"In Becoming TR, Vietze celebrates the extraordinary qualities of two men: the one largely unsung, the other well-known, larger than life, but rarely shown in so intimate and human a light. It is a joy to read." --Maine Sunday Telegram
"Now the friendship between Roosevelt and Sewall is fully explored. . ." --Boston Globe
"(An) amazing, true-life tale of lasting camaraderie between great men of strikingly different backgrounds and stations. Highly recommended." --Midwest Book Review
"It's easy to see why the author has won awards for his historical writing . . . it flows at times like a good novel. . . crucial reading for anyone interested in TR." --Big Sky Journal
About the Author
Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26th President won a silver medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, was honored by the Maine State Legislature, and was a 2010 Book of the Year Award finalist in the biography category. It also spent weeks on the Maine Sunday Telegram‘s bestseller list and inspired the Lunder New Naturalists program at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which uses the story of Theodore Roosevelt as an entry point for middle schoolers into the world of conservation. More than 19 schools and 600 students, are now part of the statewide program.
Vieteze spends six months of each year as a ranger in the wilds of the Katahdin region.