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The Winning of the West, Volume One: From the Alleghanies to the Mississippi, 1769-1776
First part of what was considered Roosevelt's most important book. The narrative traced the origin of a new "race" of Americans to frontier conditions in the 18th century.
Published by Echo Library
(first published 1995)
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I found that this book was quite interesting and educational. I have read some of the comments and I won't pretend that I can vouch for it being completely accurate but the author did give a complete accounting on his sources. It may contain what his opinion is for the most part but I enjoyed this read and look forward to reading more of the books in this four part series.
A most interesting story, for it not history in any sense. Largely conjecture on Roosevelt's part and with a very strong bias. It covers the moving west from the eastern coast over the mountain range into territory which today is Kentucky and a bit of Tennessee. You get a real sense of the stuggles it to to carve out from timbered land , open land for the planting of corn and the constant need to secure food from the land. A very tough life with constant battles between the backwoodsmen(and fami ...more
I'm reading an original printing that belonged to my Dad, having by chance learned what a multifaceted character T. Roosevelt was. So far it's an interesting read but quite difficult, as his views on aboriginal peoples are horrendous to modern sensibilities.
Jun 13, 2016 Riff Denbow rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Capital stuff, wonderful narrative history, full of vigour and life and action, just as we would expect from that "human locomotive", as someone once called TR.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., also known as T.R., and to the public (but never to friends and family) as Teddy, was the twenty-sixth President of the United States, and a leader of the Republican Party and of the Progressive Movement. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. He served in many roles including Governor of New York, historian, naturalist, explorer, autho ...moreMore about Theodore Roosevelt...