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The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt: The Women Who Created a President

Unity Temple on the Plaza
707 W 47th St, Kansas City, MO 64112

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. CDT


Get ready for a captivating journey through Theodore Roosevelt's life and loves as author Edward F. O'Keefe joins esteemed historian Candice Millard for an enlightening discussion on O'Keefe's latest literary triumph, The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt. This exclusive event promises to offer a deep dive into the personal passions of one of America's most iconic leaders.

In The Loves of Theodore Roosevelt, O'Keefe meticulously chronicles Roosevelt's romantic entanglements against the backdrop of a rapidly changing America. From his poignant courtship with his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee, to the enduring love affair with his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow, O'Keefe navigates the complexities of Roosevelt's heart with precision and insight.

Through letters, diaries, and historical accounts, O'Keefe paints a vivid portrait of Roosevelt's private life, revealing his relationships' profound impact on his public persona and political career. Against sweeping historical events, O'Keefe offers a nuanced exploration of Roosevelt's struggles and triumphs, shedding light on the man behind the myth.

Candice Millard will join O'Keefe in conversation and bring her expertise to the discussion, providing invaluable context and perspective on Roosevelt's era and the individuals who shaped it. Together, O'Keefe and Millard will unravel the mysteries of Roosevelt's heart, offering fresh insights into the human side of a larger-than-life figure.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to delve into Theodore Roosevelt's life and legacies with two master storytellers. Whether you're a history buff or intrigued by the complexities of the human experience, this conversation will leave a lasting impression.

This special event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books. Attendees may purchase a copy of the book at the event.

RSVP by May 8, 2024


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