Mornings on Horseback, David McCullough

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  1. Ariel R. Says:

    Summary: The story starts with the introduction of Theodore Roosevelt’s family when he was a child. It mostly revolves around his brother, sisters, and himself as children and young adults. One of the most important parts of the story early on is the description of “Teedie’s” (as called by his family) struggles with illness, as well as ailments his siblings face. From then on, the book continues to center around the Roosevelt family. In total, the book covers 17 years of Roosevelt’s life.

    Evaluation: As someone who doesn’t find non-fiction particularly interesting, I was pleasantly surprised with some parts of this book. The descriptions of the adversity brought on by Teedie’s sickness, as well as the sicknesses of his siblings, were particularly touching, especially because of the care and kindness with which Theodore Roosevelt Sr. and his wife attempted to help their children. The love between members of the Roosevelt family was clear in this story, and made it a much more interesting and touching story.

    Rating: 3 stars

    Recommendations: The Great Bridge, Brave Companions

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