Theodore Roosevelt for Nature Lovers

Mark Dawidziak

Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Lyons Press (October 20, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1493029576
ISBN-13: 978-1493029570


Theodore Roosevelt for Nature Lovers: Adventures with America’s Great Outdoorsman

For history and nature fans:

  • Theodore Roosevelt is one of the most beloved U.S. presidents of all time.
  • Handsomely designed with more than 40 illustrations and photographs.
  • A nice gift for history buffs and naturalists.

In addition to being a politician, frontiersman, and rancher, Roosevelt was an enthusiastic hunter who fought passionately for conservation. He played a significant role in setting aside land for the national parks. He participated in expeditions to benefit the New York Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian, and while in the White House, his children enjoyed the company of a menagerie of ponies, cats, dogs, lizards, rabbits, a macaw, snakes, and guinea pigs. Theodore Roosevelt for Nature Lovers is a collection of delightful anecdotes—including the famous story about the “Teddy” bear—that reveal the Bull Moose’s ongoing fascination with the natural world.

Mark Dawidziak is the TV critic for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the author of many books, including Mark Twain for Cat Lovers (Lyons). He lives in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

Read the Author Q&A


Readers lucky enough to have enjoyed Mark Dawidziak's Mark Twain for Cat Lovers: True and Imaginary Adventures with Feline Friends have another treat in store for them in Dawidziak's terrific new book about Teddy Roosevelt in the same attractive format. A lifelong admirer of TR, Dawidziak knows his subject, and it shows in his incisive and often witty commentaries on his selections from TR's surprisingly voluminous writings about the natural world. Throw in a generous selection of apt illustrations--including some in full color--and the result is a can't miss delight that is not only a pleasure to read but also a perfect gift book.

Arkent November 29, 2018

Author: Mark Dawidziak

Mark Dawidziak is the author or editor of about 25 books, including three studies of landmark television series: The Columbo Phile: A Casebook, The Night Stalker Companion and Everything I Need to Know I Learned in The Twilight Zone, his lighthearted 2017 tribute to Rod Serling’s classic anthology series. He also is an internationally recognized Mark Twain scholar, and five of his books are about the iconic American writer. He spent 43 years as a television, film and theater critic at such newspapers as the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. His work on the horror side of the street also includes the novel Grave Secrets, The Bedside, Bathtub & Armchair Companion to Dracula, short stories, and comic book scripts. He lives in Ohio.