Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt

By | July 11, 2019
Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt Author William Hazelgrove
ISBN-10 1621574768
ISBN-13 9781621574767
Year 2017-05-01
Pages 352
Language English
Publisher Regnery History
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There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies with rifle in hand or winding my way among the barren fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so called Bad Lands Theodore Roosevelt He was born a city boy in Manhattan but it wasn t until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota Roosevelt later wrote It was in the grim fairyland of the Bad Lands that Roosevelt became acquainted with the ways of cowboys Native Americans trappers thieves and wild creatures and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested In Forging a President author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt s own reflections to immerse readers in the formative seasons that America s twenty sixth president spent in the broken country of the Wild West

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