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Leonard Wood: Rough Rider, Surgeon, Architect of American Imperialism
by Jack McCallum (Goodreads Author)
One of the most fascinating but least remembered figures in modern American history, Major General Leonard Wood (1860-1927) was, with his close friend Theodore Roosevelt, an icon of U.S. imperialism as the nation evolved into a global power at the dawn of the twentieth century. The myriad of roles that Wood played in his extraordinary career offer a mirror image of the cou ...more
Hardcover, 357 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by New York University Press
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Jul 17, 2010 Frank Kelly rated it it was amazing
A fascinating and mostly forgotten major figure of American foreign policy in the early 1900's, Wood was commander of the Rough Riders (Teddy Roosevelt served under him), a doctor, an Indian fighter, governor of post-Spanish American War Cuba and later, governor of the Phillipines (where he ruthlessly put down the insurrectionists). McCallum offer a well-written and well-researched biography of this extraordinary man of history -- a man who in many ways did more to foster American expansionism ( ...more