In the 1970s historian David McCullough asked P. James Roosevelt, who is regarded as the head of the Oyster Bay branch of the Roosevelt family, if he thought there was any important facet of Theodore Roosevelt that had been neglected by TR’s biographers. “Yes,” P. James Roosevelt said. “No writer seems to have understood the degree to which he was part of a clan.”1


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