By Serge Ricard
A better half to Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st accomplished anthology to surround Roosevelt as complete, highlighting either his character and his expert diplomacy.Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship in this most well liked and highly-rated American presidentCovers many elements of Roosevelt’s character and his rules, household and overseas, to create an entire photograph of the manProvides scholarship from either side of the Atlantic, from tested Roosevelt specialists, revered students, and a brand new new release of historiansA new and clean historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s existence and ideas, political occupation and achievements, and his legacies
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Extra resources for A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt
Moments after he descended the stairs into the crowded, smoke-filled barroom, a bearded frontiersman smelling of whiskey began to shout obscenities and wave a six-shooter over his head. After placing two shots in the ceiling, the “broad hatted ruffian,” as TR termed him, sent several rounds into a large clock hanging on the wall, then turned around to find another target. Focusing his attention on the bespectacled TR, who sat at a table only a few steps away, the drunken hellion announced that “four eyes” would buy the next round of drinks.
Described by a St. Paul Pioneer Press reporter as “rugged, bronzed, and in the prime of health,” he had gained almost thirty pounds of brawn in the past year. No longer did he resemble the thin, sickly youth who had come west to escape his grief. The toothy grin and squinting eyes were familiar, and so was the reedy voice. But as former Harvard classmate William Roscoe Thayer noted after seeing TR later that year, he now sported “the neck of a Titan … and broad shoulders and stalwart chest” (Lang 1926, 176, 219; Sewall 1919, 41; Thayer 1919, 51).
And in his letters home to Bamie in the months ahead, he avoided any reference to his daughter, not even inquiring about her. ). Brooding, seemingly detached, he returned to work in Albany. But his combative spirit and confident manner had left him. So too had his ambition to achieve a career in public service. ” Months later he unburdened himself to sister Bamie: “I am sorry my political career should be over, but … it makes very little difference” (Morison, Blum, and Chandler 1951–1954, 1:66–67, 82).