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The Rough Riders by Theodore Roosevelt
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Aug 07, 11

Read from July 24 to August 07, 2011

Pretty good read. I was interested in the little "war" we fought w/Spain down in Cuba, so this book may be a 'niche book.' Roosevelt is a better writer than most writers banging about nowadays and claiming to be pros. The book has a nice, logical flow, and it was quite easy to read. I am ignorant about Roosevelt's life other than the major, noted achievements (Panama Canal, conservation, etc.), but one thing this book has done for me: it has instilled much respect for this man's use of and mastery of language. To go from someone like him or Lincoln to the aberration that was George W. Bush is to trace the decline of the American empire in its thoroughness.

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