Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (1979; New York: Modern Library Edition, 2001), 35. 4. Letters, 1:3. 5. Diaries of Boyhood and Youth, 4. 6.

Author: Thomas Bailey

Publisher: University Press of New England

ISBN: 9781512602593

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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Of all the many biographies of Theodore Roosevelt, none has presented the twenty-sixth president as he saw himself: as a man of letters. This fascinating account traces Roosevelt’s lifelong engagement with books and discusses his writings from childhood journals to his final editorial, finished just hours before his death. His most famous book, The Rough Riders—part memoir, part war adventure—barely begins to suggest the dynamism of his literary output. Roosevelt read widely and deeply, and worked tirelessly on his writing. Along with speeches, essays, reviews, and letters, he wrote history, autobiography, and tales of exploration and discovery. In this thoroughly original biography, Roosevelt is revealed at his most vulnerable—and his most human.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt s Diaries of Boyhood and Youth

Theodore Roosevelt s Diaries of Boyhood and Youth

Theodore Roosevelt. TO ITALY side ) we had our lunch , a picnic . On the first bridge a man droped a stone in to foaming rhine 200 feet below . As it struck the water a loud roaring sound was heard . After on the Sprugen I walked with ...

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000381673

Category: Presidents

Page: 363

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Categories: Presidents

Theodore Roosevelt in the Field

Theodore Roosevelt in the Field

See also Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth (New York: Scribner's, 1928), 3. Roosevelt sometimes returned to his journals and diaries and ...

Author: Michael R. Canfield

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226298405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Never has there been a president less content to sit still behind a desk than Theodore Roosevelt. When we picture him, he's on horseback or standing at a cliff’s edge or dressed for safari. And Roosevelt was more than just an adventurer—he was also a naturalist and campaigner for conservation. His love of the outdoor world began at an early age and was driven by a need not to simply observe nature but to be actively involved in the outdoors—to be in the field. As Michael R. Canfield reveals in Theodore Roosevelt in the Field, throughout his life Roosevelt consistently took to the field as a naturalist, hunter, writer, soldier, and conservationist, and it is in the field where his passion for science and nature, his belief in the manly, “strenuous life,” and his drive for empire all came together. Drawing extensively on Roosevelt’s field notebooks, diaries, and letters, Canfield takes readers into the field on adventures alongside him. From Roosevelt’s early childhood observations of ants to his notes on ornithology as a teenager, Canfield shows how Roosevelt’s quest for knowledge coincided with his interest in the outdoors. We later travel to the Badlands, after the deaths of Roosevelt’s wife and mother, to understand his embrace of the rugged freedom of the ranch lifestyle and the Western wilderness. Finally, Canfield takes us to Africa and South America as we consider Roosevelt’s travels and writings after his presidency. Throughout, we see how the seemingly contradictory aspects of Roosevelt’s biography as a hunter and a naturalist are actually complementary traits of a man eager to directly understand and experience the environment around him. As our connection to the natural world seems to be more tenuous, Theodore Roosevelt in the Field offers the chance to reinvigorate our enjoyment of nature alongside one of history’s most bold and restlessly curious figures.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Paul R. Cntright, Theodore Roosevelt the Naturalist (New York, 1956); RBR, ... at Writing Indian Sign language,” TRC-HU; Diaries of Boyhood and Youth, 5.

Author: Kathleen Dalton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307429681

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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He inherited a sense of entitlement (and obligation) from his family, yet eventually came to see his own class as suspect. He was famously militaristic, yet brokered peace between Russia and Japan. He started out an archconservative, yet came to champion progressive causes. These contradictions are not evidence of vacillating weakness: instead, they were the product of a restless mind bend on a continuous quest for self-improvement. In Theodore Roosevelt, historian Kathleen Dalton reveals a man with a personal and intellectual depth rarely seen in our public figures. She shows how Roosevelt’s struggle to overcome his frailties as a child helped to build his character, and offers new insights into his family life, uncovering the important role that Roosevelt’s second wife, Edith Carow, played in the development of his political career. She also shows how TR flirted with progressive reform and then finally commited himself to deep reform in the Bull Moose campaign of 1912. Incorporating the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative, Dalton reinterprets both the man and his times to create an illuminating portrait that will change the way we see this great man and the Progressive Era.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt (August 9, 1871), in Roosevelt, Diaries of Boyhood and Youth (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928), 248–50. 2. Ibid. 3.

