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CorYRIGHT 1901

By E. R. DUMONT

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CHAPTER V.-IN NATIONAL AND CITY POLITICS

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Recognized as a Factor in National Affairs. A Leader

of Men, Loyal to the Best Traditions of His Party,

but Intensely an American. Maintaining a Splen-

did Independence. The Forlorn Hope in the Race

for Election as Mayor of New York City.

CHAPTER VI.-RANCHING IN THE BAD LANDS

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Comrade with the Cowboys. Wins the Confidence and

Esteem of Hunters, Ranchmen and Pioneers.

“Busting” Bronchos. Adventures with Wild

Beasts. Thrilling Fight with a Grizzly.

CHAPTER VII.- ROOSEVELT AS AN AUTHOR

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First Author to Become President. Beginning as Edi-

tor of His College Paper, He Develops Striking

Literary Talent. Success of His First Work,

“Naval War of 1812,' "Winning of the West,'

"The Strenuous Life and other Essays, "Oliver

Cromwell." A Voluminous Writer.

CHAPTER VIII.- HOME LIFE AND RELIGIOUS TENDENCIES 153

Romance of His Boyhood. In the Home and Family.

“All Children Should Have Just as Good a Time

as They Possibly Can.” Holding to the Faith of

His Fathers. An American Citizen Can Take His

Bible and the Constitution of the United States into

the Caucus.

CHAPTER 1X.- CRUSADE FOR THE MERIT SYSTEM 170

Roosevelt 's Work in the New York Legislature Bears

Fruit. Appointed Civil Service Commissioner by

President Harrison, Shows Great Preparation for

the Work. Offends Spoilsmen of Both Parties.

Ably Supported in the Senate and House.

CHAPTER X.-PURIFYING CITY POLITICS

183

Roosevelt Appointed President of Police Board of the

City of New York. "I Will Enforce the Law.”

Merit System Governs in Police Force. Sunday

Closing Law Made Operative. Attempted Assas-

sination by Dynamite.

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CHAPTER XI.-ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY 199

Rebuilds the American Navy. Introduces Target Prac.

tice with Powder and Ball. Active in Preparation

for War with Spain. Advises Ordering Commodore

Dewey to the China Station. Resigns for Active

Duty in the Field.

CHAPTER XII.–FORMATION OF THE “Rough RIDERS” 217 0 -

Friendship for General Leonard Wood. A Month Well

Saved. Cowboys, Hunters and Clubmen Rally to

His Standard. The Best Fighting Material that

Ever Marched to the field. Drilling, Preparing

and Embarking. Landing on Cuban Soil.

CHAPTER XIII.-SERVICE IN CUBA

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Brigaded with the Forces of a Fighting Man. The

Affair at Las Guasimas, and the Loss of Precious

Lives. The Rough Riders Prove Their Heroism in

Battle. From the Trenches to the Hospital. Graves

in Alien Soil. After Peace, the Return Home.

CHAPTER XIV.- RETURN OF THE REGIMENT

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The Round Robin. Ordered Back to the United States.

Sick, Wounded and Well on the Voyage Home.

Landing of Rough Riders at Montauk Point.

Angels of Mercy in the Hospitals. Mustered Out.

Back to the Old Life, where a Rough Rider May

Ride.

CHAPTER XV.-GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK

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Empire State Jubilantly Rewards Colonel Roosevelt with

Its Highest Office. Inaugurates Reform in Every

Branch of the Public Service. Establishes the

Principle of Street Franchise Taxation. Dewey

Day in New York.

CHAPTER XVI.- ROOSEVELT IN CHICAGO

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Guest of Honor at the Hamilton Club Appomattox Day

Banquet. Wonderful Memory Shown in His Recog-

nition of Individual Rough Riders. Characteristic

Incidents of the Man. First Enunciation of the

Gospel of a Strenuous Life.

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