The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt constitute a major contribution to the field of American history and literature. At the same time, they present an autobiography of matchless candor and vitality. They are at once a mine of information for the historian, a case study in astute and vigorous political leadership, and a delight to the general reader. All the letters needed to reveal Roosevelt's thought and action in his public and private life are included, with appropriate editorial comment; and each is printed in its entirety.
In the letters of 1901-1905, Roosevelt consolidates his position as President and party leader, settles the coal strike, deals with the politics of the Panama Canal, expands the Navy, extends the sphere of American interests abroad, achieves the Presidency in his own right, and works with the Russians and the Japanese to make the Peace in Portsmouth.
John Morton Blum was Professor of History at Yale University.
VOLUME THREE Introduction An Office That Should Be Abolished" January 1901--September 1901 Changing the Guard September 1901--August 1902 The Rights of Labor and the Control of Corporations August 1902--March 1903 Morality in Public Service March 1903--October 1903 Panama: From Acquisition to Commission October 1903--January 1904 VOLUME FOUR Panama: From Acquisition to Commission, continued January 1904--March 1904 Political Engineer March 1904--June 1904 A Square Deal for America June 1904--November 1904 The Legislative Process November 1904--March 1905 A Square Deal for Asia and Europe March 1905--August 1905 APPENDIX 1. Theodore Roosevelt and the Legislative Process 2. Chronology INDEX