First published 1899, this is a reprint with a Historical Introduction. The United States Army, under the command of General Shafter, was facing an entrenched Spanish position above the road to the city of Santiago: two hills which together were known as San Juan Heights. When the Americans had signalled to him to cease firing he had immediately begun moving his guns toward the summit of the larger hill, and now one Gatling Gun which was in range of the Spanish counter-attack and opened fire. Some, certainly, served in the military prior to their political careers. Regretfully, I never visited the museum. I have always admired Teddy Roosevelt and have read many of his books.
The rifle fire from the Spanish position had become intense, and more and more men were falling. Accompanied by some great sepia tone photographs, this little volume would make a wonderful present for the Teddy Roosevelt fan or an American history buff. Illustrated by Frederic Remington, et al. Teddy was no Shakespeare but damnit he was manly! I always wanted to read something Teddie Roosevelt wrote to see if it was any good, and this book is pretty good. This occurs with all depleted shields, not just the Rough Rider. . I'm particularly fond of the bits of sly snark hidden in the text, very subtle, very nice.
I was given this book for an honest review. As we read about events written about from over a hundred years ago--as we read from an era when a Black American president has just been re-elected--we see that paradox of men who fought side by side, men of all races and backgrounds--men who judged one another on their individual manly qualities, and yet men who still were affected by and unconsciously promulgated the biases of the era. There were three things that really struck me. Roosevelt recounts the ragtag group of Rough Riders he assembles in the Southwest, the journey they take to Tampa and then Cuba, and the violent battles that encounter resulting in a loss of a fourth of his men. Roosevelt, for all his swaggering bombast, did just that. This is Roosevelt's own account of the famous regiment he raised to fight in the Spanish-American war, and that unit's adventures in Cuba, including its charge up San Juan Hill. We get the firsthand story from Roosevelt himself, who, while not fancy in his writing, tells a very engaging story.
This volume is in perfect, pristine condition, unmarked, unread, tight, square and clean; still in original shrink-wrap. He had already achieved a respectable military and political career — at the start of the war of 1898 he was Assistant Secretary to the Navy, but he resigned this job to fight on the ground in Cuba. Through the tragedies and triumphs of this unique group of courageous and noble men, Roosevelt is humble to a fault in his depictions of his leadership that inspired these men to go above and beyond the call of duty, let alone for a volunteer. Kay, prolific music director for the Rough Riders, Range Busters and more. All-in-all, a very good book both for the history of the war and for the insight into Roosevelt. This is a great history of the Spanish American War in Cuba, Roosevelt's own account of his experience commanding the Rough Riders.
Teddy gives credit where credit is due, he downplays his own heroism, and, already regarded for his utmost honesty, gives an accurate account of the Battles of Las Gu Written from a loose frame of notes and from memory- a photographic memory at that- this book, written by Theodore Roosevelt, is phenomenal. No, it is the story of one of the most colorful units in American military history, their members' backgrounds, their valor, and their adaptibility to very tough circumstances. Clearly, the Army's Quartermaster and Transportation systems were woefully unsuited even to projecting ground military power even close to America's shores, and, for that inadequacy, the Rough Riders and other soldiers paid the price. If action was not taken soon it would no longer be possible to take the hill. Teddy did so, but in a round about manner. Over the course of the summer, Roosevelt's Rough Riders fought valiantly, and sometimes recklessly, in the Cuban foothills, incurring casualties at a far greater rate than the Spanish.
On Kettle hill, Theodore Roosevelt rode back and forth along the line of his charging men, yelling encouragement to them. Don't listen the book as historical work, but rather as a bridge between you and the President. Would this be well written book that used words that nobody uses anymore? In fact, Butte is an integral to the story as anything else. Roosevelt, a former New York National Guardsman, helped to organize the regiment and was appointed its lieutenant colonel. I think Theodore Roosevelt and his era fit both sides of that stereotype of the American man, good and bad. Third, I was very impressed with the writing. The badly burned Jones was rushed to the Massachusetts General Hospital but passed away a few days after the fire.
They engaged and quickly overcame the remaining enemy troops. Over the course of the summer, Roosev In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. This small lovely edtion by the Lakeside Press is Roosevelt's personal account of the 137 days it took to win this war. Corners of covers have slight wear. They returned fire toward the Spanish positions, but ineffectively. He praises men educated and uneducated, men of different races and ethnic backgrounds. The amount of data and detail are amazing.
Teddy was no Shakespeare but damnit he was manly! About this Item: Normount Technical Publications, Wickenburg, Arizona, 1973. Roosevelt describes the thinking behind and process for gathering men from many walks of life - Harvard, Yale, and Princeton men, black, white, and American Indian, upper, middle, and lower class men - to fight in the Spanish-American War, the results of which loom large even today. Teddy Roosevelt looms larger than life in this, his autobiographical account of the volunteer Rough Riders. Many western critics and fans, self included, consider the Rough Riders among the finest of the B-western series. Roosevelt's writing style is coherent, extremely descriptive, and cerebral, though not overly so.