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Doris Kearns Goodwin is an American biographer, historian, and political commentator. She has authored biographies of several U.S. presidents, including Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream; The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys: An American Saga; No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Home Front in World War II ; Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln; and her most recent book, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of…

Theodore Roosevelt holding grandson Kermit Roosevelt Jr, 1916. "Character, in the long run, is the decisive factor in the life of an individual and of nations alike."

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Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) & the father she adored, Elliott Bulloch Roosevelt I (28 Feb 1860 -14 Aug 1894) in 1889. Elliott Roosevelt I was the brother of the 26th President Theodore "T.R." Roosevelt, Jr. 1858-1919. They were 2 of the 4 children of Theodore "Thee" Roosevelt, Sr. (1831-1878) & Martha Stewart "Mittie" Bulloch (1835-1884).

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Roosevelt started his efforts to preserve Yellowstone National Park as early as 1894 when he as president of the Boone and Crockett Club (a hunters' organization comprised of eminent scientists, lawyers and politicians) worked the Secretary of the Interior to enlarge the park and improve its governance. The resulting legislation provided new levels of protection from commercial development and "ecological destruction". Conservation of natural wonders and natural resources became TR's legacy…

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