- New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2020 263x175 mm. xxx, 290 pp. plus 8-page color insert. Cloth with dust jacket.
Theodore Roosevelt: a Descriptive Bibliography
Heather Cole and R.W.G. Vail
Dedicated civil servant, decorated soldier, popular statesman, and beloved family man, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was also one of the most prolific American presidents. From an early age, he published articles, pamphlets, and monographs on a wide variety of topics, ranging from a naval history of the War of 1812 to a biography of Oliver Cromwell, from memoirs of time spent ranching in the Dakotas to an essay on Irish theater. His works became collectable during his lifetime, and were frequently repackaged and republished by those hoping to capitalize on the popular presidents success.
This is the first complete descriptive bibliography of Roosevelt's works to be published. R.W.G. Vail (1890-1966) prepared an exhaustive bibliography in the early 1920s while serving as librarian for the Roosevelt Memorial Association (now the Theodore Roosevelt Association). His work, typewritten on 3,000 large note cards, came to Harvard's Houghton Library as part of the Theodore Roosevelt Collection, where it remained, hidden away for the past century. This bibliography reexamines and expands upon Vail's work, providing a detailed overview of Roosevelt's impressive publication list.
Designed by Scott Vile. Publication has been supported by a grant from the Houghton Library, Harvard University.