the rumors of Roosevelts own drinking persisted and made good newspaper copy. The issue was explored in a lengthy article titled Rum, Rumor and Roosevelt, by Frederic Sturdevant, a correspondent for the New York World. It is such an infamous lie that it is a little doubtful to know what to do regarding it, Sturdevant quoted Roosevelt as saying.
I Rose Like Rocket by Paul Grondahl, page 356
Lyle Squair, compiler
Theodore Roosevelt Collection