Theodore Roosevelt – America’s Real Renaissance Man

September 10, 2014 Erik Ernst Leave a Comment

“He’s the writing-est president in American history, by far… He’s an intellectual. He read a book a day, sometimes three books in a day if he had some leisure. We think of Jefferson as America’s renaissance man, but it’s really Theodore Roosevelt.” – historian Clay Jenkinson.

From sharing tall tales with anyone who would listen to eating a dozen eggs each morning, wrestling with diplomats and boxing with aides, Theodore Roosevelt might have also been our most interesting president.  Watch this sneak peek clip into his fascinating life from Ken Burns’ The Roosevelts: An Intimate Portrait. Then, tune in to the seven-part documentary airing seven consecutive nights at 7 starting Sunday on Wisconsin Public Television.

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