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Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough

Mornings on Horseback by David McCullough A colorful narrative of Theodore Roosevelt's family, childhood, and extraordinary living. This book is not focused on his time as president. Rather, it pays much attention to the people whom he grew up with. It's filled with quotes from letters to and from his family and those closest to him. Highlights:  It is said also that among those who came looking for Roosevelt backing was Alexander Graham Bell, who hooked up his newly invented telephone so that Theodore could talk from his desk to a room down the hall. While agreeing that it was an interesting device, with potential as a  toy perhaps, Theodore thought it had no real future and refused to put money into it. "Take care of your morals first, your health next, and finally your studies", the elder Theodore wrote. ..his father had given him a brief lesson in economy -- this in view his possibly entering a life of science wherein he could expect to earn little or no money. Th