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Theodore Roosevelt
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  • Theodore Roosevelt is remembered for saying: "Speak softly but carry a big stick."
  • He preferred to be called Uncle Eamon, and when he strode through campus, he did so as would a beloved uncle, a first-term Teddy Roosevelt, accessible and genuine.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • There, high up on a cliff face, were the sixty-foot-tall faces of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt, carved right into the rock, staring somberly down on us.
    Sharon Creech  --  Walk Two Moons
  • He could quote glibly from Plato, Nietzsche, Montaigne, Theodore Roosevelt, the Marquis de Sade and Warren G. Harding.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • He begins to wander, gazing at titles and authors: Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, another of Woodrow Wilson.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Equally mind-boggling were the building’s natural treasures—plesiosaur skeletons, a priceless meteorite collection, a giant squid, even a collection of elephant skulls brought back from an African safari by Teddy Roosevelt.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • All the class pictures are in there, from the seventh grade through twelfth, with individual head shots of seniors, their names followed by the names of the high schools they would have graduated from on the outside: Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Herbert Hoover, Sacred Heart.
    Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston & James D. Houston  --  Farewell to Manzanar
  • Well, so I didn’t have a soul to go fishing with but T.R. T.R.’s real name was Theodore Roosevelt.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • And It Can Be Done and the sort of stuff that bigshot Teddy Roosevelt wrote in his books.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • Teddy Roosevelt once bailed out Irwin’s show when it went broke and got stranded in Sheepshead Bay.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit

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  • I was seated in my favorite armchair, reading a biography of Theodore Roosevelt, while my wife was leafing through the pages of a catalog.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Wedding
  • Ted—Theodore Roosevelt Babbitt—a decorative boy of seventeen.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • ’You can refine it, and don’t overlook the Japanese and Port Arthur and old Teddy Roosevelt.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Goodbye maw goodbye paw goodbye mule with your old hee-haw "As that great patriot Theodore Roosevelt has said " America I love you you’re like a sweetheart to me "Don’t go Joe run away they’ll kill you I know it I’ll never see you again."
    Dalton Trumbo  --  Johnny Got His Gun
  • It was in part a reaction to the increasing complexity and multiplicity of legislative issues—even Santo Domingo seemed much farther away than Fort Sumter (for blocking his Santo Domingo treaty, the Senate was told by Teddy Roosevelt that it was "wholly incompetent"), and "interstate commerce" seemed much less exciting and promising than "free silver."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • Archer, as he looked back, was not sure that men like himself WERE what his country needed, at least in the active service to which Theodore Roosevelt had pointed; in fact, there was reason to think it did not, for after a year in the State Assembly he had not been re-elected, and had dropped back thankfully into obscure if useful municipal work, and from that again to the writing of occasional articles in one of the reforming weeklies that were trying to shake the country out of its…
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Next came Theodore Roosevelt, head of the U.S. Civil Service Commission and a human gunboat.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • "An American president by the name of Teddy Roosevelt," said the demon.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • President Theodore Roosevelt ordered an independent investigation of The Jungles sensational details.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s New Nationalism speech in Kansas augured ill for President Taft, whatever that meant.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • It was hard to imagine this man with his silver hair and Teddy Roosevelt moustache, this man who had once run for lieutenant governor, out in the county getting soused.
    Jill McCorkle  --  Ferris Beach
  • The First Lady has scoured storage rooms and the National Gallery, turning up assorted treasures such as paintings by Cezanne, Teddy Roosevelt’s drinking mugs, and James Monroe’s gold French flatware.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Eugene would find his father, leaning perilously on Jannadeau’s dirty glass showcase, or on the creaking little fence that marked him off, talking politics, war, death, and famine, denouncing the Democrats, with references to the bad weather, taxation, and soupkitchens that attended their administration, and eulogizing all the acts, utterances, and policies of Theodore Roosevelt.
    Thomas Wolfe  --  Look Homeward, Angel
  • Now he quoted Theodore Roosevelt whom he resembled a lot: " ’I could carve a better man out of a banana.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • He was just a puppy when Papa took me to Atlanta to hear the president speak; I named him Theodore Roosevelt when I got home that daythen shortened it to T.R. so folks wouldn’t think my dog was a Republican.
    Olive Ann Burns  --  Cold Sassy Tree
  • In fact, ever since that epic moment in 1898 when Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charged up San Juan Hill to liberate Cuba from Spain, the Cuban-U.S. relationship was mostly peaceful, free of tension, and, in a word, easy.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • He had a mustache like Teddy Roosevelt’s, but not so much face.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • Why, Mr. Theodore Roosevelt Babbitt!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • She speaks in approving tones about Theodore Roosevelt’s addition of the West Wing, which moved the offices of the president and his staff from the cramped second-floor environs of the White House residence into a far more spacious and businesslike environment.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Kennedy
  • Burnham met Teddy Roosevelt for lunch.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • After reading The Jungle President Theodore Roosevelt ordered an independent investigation of Sinclair’s charges.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Let me introduce my wife—Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Eunice Littlefield Babbitt, Esquiress.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • Clinton’s announcement depicted the changes as the most sweeping reform of the federal government’s food safety policies since the days of Theodore Roosevelt.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
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