Author: Joshua David Hawley

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300145144

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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Joshua Hawley examines Roosevelt's political thought to arrive at a revised understanding of his legacy. He sees Roosevelt as galvanizing a 20-year period of reform that permanently altered American politics and Americans' expectations for government social progress and presidents.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

... 1913 ) Bellamy Storer Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth ( New York : Charles Scribner's Sons , 1928 ) A Most Glorious Ride : The Diaries ...

Author: Benjamin J. Wetzel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192635310

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Theodore Roosevelt is well-known as a rancher, hunter, naturalist, soldier, historian, explorer, and statesman. His visage is etched on Mount Rushmore—alongside George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln—as a symbol of his vast and consequential legacy. While Roosevelt's life has been written about from many angles, no modern book probes deeply into his engagement with religious beliefs, practices, and controversies despite his lifelong church attendance and commentary on religious issues. Theodore Roosevelt: Preaching from the Bully Pulpit traces Roosevelt's personal religious odyssey from youthful faith and pious devotion to a sincere but more detached adult faith. Benjamin J. Wetzel presents the president as a champion of the separation of church and state, a defender of religious ecumenism, and a "preacher" who used his "bully pulpit" to preach morality using the language of the King James Bible. Contextualizing Roosevelt in the American religious world of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Wetzel shows how religious groups interpreted the famous Rough Rider and how he catered to, rebuked, and interacted with various religious constituencies. Based in large part on personal correspondence and unpublished archival materials, this book offers a new interpretation of an extremely significant historical figure.
Categories: Religion

The Boyhood Diary of Theodore Roosevelt 1869 1870

The Boyhood Diary of Theodore Roosevelt  1869 1870

( Diaries , letters , and memoirs ) Includes bibliographical references and index . ... Roosevelt , Theodore , 1858-1919 — Childhood and youth — Juvenile ...

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 0736806016

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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The diary of Theodore Roosevelt records his travels through Europe with his family during 1869 and 1870. Includes activities and a timeline.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience

The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience

... Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister G. Edward White. standing his youth: no boyhood letters survive; if the young Remington kept diaries, ...

Author: G. Edward White

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292745520

Category: History

Page: 256

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First published in 1968, The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience has become a classic in the field of American studies. G. Edward White traces the origins of "the West of the imagination" to the adolescent experiences of Frederic Remington, Theodore Roosevelt, and Owen Wister—three Easterners from upper-class backgrounds who went West in the 1880s in search of an alternative way of life. Each of the three men came to identify with a somewhat idealized "Wild West" that embodied the virtues of individualism, self-reliance, and rugged masculinity. When they returned East, they popularized this image of the West through art, literature, politics, and even their public personae. Moreover, these Western virtues soon became and have remained American virtues—a patriotic ideal that links Easterners with Westerners. With a multidisciplinary blend of history, biography, sociology, psychology, and literary criticism, The Eastern Establishment and the Western Experience will appeal to a wide audience. The author has written a new preface, offering additional perspectives on the mythology of the West and its effect on the American character.
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A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Roosevelt, Theodore (19260). The Works of Theodore Roosevelt. 20 vols.

Author: Serge Ricard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444344219

Category: History

Page: 608

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A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt is the first comprehensive anthology to encompass Roosevelt as whole, highlighting both his personality and his skilled diplomacy. Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship on this most popular and highly-rated American president Covers many aspects of Roosevelt’s personality and his policies, domestic and foreign, to create a complete picture of the man Provides scholarship from both sides of the Atlantic, from established Roosevelt specialists, respected scholars, and a new generation of historians A new and fresh historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s life and ideas, political career and achievements, and his legacies
Categories: History

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth . New York : Charles Scribner's Sons , 1928 . FURTHER READING AND WEBSITES Armstrong , Jennifer .

