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Selected Speeches and Writings of Theodore Roosevelt

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ISBN-10: 0345806115

ISBN-13: 9780345806116

Edition: 2014

Authors: Theodore Roosevelt, Gordon Hutner

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Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was our most published president with an incredible output of writing including forty books, over a thousand articles, and countless speeches and letters. Collected here in one volume are examples of Roosevelt's voluminous writings over a dazzling array of topics. Organized by general categories, readers can sample writings on subjects as varied as the environment, the danger of professional sports; the famous charge of San Juan Hill, and Roosevelt's passion for literary criticism. From addresses and presidential messages on public policy and national ideals, to biography, to travel writing, to ecological concerns, to writings on hunting, to international…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/22/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.13" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Periodically throughout his extraordinary career, Theodore Roosevelt turned to the writing of history. Energetic about everything he did, he imbued his writing with verve and a strong sense of drama that continues to attract readers today. Born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, he immersed himself in public affairs long before he became President of the United States. A man of many talents, he was, among other things, police commissioner, mayoral candidate, rancher, hunter, explorer, soldier, and governor. His strong sense of history probably influenced his actions more times than not, and certainly he brought to the White House in 1901 an awareness of how much the past…    

Gordon Hutner is professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and founding editor of the journal American Literary History.