Mornings on Horseback
About fifteen years ago I got on a Theodore Roosevelt kick and read several biographies of him and about his wives and children. Somehow I missed David McCullough's book, Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt. I'm so glad Sherry at Semicolon recommended it as the March Book Club selection.
The subtitle tells it all, but the most appealing element of this book to me was the portrayal/biography of the family from which Theodore Roosevelt came. It's easy to forget that one's family plays an important role in shaping one - and David McCullough does an excellent job of showing how T.R.'s parents, siblings, and extended family helped to make him who he became.
I loved it.