The Man in the Arena: Selected Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

The Man in the Arena: Selected Writings of Theodore Roosevelt


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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780765306708
Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date: 02/05/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.28(d)

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


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