February 7, 2022 – Theodore Roosevelt’s life is the stuff of myths and legends, a persona he carefully cultivated over his decades charging through public life. But what did those who shared his private moments think of the Rough Rider? We’ll get freshly uncovered insights from those who knew him best, meeting the 26th president through the eyes of friends, families and confidants, through 14 lost oral histories from the 1950s.
Our guide on this journey is Michael Patrick Cullinane who brings us these never-before-heard stories in Remembering Theodore Roosevelt: Reminiscences of his Contemporaries. We previously caught up with Michael when we compared our busts — our TR busts, that is — to discuss his book, Theodore Roosevelt’s Ghost: The History and Memory of an American Icon, which earned the TR Book Prize. (Watch or listen here.)
Michael Patrick Cullinane is Professor of U.S. History at the University of Roehampton, London, and host of The Gilded Age and Progressive Era podcast. Find him at MichaelPatrickCullinane.com, or on his Twitter and LinkedIn.