Reformer, rancher, conservationist, hunter, historian, police commissioner, soldier, the youngest man ever to serve as president of the United States--no other American public figure has led as vigorous and varied a life as Theodore Roosevelt. This volume brings together two fascinating autobiographical works. The Rough Riders (1899) is the story ...
Reformer, rancher, conservationist, hunter, historian, police commissioner, soldier, the youngest man ever to serve as president of the United States--no other American public figure has led as vigorous and varied a life as Theodore Roosevelt. This volume brings together two fascinating autobiographical works. The Rough Riders (1899) is the story of the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry, the regiment Roosevelt led to enduring fame during the Spanish-American War. With his characteristic elan Roosevelt recounts how "these grim hunters of the mountains, these wild rough riders of the plains," endured the heat, hunger, rain, mud, and malaria of the Cuban campaign to charge triumphantly up the San Juan Heights during the Battle of Santiago. In An Autobiography (1913), Roosevelt describes his life in politics and the emergence of his progressive ideas. Surveying his career as a state legislator, civil service reformer, New York City police commissioner, assistant secretary of the navy, governor, and president, Roosevelt writes of his battles against corruption, his role in establishing 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.
Fine. No Jacket (as issued) 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA 153. FIRST PRINTING. 895 pages. Correction and illustrations. Two works by the 26th President of the United States and author of THE NAVAL WAR OF 1812. First published in 1899, THE ROUGH RIDERS is an historical account of the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry--the regiment that Roosevelt led to fame in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY (1913) recounts the author's lifelong fascination with natural history, love of hunting, the outdoors, his adventures as a cattleman in the Dakotas as well as his years in politics. A fine copy issued w/o dust jacket, in tan slipcase, with decorative gild-stamped motifs. Fully bound in fresh tan-clothed boards blocked in gold and black. Satin ribbon, decorative blue endpapers and Library of America newsletter.
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