978-1-931082-65-5 / 9781931082655

Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography (Library of America)


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HardCover. Pub Date: October 2004 Pages: 864 in Publisher: Liary of America The Rough Riders (1899) is the story of the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry and the regiment Roosevelt led to enduring fame in. Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Roosevelt recounts how the regiment was raised from an unusual mixture of hardened southwestern frontiersmen and privileged northeastern college graduates. and how it trained in Texas and then sailed southward through the topic seas toward the unknown. Writing at a time when war could still be seen as a romantic adventure. Roosevelt describes the confusion of fighting in the jungle; the heat. hunger. rain. mud. and malaria that tested his men; and his crowded hour of triumph on the San Juan Heights. In An Autobiography (1913). Roosevelt recalls his lifelong fascination with natural history. his love of hunting and the outdoors. and his adve...

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