What can I say about Mr Theodore Roosevelt that has not already been said, recorded, analyzed, and written about? This extraordinary individual died at the relatively young age of sixty, and yet it is no exaggeration to say that within those sixty years he lived three or four lives. He was known to read two books a day, he wrote numerous books (a few best sellers), adventured down the dangerous Amazon into territories previously unknown to much of the world, was credited with writing between one-hundred and fifty thousand letters to two-hundred thousand letters and that is just the beginning of his story. Asked recently who she would pick if she could pick a vice presidential candidate dead or alive, Senator Elizabeth Warner, without hesitation, said Teddy Roosevelt. Asked who he thought were the three most important American presidents, FDR, a democrat, listed his distant cousin Teddy as one of the three.
Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Rough Riders” is a detailed, marvelously written, autobiography by the future President of the United States. It is a historical, honest, depiction of what Liet. Colonel Roosevelt and his Volunteer Cavalry, nicknamed The Rough Riders, experienced during the Spanish-American War. It is not a political memorandum, but the eyewitness account of war and its destruction, its gallantry, and its lasting effect on the soldiers who survived through the eyes of one of its heroes. It is not an easy book to read, but boy was it was worth the trouble.
Where have you gone TR… Never has there been a time where we have needed you more.