Kermit Roosevelt Bibliography

Kermit Roosevelt was a prolific author in his own right. He was virtually the house reviewer for the Saturday Review of Literature in the 1920s and 1930s for books on exploration. As president of the Audubon Society from 1935-1937, he contributed a “president’s page” every two months in which he advocated for conservation ideas. He wrote articles for Cosmopolitan and Liberty Magazine in the 1920s, as well. This bibliography, prepared by esteemed professor and author Lewis L. Gould, is presented as a work in progress, to which other readers are invited to add. If you become aware of additional examples of Kermit’s writing, contact us.

Books

Books Edited

Chapters in Books

Articles

Poetry

Book Reviews

Audubon Society

 

Books

War in the Garden of Eden (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1919). Kermit’s longest narrative work describes his experiences fighting with the British in the Middle East. There are interesting passages on Denys Finch-Hatton and T. E. Lawrence.

The Happy Hunting-Grounds (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1920). The title essay is Kermit’s most extended reminiscence of his father. The other five essays include three that had been previously published in magazines.

The Long Trail (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1921), reprints the chapter about Theodore Roosevelt from The Happy Hunting-Grounds with some additional information about his father.

(with Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.) East of the Sun and West of the Moon (New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1926). The two brothers contributed alternating chapters to comprise the book. Kermit’s chapters include several published earlier in magazines.

(with Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.) Trailing the Giant Panda (New York: Blue Ribbon Books, 1929). The Roosevelt brothers returned to the alternating chapter format of their earlier volume.

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Books Edited

Quentin Roosevelt: A Sketch with Letters (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1922)

Chapters in Books

“Adventurous Hunting,” in The Boy Scout’s Book of True Adventure (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1931), pp. 63-

“Introduction,” in John P. Abernethy, “Catch em Alive Jack: The Life and Adventures of an American Pioneer (New York: Associated Press, 1936), pp. xii-xiv.

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Articles

“After Moose in New Brunswick,” Collier’s, 49 (April 6, 1912), pp. 14-

“The Sheep of the Desert,” Scribner’s, (January 1912), pp. 90-102

(with Belle Roosevelt), “Two Book Hunters in South America,” The Bookman, 44 (October 1916), pp. 137-145

“An Appreciation of the Poetry of Edwin Arlington Robinson,” Scribner’s Magazine, (December 1919), pp. 763-764. This article is anonymous, but he refers to his father’s love of Robinson’s poetry.

“Seth Bullock: Sheriff of the Black Hills Country,” Adventure (November 18, 1920), pp. 27-

“Brazil as a Field for Foreign Investment,” Bulletin of the Pan American Union, 54 (May 1922): 501-512

“After Tigers in Korea,” Asia, (April 1924), pp. 421-432

“In the Land Where the Elephants Are,” Scribner’s 75 (April 1924), pp. 421-432

“In the Land Where the Elephants Are,” Scribner’s, 75 (May 1924), pp. 467-477

“On the Soviet Trans-Siberian,” Scribner’s, 76 (September 1924), pp. 272-280

“We Reach the Land of the Red Lama,” Hearst’s International Magazine Combined with Cosmopolitan, 79 (December 1925), pp. 24- 

“We Cross the Plains of Turkestan,” Hearst’s International Magazine Combined with Cosmopolitan, 80 (March 1926), pp. 86-

“The Nimrod of the Lens,” The Independent, 117 (October 6, 1926), p. 450

“Christmas Week in Mowgli Land,” Liberty Magazine, 3 (December 25, 1926), pp. 33-36

“The Children’s Book Shop: Hardy or Annual,” The Saturday Review of Literature, (January 7, 1928), p. 508

“A Son Pays Tribute to His Father,” The Golden Book Magazine, 12 (August 1930), pp. 87-

“Progress in the Age of Science,” Scientific American, 153 (July 1935), p. 35.

“Down to Sea,” Scientific American, 156 (February 1937), pp. 73-75

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Poetry

“To Camoens in Mesopotamia,” Scribner’s Magazine, (December 1918), p. 642

Book Reviews

“An Inaccessible Region,” The Saturday Review of Literature, April 10, 1926, p. 698. A review of P. T. Etherton, In the Heart of Asia (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1926)

“Brazil of Today,” The Saturday Review of Literature, July 3, 1926, p. 901. A review of Roy Nash, The Conquest of Brazil (New York: Harcourt Brace, 1926)

“Bush Negroes,” The Saturday Review of Literature, January 8, 1927, p. 496. A review of J. W. Vandercook, Tom-Tom (New York: Harper & Bros., 1926)

“Can It Ever Be Told?”, The Saturday Review of Literature, February 5, 1927, p. 564. A review of Gordon MacCreagh, White Waters and Black (New York: The Century Co., 1926)

“In Ecuador,” The Saturday Review of Literature, May 18, 1927, p. 862. A review of George Miller Dyott, On the Trail of the Unknown (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1926)

“The New Books: Travel,” The Saturday Review of Literature, August 7, 1927, p. 79. A review of F. Kingdon Ward, The Riddle of the Tsangpo Gorges (New York: Longmans Green, 1927). Roosevelt is not listed as the author of the review, but is so identified in the Saturday Review Index.

