Judging A Book: McMahon Reviews 'Roosevelt For The Defense'

By Chief U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon (June 25, 2019, 5:40 PM EDT) -- This article is part of an Expert Analysis series of book reviews from judges.

Judge Colleen McMahon

On the list of books I might review, this title — "Theodore Roosevelt for the Defense: The Courtroom Battle to Save His Legacy" — virtually leapt off the page. What courtroom battle? What attack on his legacy needed saving? How could I, a lawyer/judge who has devoured every TR biography I could get my hands on, have failed to take note of an event in the great man's life that would seem to be at once so important to TR and so — well,...

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