Darling Ethel: Of course you remember the story of the little prairie girl. I always associate it with you. Well, again and again on this trip we would pass through prairie villages-bleak and lonely-with all the people in from miles about to see me. Among them were dozens of young girls, often pretty, and as far as I could see much more happy than ...Read MoreDarling Ethel: Of course you remember the story of the little prairie girl. I always associate it with you. Well, again and again on this trip we would pass through prairie villages-bleak and lonely-with all the people in from miles about to see me. Among them were dozens of young girls, often pretty, and as far as I could see much more happy than the heroine of the story. One of them shook hands with me, and then, after much whispering, said: "We want to shake hands with the guard!" The "guard" proved to be Roly, who was very swell in his uniform, and whom they evidently thought much more attractive than the President... -from "Prairie Girls" Remembered today for his expansive personality and grand sense of adventure, Theodore Roosevelt-politician and soldier, naturalist and historian-was also a devoted, doting father and husband. This beautiful selection of the letters he wrote to his children over the courses of their lives, as well as a few written to other correspondents about the children, reveal a man deeply in love with his family and with the joys of fatherhood. The tales of Christmases at the White House and whistle-stop tours through the American countryside offer a cozy glimpse into one of the greatest American presidencies... and Roosevelt's tenderness with his sons and daughters-as he treats them as friends, confidantes, and equals-creates a warm and intimate portrait of one of the great American characters. Also available from Cosimo Classics: Roosevelt's A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open, America and the World War, Through the Brazilian Wilderness and Papers on Natural History, Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail, The Strenuous Life: Essays and Addresses, and Historic Towns: New York OF INTEREST TO: Roosevelt fans, readers of autobiography, students of the American presidency American icon THEODORE ROOSEVELT (1858-1919) was 26th President of the United States, serving from 1901 to 1909, and the first American to win a Nobel Prize, in 1906, when he was awarded the Peace Prize for mediating the Russo-Japanese War. He is the author of 35 books.Read Less
New. This item is printed on demand. @lt; DIV@gt; This collection of letters from the 26th President of the United States to his six children was an immediate bestseller when it was originally published in 1919, shortly after Roosevelt's death. Written between.
New York. 1964. Signet/New American Library. 1st Signet Classic Paperback Edition. Very Good In Wrappers. 159 pages. September 1964. CP241. paperback. Prologue & Epilogue By Elting E. Morison. Illustrations By Theodore Roosevelt. [ 0241 ]. keywords: Signet Classic Paperback America Letters History Autobiography Politics Presidents Literature. inventory # 29270. FROM THE PUBLISHER-'I would rather have this book published than anything that has ever been written about me, ' declared Theodore Roosevelt when, shortly before his death, he helped select the letters for this volume. Spanning more than twenty years, filled with a wealth of day-to-day incident, these letters are remarkable for their vividness of detail, and for the natural, storytelling gift they display. They combine to offer a superb picture of vigorous, richly varied, near-idyllic family life; they offer, too, unique insight into one of the most complex personalities in Americ~an history, a man behind whose hearty public manner lay a searching intellect, and whose moral sense was no less finely balanced for all its firmness. From these letters, with their mixture of entertainment and serious counsel, outward delight and inward reflection, emerges, in the words of Elting Morison, 'a piece of genuine Americana. --[but] not all hearty exercise and small boy's pranks. There are moments of doubt, of pain, of uncertainty, and of loneliness. shots of irony and mordant wit.'.
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