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Published when Theodore Roosevelt was only twenty-three years old, The Naval War of 1812 was immediately hailed as a literary and scholarly triumph, and it is still considered the definitive book on the subject. It caused considerable controversy for its bold refutation of earlier accounts of the war, but its brilliant analysis and balanced tone left critics floundering, changed the course of U.S. military history by renewing interest in our obsolete forces, and set the young author and political hopeful on a path to greatness. Roosevelt's inimitable style and robust narrative make The Naval War of 1812 enthralling, illuminating, and utterly essential to every armchair historian.
In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This group of men, which became known as the Rough Riders, trained for four weeks in the Texas desert and then set sail for Cuba. Over the course of the summer, Roosevelt's Rough Riders fought valiantly and sometimes recklessly in the Cuban foothills, incurring casualties at a far greater rate than the Spanish. Roosevelt kept a detailed diary from the time he left Washington until his triumphant return from Cuba later that year. The Rough Riders was published to instant acclaim in 1899. Robust in its style and mesmerizing in its acount of battle, it is exhilarating, illuminating, and utterly essential reading for every armchair historian and at-home general.
Hunting Trips of a Ranchman & the Wilderness HunterTheodore Roosevelt, Stephen E. AmbroseRandom House / 1998 / Trade Paperback$17.06 Retail:
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Written during his days as a ranchman in the Dakota Bad Lands, these two wilderness tales by Theodore Roosevelt endure today as part of the classic folklore of the West. The narratives provide vivid portraits of the land as well as the people and animals that inhanbited it, underscoring Roosevelt's abiding concerns as a naturalist. Originally published in 1885, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman chronicles Roosevelt's adventures tracking a twelve-hundred-pound grizzly bear in the pine forests of the Bighorn Mountains. In asides as compelling as the hunt, Roosevelt muses on the beauty of the Bad Lands and the simple pleasures of ranch life. The Wilderness Hunter, which came out in 1893, remains perhaps the most detailed account of the grizzly bear ever recorded and an intensely personal portrait of the man who would be president.
Teddy Roosevelt was America's twenty-sixth president. Though he was an asthmatic, Roosevelt lived a full and accomplished life. He was a sportsman, a public servant, and a literary man. Roosevelt believed that to live a satisfying life, one had to live a strenuous life. In 1905, he made this speech in Chicago. It is considered by many to be the essence of his political and personal philosophy.
Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders and an AutobiographyTheodore RooseveltPenguin Putnam Inc. / Hardcover$24.49 Retail:2 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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In An 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 Autobiography is a classic American memoir.
Written by the wonderful Genevieve Forster, Theodore Roosevelt: An Initial Biography features beautiful illustrations with lively text about one of the greatest American presidents. Children will learn about Teddy Roosevelt's childhood and his time in office, as well as how he spent the remainder of his life. A living book from Beautiful Feet Books. Grades 4-8. 106 pages, softcover.
Who was Theodore Roosevelt? Where did he live, what was his childhood like, and what was the outcome of his tenure as president? Black-and-white illustrations, maps, and a timeline are included. Ages 9-11. 106 pages, softcover.
Easy to read, and full of the spirit and adventure of the famous Americans who've made America what it is today, the Childhood of Famous Americans Series is a series of fictionalized biographies for children 8 & up.
Learn about Teddy Roosevelt overcame asthma to become one of our most outdoors-loving presidents. 192 pages, softcover.
Heroes of History: Theodore Roosevelt, An American OriginalJanet Benge, Geoff BengeEmerald Books / 2005 / Trade Paperback$8.19 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The Heroes of History series chronicles the true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history.
Determined to make a difference and with an insatiable curiosity, love of adventure, and hunger for justice, Theodore Roosevelt exemplified a life directed by principle and not by circumstance. Whether rooting out government and corporate corruption, leading the legendary Rough Riders in war, establishing wildlife refuges and national parks, ranching in the Badlands of Dakota, writing books, or exploring dangerous uncharted land, the twenty-sixth president of the United States embraced every challenge and made his life count.
For ages 10 and up.
The Remarkable Rough-Riding Life of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rise of Empire AmericaCheryl HarnessRandom House / 2007 / Hardcover$12.99 Retail:
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History and biography meet with fantastic illustrations in this narrative that follows the life of President Teddy Roosevelt. Set into the historical context of an expanding America, discover how young Theodore set to work improving both his body and his mind as he exercised to overcome his asthma and continued in studying his lifelong interest in the natural world. The historical context of expanding national interests is included, and timelines across the bottom of most pages provide additional insight into the times in which he lived. Ages 8-12. 144 pages, indexed, hardcover with dust jacket.
Each day was an adventure for President Theodore Roosevelt. When he was a kid, he kept turtles in the bathtub and frogs under his cap. As an adult, he was a cowboy, a river explorer, and a big game hunter. Sometimes he would go on marches through deep puddles and icy rivers -- just for fun!
TIME For Kids ® Biographies help make a connection between the lives of past heroes and the events of today. When Teddy became president, Americans were looking ahead with excitement to the twentieth century. Teddy's spirit and dreams helped make the United States one of the greatest countries in the world.
Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore RooseveltGeorge GrantCumberland House Publishing / 1997 / Hardcover$24.26 Retail:
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Theodore Roosevelt stands out as one of the most exceptional leaders in American history. He was a devoted husband and father, a politician, a soldier, a war hero, a journalsit, an editor, a cattle rancher, a scientist, an historian, a writer, an athlete, a hunter, and a diplomat. While the list of his exploits seems imposing, it was his passionate commitment to what he believed was right and good and true that was dynamically compelling -- even to those who opposed him. In this thought provoking look at his leadership in action, we see why he not only earned the respect and admiration of his contemporaries, but why, even today, he continues to capture our imagination.
Teddy Roosevelt's daring and gentleman-adventure lifestyle is often the defining impression of his personality, however, his relationship to his six children is in focus here. Roosevelt's collection of letters written between 1898 and 1911 show the president as a devoted father who passed along advice, family stories, encouragement, and a good deal of fun to his children when they were apart. Written and sketched letters are both included! 240 pages, softcover.
Theodore Roosevelt--known to all as Teddy--played many roles in his time, and this coloring book traces every stage of his remarkable life. Detailed captions accompany images depicting his illness-shadowed childhood, his embrace of strenuous outdoor pursuits, his leadership of the Rough Riders during the Spanish-American War, his political rise, and his ceaseless championship of conservation-related causes.
Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, this audiobook is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy--seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma--and his struggle to manhood.
Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt - eBookTheodore RooseveltVintage / 2014 / ePub$13.99Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW48980EB
The Naval War of 1812: (A Modern Library E-Book) - eBookTheodore RooseveltModern Library / 2000 / ePub$12.99Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW12144EB
Hunting Trips of a Ranchman and The Wilderness Hunter - eBookTheodore RooseveltModern Library / 2000 / ePub$2.99Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW11402EB
Theodore Roosevelt's History of the United States: His Own Words, Selected and Arranged by Daniel Ruddy - eBookDaniel RuddyHarperCollins e-books / 2010 / ePub$11.79Availability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW69879EB