Search Results: 'Theodore Roosevelt'
An interesting personal Insight into the Life of Theodore Roosevelt commencing with "The Boy Who Collected Animals".
Scholars often postulate that with the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history. He brought new excitement and... More > power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. 'Theodore Roosevelt' is a best-selling, comprehensive and exceptional collection which covers an enormous number of distinctive stages of the life of Theodore Roosevelt.< Less
Commentators often suggest that with the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history. He brought new excitement and... More > power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. Our devoted team has spent tons of time to provide you with a best-selling, comprehensive and extraordinaty compendium which covers an enormous number of distinctive stages of the life of Theodore Roosevelt.< Less
The Rough Riders
Roosevelt's chronicles of adventures, triumphs, and defeats with his Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War. The Rough Riders is the name bestowed on the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of... More > three such regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War and the only one of the three to see action. The United States Army was weakened and left with little manpower after the American Civil War roughly thirty years prior. As a result, President William McKinley called upon 1,250 volunteers to assist in the war efforts...< Less
Through the Brazilian Wilderness
Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the 26th President of the United States. He is famous for lively "cowboy" image, his wast range of interests and achievements, and... More > his leadership of the Progressive "Bull Moose" Party of 1912. Besides politician, Roosevelt was a soldier, explorer, big game hunter, conservationist, historian, author and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. After his presidency, Teddy underwent an expedition to explore and map the area around the 950-mile River of Doubt in the unknown regions of Brazil and Paraguay. This six-week "zoological reconnaissance" was carried out with his son Kermit, with whom he'd endure all manner of hardships including dangerous animals, strange insects, fever, dysentery, oppressive heat, and killer rapids. Roosevelt's popular 1913 book Through the Brazilian Wilderness is the resulting account of this adventure.< Less
An immediate bestseller upon its release in 1899, The Rough Riders is Roosevelt’s personal writings on his adventures in the Spanish-American War. A truly American crew of cowboys, scholars,... More > land speculators, Native Americans and African Americans, the Rough Riders’ triumphs and defeats are chronicled with riveting and engrossing detail. The First United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment was organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood, M.D. The regiment, consisting of over 1,250 men, from all over the United States was mainly composed of cowboys, Indians, and other Wild West types, and Ivy League athletes and aristocratic sportsmen from the East. What did these two very different groups have in common? They could ride and shoot and were in shape, and thus could be ready for war with little training. The regiment was assembled at San Antonio, Texas in May, and shipped out to Cuba from Tampa, Florida-minus the horses-on June 14, 1898.< Less
The Rough Riders
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this is the detailed account of the famous Spanish American War unit, the Rough Riders.
It is told by their commanding officer, Colonel Teddy Roosevelt.
Cthulhu and The River Of Doubt
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This book is designed for the Role Player with a historic Horror bent, specifically for “Call of Cthulhu” but can be read by anyone.
The bulk of the book is made up of the entire text... More > of “Through the Brazilian Wilderness” written by President Theodore Roosevelt. His writing describes a journey taken by himself and acquaintances in 1913, through the steamy jungles of Brazil travelling down the uncharted River of Doubt. This was no pleasure cruise. This journey was an exploring adventure of toil, fear, danger and murder. The jungle that surrounded them for months contained dangerous animals and threatening indigenous people, the water even held man eating fish. Footnotes appear throughout detailing elements and suggestions for turning this epic journey into a Role Playing campaign. An appendix at the end suggests some character profiles for the main protagonists.
The Roosevelt-Rondon expedition is the perfect historical source for a role playing campaign.< Less