Reformer, rancher, conservationist, hunter, historian, police commissioner, soldier, the youngest man ever to serve as President of the United Statesno other American public figure has led as vigorous and varied a life as Theodore Roosevelt This Library of America volume brings together two of his most memorable autobiographical works The Rough Riders 1899 is the story of the First U.S Volunteer Cavalry, the regiment Roosevelt led to enduring fame during the Spanish American War With his characteristic lan he recounts how the regiment was raised from an unusual mixture of privileged Northeastern college men and hardened Southwestern frontiersmenthese grim hunters of the mountains, these wild rough riders of the plainsand how it trained in Texas and then sailed southward through the tropic seas toward the unknown Writing at the time when war could still be seen as a romantic adventure, Roosevelt vividly describes the confusion of fighting in the jungle the heat, hunger, rain, mud, and malaria of the Cuban campaign and his crowded hour of triumph on the San Juan Heights during the Battle of Santiago InAn Autobiography 1913 , Roosevelt recalls his lifelong fascination with natural history, his love of hunting and the outdoors, and his adventures as a cattleman in the Dakota Badlands, as well as his career in politics as a state legislator, civil service reformer, New York police commissioner, assistant secretary of the navy, governor of New York, and president Roosevelt writes of his battles against corruption, his efforts to establish America as a world power, his passionate commitment to conservation, and his growing conviction that only a strong national government and an energetic presidency could protect the public against the rapacious greed of modern corporations Combining vivid and amusing anecdotes with clear and eloquent statements of progressive principles,An Autobiographyis a classic American memoir....
|Title||:||Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography (Library of America)|
|Publisher||:||Library of America 1st Thus edition October 7, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||864 pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography (Library of America) Reviews
Two terrific (or should that be 'bully'?) titles in one volume! "The Rough Riders" is a short, succinct account of TR's campaign in Cuba which culminated in the charge for Kettle Hill. "An Autobiography" ends with TR leaving the White House in 1908, and includes his adventures as a hunter and rancher, as well as his political life. Famously, however, there is no mention at all of his tragically brief first marriage, or first wife.
This is a rare book, in that when you read it, you feel like you know T.R. personally. He describes in detail his military experiences in Cuba, and political career. His personal stories are fascinating and he states his reasoning and motives for the political decisions he made. He has been criticized for being a progressive; ie "liberal". But I believe his politics are being taken out of context when viewed in relation to the era. For example, there were no child labor laws at that time. He gives great practical advice and even tremendous insight into marriage, which is found in a letter; in which he responds to a housewife that had written to him. Also, his dry humor is absolutely, deee-lightful!
My review is not about the content of the book, which should be 5 start of course.
I am a huge admirer of Theodore Roosevelt; the life the man lived is incredible by all standards. He was a brilliant outdoorsman, politician, soldier, and author. His writing style is on par with the best writers of the day; his experiences are even better. Library Of America books are easily the best books for the price. The construction is more than solid, and the quality of the print is great. Easily worth every penny I paid.
Teddy Roosevelt dealt with a tough day when his mother and wife died on the same day, but through that struggle of trying to move on Teddy would go on to become President of USA and become a man who left his mark on history.
LOve Teddy & His Life Is An Insperation
very good book
Just what I expected.