Books: In T.R.'s Footsteps

DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY (478 pp.)—Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt Jr.—Double-day ($5.95).

On June 20, 1910, in Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church, a pretty, impressible girl of 21 named Eleanor Butler Alexander was overshadowed at her own wedding. So. two summers out of Harvard, was the groom. Behind them, in a front pew, sat the groom's father —famous spectacles, famous mustache, famous teeth, famous granite jaw—the great Theodore Roosevelt, not two summers out of the White House. Among the guests in the church: no fewer than 500 of T.R.'s old Rough Riders.

Then, and for 34 years...

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