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Mark C. N. Sullivan is an editor at a Massachusetts university. He is married and the father of three children. Email
The Bull Moose Republicans, who describe themselves as founded in the spirit of Teddy Roosevelt and dedicated to government accountability, economic opportunity, civic responsibility, and support for new Americans, have launched a new and improved website, complete with blog.
A commenter at the Bull Moose Republicans site reports being silenced for dissent at the Democratic National Committee blog. The headline, "Sad Day for Civil Discourse," refers to the squelching of non-party-line opinion at the DNC blog, but could, just as easily, to a national party's decision to title a website "Kicking Ass."
Elsewhere on the TR front, the newsletter of the Independent Online Booksellers Association carries an interesting article on one dedicated collector's 300,000-item trove of Rooseveltiana:
Lyall Squair produced a catalog of his TR acquisitions, housed in a black three-ring binder with the title, “The Theodore Roosevelt Library, 1961-1995” above a silhouette of his famous hero. It is arranged by category, and subdivided further by author, subject, or date. The largest category consists of “BOOKS ABOUT TR.” Although our main concern is ephemera, these books cross over due to their service to the larger collection, their inscriptions, etc. Let's plunge right in with some curious titles, such as The Teddysey (1907), Monkeys and Monkeyettes: A Reply to Ex-President Roosevelt (1909), the privately printed Who is Bashti Beki? (1912), and The Extraordinary Adventures of Theodorus Gunpowder (1915). Did TR: Hero to His Valet (1927) serve its author well?