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 0822509997

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Explores the life of Theodore Roosevelt from his birth in New York through his time as president of the United States until his death in 1919.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of Race

Theodore Roosevelt and the Idea of Race

In Roosevelt's case the influence seems to have been particularly strong ... TR , Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of His Boyhood and Youth ( New York , 1928 ) ...

Author: Thomas G. Dyer

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807118087

Category: History

Page: 182

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This provocative study examines Theodore Roosevelt’s ideas about race, focusing especially on his attitude toward blacks, American Indians, immigration, and imperialism. Thomas G. Dyer gives careful attention to formal and nonformal aspects of Roosevelt’s thought, as revealed in his voluminous published works and personal papers. Dyer’s book asks a number of important questions. In what proportions do popular thought and formal racial theory appear in Roosevelt’s attitudes? What was the intellectual context of his speculations on race? How was his racial thought related to broader areas of intellectual activity such as natural science and social philosophy? How did Roosevelt regard various white and nonwhite ethnic groups? How did Roosevelt’s racial thought conform to the prevailing philosophies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? Historians have traditionally disagreed about the character of Theodore Roosevelt’s racial ideology. Dyer’s illuminating study clarifies many of the relevant issues by viewing Roosevelt’s racial theory as an integrated whole.
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Theodore Roosevelt in Perspective

Theodore Roosevelt in Perspective

When the Roosevelts toured Europe, Teedie wrote in a diary that he was saddened ... 13 Theodore Roosevelt, Diaries of Boyhood and Youth (New York: Charles ...

Author: Tom Lansford

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1594546568

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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President of the United States of America, is an official title sought by many and won by only a few individuals. The series entitled First Men, America's President, contains a book length biography of each 'President of the United States of America'. Every book contains information on the President's early education, professional career, military or political service prior to the presidency, interpretative discussion of both domestic and foreign policies during each presidency, and the conclusion of their political lives in public service. The two major themes of this series are the character traits marking success in the presidency, and the changes in the office of presidents throughout America's history. Character matters in all walks of life, but perhaps matters most within the character of the President of the United States.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Green Roosevelt

The Green Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth (New York: Scribner's, 1928), 246–247; 251–259; 339–351. 95.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781604976939

Category: History

Page: 408

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America's first Green president, Theodore Roosevelt's credentials as both naturalist and writer are as impressive as they are deep, emblematic of the twenty-sixth President's unprecedented breadth and energy. While Roosevelt authored policies that grew the public domain by a remarkable 230 million acres, he likewise penned over thirty-five books and an estimated 150,000 letters, many concerning the natural world. In between drafts both personal and political, scientific and sentimental, he quadrupled existing forest reserves while creating the nation's first fifty wildlife refuges and eighteen national monuments, among them the Grand Canyon, and five national parks, headlined by Yosemite. And Roosevelt was far more than a policy wonk and political do-gooder. John Muir, by his own admission, "fairly fell in love with him." John Burroughs wrote that Roosevelt "probably knew tenfold more natural history than all the presidents who preceded him." And the Smithsonian's Edmund Heller dubbed him the "foremost field naturalist of our time." In addition to creating more than 150,000 new acres of national forest, Roosevelt made a new vogue of sportsmanship, famously refusing to shoot a lame bear in Mississippi and inspiring, thereof, an American icon and ecological fetish all at once: the Teddy Bear. Indeed, Roosevelt's Green undertakings produced a truly living legacy-one whose everlasting qualities he took robust pleasure in. Naturalist William Finley once suggested to TR that the President's environmental prescience would serve as "one of the greatest memorials to [his] farsightedness," to which Roosevelt replied, "Bully. I had rather have it than a hundred stone monuments." In fact, Roosevelt would have both-a lasting reputation for environmental protection and timeless stone monuments at Mount Rushmore and elsewhere built to honor his dramatic public policy initiatives. This book will be a critical resource for all those in American history (particularly presidential history), environmental history, environmental studies, nature studies, place studies, Agrarian studies, conservation studies, fish and wildlife biology/management, and ecology.
Categories: History

The Amazing Bird Collection of Young Mr Roosevelt

The Amazing Bird Collection of Young Mr  Roosevelt

19 Kathleen Dalton, Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life (New York: Alfred A. Knoph, 2002), 26. 20 Theodore Roosevelt, Diaries of Boyhood and Youth (New ...

