Forging A President: How The Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt
- Biographies & Memoirs, American History , American Presidents
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The forging of TR
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 cowboys, Native Americans, trappers, thieves, and wild creatures-and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested.
In Forging a President, William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt's own reflections to immerse us in the formative seasons that America's twenty-sixth president spent in "the broken country" of the Wild West.
"A masterful evocation! Forging a President will have readers breathing the dust, chasing the steers, facing-and facing down-the many challenges of young Theodore Roosevelt in his cowboy years. An amazing tale of American synergy: TR's famous exploits as a rancher helped create the historical mythos of the Wild West...as the untamed cattle country turned the sickly dude from the East into the physical marvel of bravery and endurance that virtually were brands of the Roosevelt we know. William Hazelgrove illustrates what Theodore Roosevelt meant when he said he never would have become president if it were not for his time in the Badlands."-Rick Marschall, author of Bully! The Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt and advisory board member of the Theodore Roosevelt
About the Author
William Hazelgrove is the author of numerous books, including Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson. He has been the subject of interviews on NPR's All Things Considered, along with features in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and other publications.
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|Release Date:||May 1, 2017|