“Juvenile,” The Saturday Review of Literature, December 31, 1927, p. 492. A review of John Budden, Jungle John (New York: Longmans Green, 1927). This review is unsigned but the index of Saturday Review articles assigns it to Kermit Roosevelt.

“The New Books,” The Saturday Review of Literature, November 17, 1928, p. 380. A review of Charles J. Finger, David Livingstone (New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1927). Roosevelt is not listed as the author, but again the index of the Saturday Review identifies him as such.

“In Mesopotamia,” The Saturday Review of Literature, June 29, 1929, p. 1143. A review of Katharien Wooley, Adventure Calls (New York: Minton, Balch, 1929).

“In Darkest Africa,” The Saturday Review of Literature, October 19, 1929, p. 286. A review of Grace Flandrau, Then I Saw the Congo (New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1929).

“Here, There, and Everywhere,” The Saturday Review of Literature, January 31, 1930, p. 635. A review of Singer-Baldridge, White Africans and Black (New York: W. W. Norton, 1930); H. S. Dickey, Misadventures of a Tropical Medico (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1929); Mabel Cooke Cole, Savage Gentlemen (New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1929); Albert Londres, A Very Naked People (New York: Horace Liveright, 1929)

“Wild Africa,” The Saturday Review of Literature, May 17, 1930, p. 1045. A review of R. J. Campbell, Livingstone (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1930); Mary L. Jobe Akeley, Carl Akeley’s Africa (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1929); W. S. Chadwick, Giants of the Forest (New York: Bobbs, Merrill, 1930; Gretchen Cron, The Roaring Veldt (New York: Putnam, 1930).

“Inside Morocco,” The Saturday Review of Literature, July 5, 1930, p. 1173. A review of R. B. Cunninghame Graham, Mogreb-El-Acksa: A Journey in Morocco (New York: The Viking Press, 1930)

“A Great Expedition,” The Saturday Review of Literature, April 16, 1933, p. 536. A review of Roy Chapman Andrews, The New Conquest of Central Asia (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1933)

“The Ascent of Nanga Parbat,” The Saturday Review of Literature, December 16, 1933, p. 451. A review of Elizabeth Knowlton, The Naked Mountain (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1933)

“A Wedding Trip in Central Asia,” The Saturday Review of Literature, September 22, 1934. A review of Eleanor Holgate Lattimore, Pakistan Reunion (New York: The John Day Co., 1934)

“High Adventure,” The Saturday Review of Literature, March 9, 1933, p. 350. A review of Hugh Rutledge, Attack on Everest (New York: Robert M. McBride, 1935)

“Travel in the Orient,” The Saturday Review of Literature, July 27, 1935, p. 18. A review of Georges Le Fevre, An Eastern Odyssey (Boston: Little Brown, 1935); R. L. Burdsall, Men Against the Clouds (New York: Harper & Bros., 1935); Joshua Kunitz, Dawn over Samarkand: The Rebirth of Central Asia (New York: Covici-Frede, 1935)

“Fringes of Civilization,” The Saturday Review of Literature, December 28, 1935. A review of Lincoln Ellsworth, Exploring Today (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1935); Lowell Thomas, The Untold Story of Exploration (New York: Dodd, Mead, 1935); Roy Chapman Andrews, The Business of Exploring (New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1935); Henning Haslund, Men and Gods in Mongolia (New York: E. P. Dutton, 1935); G. B. Enders and Edward Anthony, Nowhere Else in the World (New York: Farrar and Rinehart, 1935).

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Audubon Society (1935-1937)

Kermit Roosevelt was president of the Audubon Society from 1935 to 1937. For the Society's issues of Bird-Lore, which appeared every two months, he contributed an editorial page that discussed conservation issues.

“To the Members of the Audubon Association,” Bird-Lore, 37 (1935): 1

“To the Members of the Audubon Association,” Bird-Lore, 37 (1935): 89

“To the Members of the Audubon Association,” Bird-Lore, 37 (1935): 153

“The President’s Page: A Message to Sportsmen,” Bird-Lore, 37 (1935): 233

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 37 (1935): 301

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 37 (1935): 389

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 38 (1936); 3

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 38 (1936): 91

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 38 (1936): 171

“President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 38 (1936): 255

“President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 38 (1936): 319

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 38 (1936): 399

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 39 (1937): 3

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 39 (1937): 99

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 39 (1937): 183

“President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 39 (1937); 267

“The President’s Page,” Bird-Lore, 39 (1937): 331

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