By the time he was twenty-five the future President of the United States was already a published author. From The Naval War of 1812 through his four-volume The Winning of the West, Teddy Roosevelt proved himself as a master historian ... but readers of his vivid and entertaining books will never make the mistake of labeling him a stodgy academic.
The future president was also a great outdoorsman, with such works as Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail and African Game Trails capturing his rough and ready lifestyle.
Theodore Roosevelt was part Francis Parkman, part Lowell Thomas, and one hundred percent spirit of America and master of the printed page.
The Man in the Arena collects self-contained excerpts from some of his greatest works including such revealing memoirs as The Rough Riders, the Autobiography, and Through the Brazilian Wilderness, in an effort to capture the many aspects of a great American who was indeed larger than life and his own best "Boswell."
|Publisher:||Tom Doherty Associates|
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About the Author
Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States (the first of the twentieth century), as well as recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, historian, naturalist, bestselling author, and perhaps the most multifaceted and dynamic figure ever to grace the residence at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Table of Contents
Introduction by the editor: "TR: The Man in the Arena"
From The Winning of the West
The Spread of the English-Speaking Peoples
Boon and the Long Hunters:And Their Hunting in No-Man's Land, 1769-1774
From The Naval History of the War of 1812
1814: On the Lakes: Champlain
1815: The Battle of New Orleans
From Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography
The New York Police
From The Rough Riders
The Cavalry at Santiago
From Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail
From Ranchman's Rifle on Crag and Prairie
From African Game Trails
A Railroad Through the Pleistocene
Lion Hunting on the Kapiti Plains
From Through the Brazilian Wilderness
The River of Doubt
Down an Unknown River into the Equatorial Forest
Man of Letters
Washington's Forgotten Maxim
The Peace of Righteousness
Books for Holidays in the Open
Dante and the Bowery
History as Literature