Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America's 26th President

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When Theodore Roosevelt went into the Maine Woods with legendary Maine guide Bill Sewall, he was a sickly, asthmatic city boy. When he emerged several trips later, he was a robust, confident outdoorsman—the kind of man who could be president. This book describes the lifelong friendship between the twenty-sixth president and the lumberman from Island Falls and explores how that bond changed Roosevelt (and the nation) and why it matters today

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Overview

When Theodore Roosevelt went into the Maine Woods with legendary Maine guide Bill Sewall, he was a sickly, asthmatic city boy. When he emerged several trips later, he was a robust, confident outdoorsman—the kind of man who could be president. This book describes the lifelong friendship between the twenty-sixth president and the lumberman from Island Falls and explores how that bond changed Roosevelt (and the nation) and why it matters today

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  • ISBN-13: 9781608931743
  • Publisher: Down East Enterprise, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 636,383
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

A Man to Know 13

The Nature of New York 23

Pine Tree Pioneers 31

A Grander, More Beautiful Sight 47

Tough as a Pine Knot 53

Harvard Cool 63

Playing the Frontier 71

Light Comes In; Light Goes Out 79

Badlands Babies 89

Cowpunching 99

The Beef 109

Futures and Fame 135

I Want to See Roosevelt 147

Czar of Aroostook County 157

The Passing of a Grand Old Man 167

Epilogue 177

Chapter Notes 181

Index 197

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