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Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

by Mark Lee Gardner
Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

by Mark Lee Gardner

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Overview

The award-winning, new definitive history of Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

"Thrilling. ... A CLASSIC." True West

WINNER: Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award; New Mexico-Arizona Book Award; and Colorado Book Award

The now-legendary Rough Riders were a volunteer regiment recruited in 1898 to help drive the Spaniards out of Cuba. Drawn from America’s southwestern territories and led by the irrepressible Theodore Roosevelt, these men included not only cowboys and other Westerners, but also several Ivy Leaguers and clubmen, many of them friends of “TR.” Roosevelt and his men quickly came to symbolize American ruggedness, daring, and individualism. He led them to victory in the famed Battle of San Juan Hill, which made TR a national hero and cemented the Rough Riders’ iconic place in history.

Now Mark Lee Gardner synthesizes previously unknown primary accounts—private letters, diaries, and period newspaper reports from public and private archives across the country—to breathe fresh life into the Rough Riders and pay tribute to their daring feats and indomitable leader.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062312099
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/23/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 378,812
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mark Lee Gardner is the author of Rough Riders, To Hell on a Fast Horse and Shot All to Hell, which received multiple awards, including a Spur Award from Western Writers of America. An authority on the American West, Gardner has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, as well as on the History Channel, AMC, the Travel Channel, and on NPR. He has written for National Geographic History, American Heritage, the Los Angeles TimesTrue West, and American Cowboy. He holds an MA in American Studies from the University of Wyoming and lives with his family at the foot of Pikes Peak.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Some Turn of Fortune 5

2 East Meets West 28

3 A Perfect Welter of Confusion 56

4 Cuba at Last 80

5 Vultures Overhead 105

6 Road to Santiago 130

7 A Bully Fight 151

8 The Siege 177

9 The Real Foe 205

10 Crackerjacks in New York 224

11 Children of the Dragon's Blood 249

Epilogue 276

Acknowledgments 279

A Note on Sources 284

Notes 287

Index 327

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