Boston; (1920): Houghton Mifflin. Octavo. Item #025012
]. 334p. John J. Leary was one of those reporters who were close to Roosevelt in the last years of his life and took notes of his public and private comments. As a newspaperman he was under pressure as were other reporters who loved him to write negatively since the larger newspapers were anti-Roosevelt. Since T.R. took delight in revealing new ideas and actions to the reporters who followed him closely from 1916 on, they were called "the newspaper cabinet". There are insights here which are neglected in some of the best known biographies. One of the most readable accounts of a remarkable man who was controversial to the end. Last page opened roughly. Bound in olive green cloth lettered in gilt, spine lettering gilt, corners only slightly bumped. A handsome copy in pictorial dust jacket with light edge were.