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

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

by Andrew Vietze
 

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Today we think of Theodore Roosevelt as a larger-than-life figure, but before he became a legendary outdoorsman, Badlands rancher, Rough Rider, trust buster, and political maverick, he was “a thin pale youngster with bad eyes and a weak heart, “ in the words of William Wingate Sewall, the upcountry Maine woodsman who would become Roosevelt's mentor and

Overview

Today we think of Theodore Roosevelt as a larger-than-life figure, but before he became a legendary outdoorsman, Badlands rancher, Rough Rider, trust buster, and political maverick, he was “a thin pale youngster with bad eyes and a weak heart, “ in the words of William Wingate Sewall, the upcountry Maine woodsman who would become Roosevelt's mentor and lifelong friend. The two met at a crucial time in Roosevelt's life, and Sewall exerted a quiet but profound influence on the man who would become America's twenty-sixth president.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608931743
Publisher:
Down East Books
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
593,360
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Vietze, the former managing editor ofDown East: The Magazine of Maine, has written for a wide variety of magazines and online publications, includingTime Out New York, The New York Times’ LifeWire,Weather.com’sForecast Earth,Crawdaddy!, AMC Outdoors, Popmatters, Hooked on the Outdoors, Explore, Offshore, Big Sky Journal, MaineBiz,andMaine Times. Two of his pieces forDown Easthave won awards for feature writing from the International Regional Magazine Association.
Becoming Teddy Roosevelt: How a Maine Guide Inspired America’s 26thPresidentwon a silver medal at the Independent Publisher Book Awards, was honored by the Maine State Legislature, and was a 2010 Book of the Year Award finalist in the biography category. It also spent weeks on theMaine Sunday Telegram‘s bestseller list and inspired theLunder New Naturalistsprogram at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, which uses the story of Theodore Roosevelt as an entry point for middle schoolers into the world of conservation. More than 19 schools and 600 students, are now part of the statewide program.
Vieteze spends six months of each year as a ranger in the wilds of the Katahdin region.

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