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Theodore Roosevelt: American Mind: A Selection of His Writings
     

Theodore Roosevelt: American Mind: A Selection of His Writings

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by Theodore Roosevelt, Mario R. Dinunzio (Editor)
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Theodore Roosevelt's (1885-1919) writings collected here reflect his varied roles and interests as president, soldier, patriot, naval reformer, naturalist, conservationist, explorer and big-game hunter. A man of causes and contradictions, his contradictions are very much on dispay in these pages, as DiNunzio ( American Democracy and the Authoritarian Tradition in the West ) points out. Roosevelt expresses outrage over the wanton slaughter of game, yet he and his son Kermit kill more than 500 animals on an African safari. He supports equal rights for women but holds traditional views about their place in the home. Not a few of Roosevelt's opinions fall far short of political correctness by today's standards; TR scorns as ``sentimental nonsense'' the charge that white settlers stole the Indians' land and refers to the ``backward race'' and the ``forward race'' to distinguish between black and white Americans. Controversial, but consistently provoking and entertaining. Photos. (Apr.)
Library Journal
TR continues to fascinate. More than most leaders, he embodied the contradictions of his age, and they are reflected in this most recent selection from his writings as rough rider, historian, president, and commentator. Capturing so multifaceted a personality through his words alone is difficult; doing so through a sampling of less than five percent of his writings is impossible. Here we are treated to brief excerpts that only hint at the complexity of the man. DiNunzio (history, Providence Coll.) rounds out his selection with a thumbnail biography of Roosevelt and brief introductions to topical sections dealing with TR and politics, patriotism, the outdoor life, women, race, and the arts. In many respects TR was well ahead of his time, but in others he reflected the prevailing sentiments of his era--something readers should keep in mind as they browse through this brief work.-- Nicholas C. Burckel, Washington Univ. Libs., St. Louis
Booknews
The editor supplies an introductory essay to this selection of writings. Arrangement is in 12 chapters focusing on such topics as politics and political campaigns, patriotism and national defense, African hunting, Amazon exploration, conservation, women, race, and the arts and letters. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312103521
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/01/1994
Pages:
359
Product dimensions:
5.79(w) x 8.49(h) x 1.26(d)

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Theodore Roosevelt 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who wants to learn how a man should conduct himself should read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography is a GREAT book about one of our nation’s greatest presidents. The research is amazing and the details are great. It is a hard book to put down. I loved every little bit.
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It was okay, I think that there could have been more detail and better spelling but thats just me. He leaves out important things and talks about alot of non important things and than the important things he just kinda mentions in one line or two. It okay.
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It could of been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Over one thousand pages
samclements More than 1 year ago
Your "nook" presents only 2 or 3 lines per page, who designed this piece of crap ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good i poopped my pants!