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Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy—seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma—and his struggle to manhood.

His father—the first Theodore Roosevelt, “Greatheart,”—is a figure of unbounded energy, enormously attractive and selfless, a god in the eyes of his small, frail namesake. His mother —Mittie Bulloch Roosevelt—is a Southerner and celebrated beauty.

Mornings on Horseback spans 17 years—from 1869 when little “Teedie” is ten, to 1886 when he returns from the West a “real life cowboy” to pick up the pieces of a shattered life and begin anew, a grown man, whole in body and spirit.

This is a tale about family love and family loyalty…about courtship, childbirth and death, fathers and sons…about gutter politics and the tumultuous Republican Convention of 1884…about grizzly bears, grief and courage, and “blessed” mornings on horseback at Oyster Bay or beneath the limitless skies of the Badlands. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fine account of Roosevelt’s rise to manhood, well written and, like its subject, full of irrepressible vitality.” 

    Denver Post

  • “This is a marvelous chronicle of manners and morals, love and duty, and as captivating as anything you will find between book covers in a long while.”  

    Detroit News 

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 1981 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography
  • A 1982 Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Biography/Autobiography
  • Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Charlie | 6/27/2011

    " The book went into way too much detail about the minutiae of everyday daily life. I was looking for more stories of what made Teddy Roosevelt the outlandish and larger than life person he was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Barbra | 6/3/2011

    " Just rereading this after loaning it to a young man facing some of the difficulties the young TR faced. It touched me as much almost 15 years ago. We need a few more Teddy Roosevelts in 21st century America. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue | 6/1/2011

    " Great read of a fascinating man and time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ginny | 5/22/2011

    " A wonderful book about my favorite President :) "

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