Beautifully illustrated by Remington, Roosevelt's celebration of the Old West recounts his adventures in the Dakota Badlands of the 1880s, from ...Show synopsisBeautifully illustrated by Remington, Roosevelt's celebration of the Old West recounts his adventures in the Dakota Badlands of the 1880s, from roundups to Indian encounters to hunting bighorn sheep.Hide synopsis
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Description:Frederic Remington (Illustrator) Near Fine. No Jacket. Text...Frederic Remington (Illustrator) Near Fine. No Jacket. Text/Folded corner tips to pgs 55 & 57, else bright, clean. As New. Black linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Fine. DJ/None. First published 1896; this is a reprint of 1985. A memoir of outdoorsman and the 26th President of the United States Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) recounting ranching days in the Badlands of Dakota Territory in the mid-1880s. In 1884 Roosevelt's his first wife, Alice Lee Roosevelt, and his mother died on the same day. Roosevelt withdrew for the next two years to the home ranch which straddled both sides of the twisting Little Missouri and lived in a low house of hewn logs. There he lived in the saddle, driving cattle, hunting big game, and found healing. Beautifully illustrated with 65 b/w illustrations by Frederic Remington (1861-1909) who enjoyed a close bond with Roosevelt through their shared love for adventure and the great outdoors. The narrative is a vivid portrait of a bygone way of life permeated with the thrill of the roundup, Indian encounters, hunting bighorn sheep, bronco busting, and much more. The 12 chapters are: I, Cattle Country of the Far West; II, Out on the Range; III, The Home Ranch; IV, The Round-up; V, Winter Weather; VI, Frontier Types; VII, Red & White on the Border; VIII, Sheriff's Work on a Ranch; IX, The Ranchman's Rifle on Crag & Prairie; X, The Wapiti, or Round-horned Elk; XI, The Big-horn Sheep; and, XII, The Game of the High Peaks: The White Goat.
This was a wonderful read. Roosevelt writes in detail about his experiences and observations. He has keen observations about everything connected with cowboys and that era. I had to use a magnifying glass with the Time-Life edition but it was well worth the effort! You can tell that Theo R. was intelligent with a mature outlook. He kept his dignity. He had just lost his wife and mother and went West to recover.
I have always admired Teddy Roosevelt and this latest book here of mine is another reason I so admire this man. A "mans man", a through and through American patriot who lived and represented America's best ideals. It is clear through this book how the Western Ranch life he experienced here as contained in this book help to shape the great leader he already was and was too become for America. Buy it........read it..........and experiece one of America's great true tales of a time and people gone by.
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