Theodore Rex (book)
Theodore Rex is a biography of U.S. President
President of the United States
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 Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States . He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, and his leadership of the Progressive Movement, as well as his "cowboy" persona and robust masculinity...

 written by author Edmund Morris. It is the second volume of a trilogy, preceded by the Pulitzer Prize
Pulitzer Prize
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-winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt
The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt is a Pulitzer Prize winning biography of President Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris. It is the first in a trilogy, with the second volume Theodore Rex published in 2001 and the third volume Colonel Roosevelt in late 2010.The Rise covers the time period from...

(1979) and succeeded by Colonel Roosevelt
Colonel Roosevelt
Colonel Roosevelt is a biography of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt written by author Edmund Morris released on November 23, 2010. It is the third volume of a trilogy, following the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex .Colonel Roosevelt covers the years after...

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
Panama Canal
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, as well as the Roosevelt Administration's political, diplomatic and military exploits during the aforementioned period.


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