Obama, reading up on Roosevelt (Theodore)

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Many presidents like to read about their predecessors, and President Obama said yesterday he is studying up on Theodore Roosevelt.

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tells us the president is reading The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, by Edmund Morris -- a true classic of the presidential genre.

First published in 1979, the beautifully written narrative tells the story of how a privileged yet sickly New York City boy grew up to become the outdoorsman, writer, military man, political leader, and occasional bully whom history remembers as TR.

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