Dead Presidents

Historical facts, thoughts, ramblings and collections on the Presidency and about the Presidents of the United States.

By Anthony Bergen
Asker Anonymous Asks:
hi! i bought your book and love it! please write more. my question is something i notice about you - is there a reason you go out of the way to write 'theodore' every time you write about teddy roosevelt?? thank you for everything you do!!
deadpresidents deadpresidents Said:

Thank you very much.

You’ve got a pretty good eye to notice that I never call Theodore Roosevelt “Teddy”.  It’s actually quite simple:  Roosevelt hated being called “Teddy”, so I don’t call him that.  If people had a nickname for me that I despised I’d be pretty bummed if they spent a century calling me by it.  It’s a minor victory, but I’m fighting the good fight on his behalf.

  1. gedenkenbrauchtwissen said: I do the same thing with the figures I write about.
  2. ranitaolivia said: What’s the name of your book? I want to read it! Will I get a free copy as a Christmas present? :p
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