The Lion's Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War

The Lion's Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War

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by Edward J. Renehan
     
 

In The Lion's Pride, Edward J. Renehan, Jr. vividly portrays the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt both embodied and bequeathed to his children and the tragic fulfillment of that legacy on the battlefields of World War I.
Drawing upon a wealth of previously unavailable materials, including letters and unpublished

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In The Lion's Pride, Edward J. Renehan, Jr. vividly portrays the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt both embodied and bequeathed to his children and the tragic fulfillment of that legacy on the battlefields of World War I.
Drawing upon a wealth of previously unavailable materials, including letters and unpublished memoirs, The Lion's Pride takes us inside what is surely the most extraordinary family ever to occupy the White House. Theodore Roosevelt believed deeply that those who had been blessed with wealth, influence, and education were duty bound to lead, even—perhaps especially—if it meant risking their lives to preserve the ideals of democratic civilization. Teddy put his principles, and his life, to the test in Spanish American war, and raised his children to believe they could do no less. When America finally entered the "European conflict" in 1917, all four of his sons eagerly enlisted and used their influence not to avoid the front lines but to get there as quickly as possible. Their heroism in France and the Middle East matched their father's at San Juan Hill. All performed with selfless some said heedless courage: Two of the boys, Archie and Ted, Jr., were seriously wounded, and Quentin, the youngest, was killed in a dogfight with seven German planes. Thus, the war that Teddy had lobbied for so furiously brought home a grief that broke his heart. He was buried a few months after his youngest child.
Filled with the voices of the entire Roosevelt family, The Lion's Pride gives us the most intimate and moving portrait ever published of the fierce bond between Teddy Roosevelt and his remarkable children.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195134247
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsxi
Part 1Roosevelt Form
1Mementoes3
2Roots9
3Crowded Hour21
Part 2The Lion's Pride
4The Uninvited37
5A Rather Enlarged Football Game51
6All the Kinds of Boys There Are71
7The Kaleidoscope Shaken87
8Too Proud to Fight99
9Equal Billing with Woodrow110
10Dust in a Windy Street123
11Everybody Works But Father138
12Rue de Villejust148
13Issoudun155
14Pater Familias168
15Dark Harbor186
16The Capital of the World204
17The Old Lion Is Dead212
18War Once More226
19Epilogue241
Notes247
Selected Bibliography267
Index273

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