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Forging a President : How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt
by William Hazelgrove


Overview - -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.
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Overview
-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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  • ISBN-13: 9781621574767
  • ISBN-10: 1621574768
  • Publisher: Regnery History
  • Publish Date: May 2017
  • Page Count: 352


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