronicles this journey. I recommend the book; I even got Sharon to read it.