• In the Prologue, the author describes in detail the way in which President Theodore Roosevelt greeted guests on New Year's Day, 1907.
• Seemingly without effort, Roosevelt filled his days with matters of national interest ranging from peacekeeping talks to environmental preservation.
• The President also made an impressive physical impression; his various sports interests such as wrestling, boxing and climbing, gave him a strong physique which gained notice from each visitor on this New Year's Day.
• The author quotes many famous contemporaries of Roosevelt, both for and against the President.
• After hours of handshaking, Roosevelt concluded the visits at 2pm and retired into the country with his wife and five of his six children.
Chapter 1, “The Very Small Person”
• Theodore Roosevelt's life began "in the late afternoon on October 27, 1858." He was born into a privileged New York City family, the second child of Theodore Senior and Martha Bulloch Roosevelt...
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