History and biography meet with fantastic illustrations in this narrative that follows the life of President Teddy Roosevelt. Set into the historical context of an expanding America, discover how young Theodore set to work improving both his body and his mind as he exercised to overcome his asthma and continued in studying his lifelong interest in the natural world. The historical context of expanding national interests is included, and timelines across the bottom of most pages provide additional insight into the times in which he lived. Ages 8-12. 144 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.