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On the Genius of Teddy Roosevelt

Mar 7, 2016

How does looking at Theodore Roosevelt’s relationship with his favorite son, Quentin, help us understand Roosevelt’s genius?

Eric Burns, former NBC News and “Today” show correspondent, discusses insights from his new book, The Golden Lad, with Gail Saltz. Despite all of Roosevelt’s myriad accomplishments, the cause Roosevelt championed the hardest—America’s entry into WWI — was the one that divided and tormented him. Through the lens of his relationship with his son, we’ll gain deeper insights into the mind and motivations of one of America’s great geniuses.