Excerpt: ...cowboy subsided, then burst into vociferous demands for a bed. A minute later Roosevelt heard steps in the (p. 245) hall, followed by a knock at his door. Roosevelt opened it. "I'm sorry," said the host, "but there's a man I'll have to put in with you for the night." "You're not as sorry as I am," Roosevelt answered coolly, "and I'm ...
Excerpt: ...cowboy subsided, then burst into vociferous demands for a bed. A minute later Roosevelt heard steps in the (p. 245) hall, followed by a knock at his door. Roosevelt opened it. "I'm sorry," said the host, "but there's a man I'll have to put in with you for the night." "You're not as sorry as I am," Roosevelt answered coolly, "and I'm not going to have him come in here." The host was full of apologies. "He's drunk and he's on the shoot," he said unhappily, "and he's got to come in." This appeal was not of a character to weaken Roosevelt's resolution. "I'm going to lock my door," he remarked firmly, "and put out my light. And I'll shoot anybody who tries to break in." The host departed. Roosevelt never knew where the unwelcome guest was lodged that night; but he himself was left undisturbed. On another occasion that spring, when Roosevelt was out on the prairie hunting the lost horses, he was overtaken by darkness. Mingusville was the only place within thirty miles or more that offered a chance of a night's lodging, and he again rode there, knocking at the door of Mrs. Nolan's boarding-house late in the evening. Mrs. Nolan, who greeted him, was a tough, wiry Irishwoman of the type of Mrs. Maddox, with a fighting jaw and a look in her eye that had been known to be as potent as a "six-shooter" in clearing a room of undesirable occupants. She disciplined her husband (who evidently needed it) and brought up her daughters with a calm good sense that won them and her (p. 246) the respect of the roughest of the cowpunchers who came under her roof. Roosevelt, having stabled his horse in an empty out-building, asked for a bed. Mrs. Nolan answered that he could have the last one that was left, since there was only one other man in it. He accepted the dubious privilege and was shown to a room containing two double beds. One contained two men fast asleep, the other only one man, also asleep. He recognized his bedfellow. It was "Three-Seven" Bill Jones, an...
Fair Condition. No Dust Jacket. 391 pages. Ex-library with typical marks, rebound in worn boards; pages soiled, a few small tears; good solid reading copy. Illustrated. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Standard Weight. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Inventory No: 079085.
Fair. First printing of first edition. Number 304 of 375 large-paper edition copies. Roosevelt Memorial Association seal on title page. Fair/no dust jacket. Ex-library with the usual markings. Hinges weak, last two leaves loose. Light to moderate foxing throughout. Some fading and soiling to boards.
Near Fine. No Jacket. Text/Near New w/a whisper of margin discoloration. Illustrated rosy-beige linen boards/NF. DJ/None. Biography of President Theodore Roosevelt's (1858-1919) life as a cowboy and rancher in the Dakota Territory told by poet and biographer Hermann Hagedorn (1882-1964). First published 1921; this is a reprint of 1930. Both friend and biographer of Roosevelt, Hegedorn was Secretary/Director of the Theodore Roosevelt Assoc from 1919 to 1957. The narrative, with blessings from Roosevelt who allowed him complete access to his papers. A factual account with certain names fictitious in respect to survivning protagonists. Documentary materials flushed with interviews with the men and women who were Roosevelt's companions and friends.
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