Author: Margaret Porter Griffin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499037715

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 178

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A historian once said of Theodore Roosevelt’s education that it had been “the best kind, for he was both teacher and pupil.” By the time he went to Harvard, he had preserved several hundred birds for a collection. How did he become an accomplished scientist at a young age? He: —was curious, always wanting to know more and find out the “why” of things. —learned from playing: imitating animal sounds and habits and making up his own games. —looked up to mentors, including his father, uncles, and a companion of Audubon’s. —read deeply from fiction and nonfiction. —continually made observations, filling diaries and notebooks with charts and essays. —sketched nature in letters and notebooks. —took risks, ready to pay the piper if he thought something was worthwhile. —customized learning to his own needs, starting a natural history museum at home when he was eight and inventing a code for bird songs. —studied the real thing, with “being there” experiences in the outdoors. —shared information with family and friends. Look for more in this book, and get to know a unique boy who still inspires others today.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt

In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt

Letters of Theodore Roosevelt. 8 vols. Cambridge: Harvard, 1951–1954. Roosevelt, Theodore. Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth.

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801465970

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

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The public life of Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was marked by his service as the twenty-sixth President of the United States, Vice President, Governor of New York State, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, U.S. Civil Service Commissioner, President of the New York City Police Commission, and New York State Assemblyman. In his life outside of government he was famous as an author, naturalist, rancher, big game hunter, and explorer. The twentieth century would become known as the American Century, and it was Theodore Roosevelt, through his foreign policy, who ushered the United States into the ranks of the world's great powers. In domestic affairs, he used his presidential powers to level the playing field between capital and labor, to protect consumers, and to establish a conservation program that was far-sighted and comprehensive, covering the nation's natural resources, its wilderness areas, its endangered species, its scenic beauty, and the cultural artifacts of its indigenous peoples. Distilled from Roosevelt's voluminous writings and speeches, In the Words of Theodore Roosevelt is a discerning collection of quotations by this American icon who continues to inspire and captivate an extraordinary array of twenty-first-century Americans. Carefully selected and organized by topic by Patricia O'Toole, these quotations reflect the vast range of Roosevelt's interests, the depth of his wisdom, his almost superhuman energy, and his directness. Many of the issues that Roosevelt addressed-from America's international role to the environment-remain pressing concerns today, giving his century-old words remarkable currency. This singular collection of quotations-enhanced by O'Toole's illuminating introductory essay, notes on biographical and historical context, and bibliographies of Roosevelt's writings-is a trove for writers, teachers, students, and all who recognize Theodore Roosevelt's unique role in U.S. history.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt's Diaries of Boyhood and Youth (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928). See Morris, vol. 1, p. 53. See Morris, vol.

Author: Neil H Cogan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135017132

Category: History

Page: 242

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Theodore Roosevelt explores the personal and political life of the 26th President of the United States. It considers among other things his "manliness," a gendered framework of traits for the Gilded Age and Progressive Period guiding him and other men in business, politics, and war, and shows how the development of these traits transformed Roosevelt’s personal and political decisions. The work covers a storied personal life and emphasizes mental and physical challenges from depression, asthma, partial blindness, and attempted assassination. Cogan addresses the political transformation from traditional, to "Square Deal" Republican, to "Bull Moose" Progressive. The text also reviews initiatives dismissing corrupt officials, closing saloons, and arresting pimps; busting monopolies and bettering workplaces and consumer products; and conserving wildlife and natural resources. Contrary to popular conception, Roosevelt’s manliness was not macho masculinity. Rather, it was an evolving framework of traits, including courage, service, and Christian morality. Supported by a series of intriguing primary source documents, this book is essential reading for understanding Roosevelt, his era, and his manliness. It is an accessible tool for students studying and instructors teaching courses on the Gilded Age and Progressive Period in American history.
Categories: History