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American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt   By: (1862-1930)

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[Illustration: American Boy's Life of Theodore Roosevelt

STRATEMEYER]

[Handwritten inscription: To Elmer, A Merry Christmas from Papa & Mamma. 1904]

AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE

OF

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

EDWARD STRATEMEYER'S BOOKS

Old Glory Series

Six Volumes. Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

UNDER DEWEY AT MANILA. A YOUNG VOLUNTEER IN CUBA. FIGHTING IN CUBAN WATERS. UNDER OTIS IN THE PHILIPPINES. THE CAMPAIGN OF THE JUNGLE. UNDER MacARTHUR IN LUZON.

Stratemeyer Popular Series

Ten Volumes. Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.00.

THE LAST CRUISE OF THE SPITFIRE. REUBEN STONE'S DISCOVERY. TRUE TO HIMSELF. RICHARD DARE'S VENTURE. OLIVER BRIGHT'S SEARCH. TO ALASKA FOR GOLD. THE YOUNG AUCTIONEER. BOUND TO BE AN ELECTRICIAN. SHORTHAND TOM, THE REPORTER. FIGHTING FOR HIS OWN.

War and Adventure Stories

Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

ON TO PEKIN. BETWEEN BOER AND BRITON.

American Boys' Biographical Series

Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE OF WILLIAM McKINLEY. AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Colonial Series

Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

WITH WASHINGTON IN THE WEST. MARCHING ON NIAGARA. AT THE FALL OF MONTREAL. ON THE TRAIL OF PONTIAC.

Pan American Series

Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.25.

LOST ON THE ORINOCO. THE YOUNG VOLCANO EXPLORERS. YOUNG EXPLORERS OF THE ISTHMUS. YOUNG EXPLORERS OF THE AMAZON.

Great American Industries Series

Cloth. Illustrated. Price per volume $1.00, net. TWO YOUNG LUMBERMEN.

JOE, THE SURVEYOR. Price, $1.00 . LARRY, THE WANDERER. Price, $1.00 .

[Illustration: COLONEL ROOSEVELT AT SAN JUAN HILL]

AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE

OF

THEODORE ROOSEVELT

BY

EDWARD STRATEMEYER

AUTHOR OF "AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE OF WILLIAM McKINLEY," "WITH WASHINGTON IN THE WEST," "OLD GLORY SERIES," "PAN AMERICAN SERIES," "SHIP AND SHORE SERIES," ETC.

ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS AND WITH FRONTISPIECE BY CHARLES COPELAND

[Illustration]

BOSTON LEE AND SHEPARD 1904

PUBLISHED, AUGUST, 1904.

Copyright, 1904, by Lee And Shepard.

All Rights Reserved.

AMERICAN BOYS' LIFE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT.

Norwood Press J.S. Cushing & Co. Berwick & Smith Co. Norwood, Mass., U.S.A.

PREFACE

The life of Theodore Roosevelt is one well worth studying by any American boy who wishes to make something of himself and mount high on the ladder of success.

The twenty sixth President of our country is a fine type of the true American of to day, full of vim and vigor, quick to comprehend, and equally quick to act, not afraid to defend his opinions against all comers when satisfied that he is in the right, independent, and yet not lacking in fine social qualities, physically and morally courageous, and with a faith in himself and his God that is bound to make for good so long as he clings to it.

Theodore Roosevelt comes from countless generations of fighting stock, both in this country and abroad. And yet as a youth the future hero of San Juan Hill was a delicate lad, and many fears were entertained that he might not live to manhood. But life in the open air, with judicious athletic exercise, accomplished wonders, and he became strong and hardy to an astonishing degree.

The boyhood days of the future President were spent in New York City and at the family's country home, Oyster Bay, Long Island. From there he went to Harvard College, from which he graduated with high honors. Still somewhat delicate in health, he travelled in Europe, studied for a short time at Dresden, and took to climbing the Alps and other noted mountains.

His mind had gravitated toward literature, and he was writing a naval history of the War of 1812 when something prompted him to take up politics, and almost before he knew it he was elected a New York State assemblyman. He served in this capacity for three terms, and many are the stories told of how he fought against corruption first, last, and all the time... Continue reading book >>




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