Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs" often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections.
Presidential historian Edmund Morris introduces the long-awaited second volume of his biography of Theodore Roosevelt, which covers Roosevelt’s years as president. The first volume, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt, won a Pulitzer prize in 1980.
- Edmund Morris author and Presidential historian
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