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Mr. Roosevelt in this history of our navy says: “There were no better seamen in
the world than the American Jack; he had been bred to his work from infancy, and
had been off in a fishing dory almost as soon as he could walk. When he grew ...
It did not surprise him, nor shock him to the point of inability to proceed with his
mission; and he wasted no time trying to correct that evil—in the sense of seeking
exposure and punishment for the culprits. He did a better work in proceeding ...
“Unfortunately,” said the citizen who yearned for better government, “I have an
engagement to go quail-shooting next Tuesday.” The moral Mr. Roosevelt tried to
convey was that lawmakers and officials generally were quite what the public ...
... they were not very well used by their constituents. Yet in the final conclusion of
the whole matter he says the chances of a man's being retained in the public
service are about ten per cent. better when he is honest than when he is
But, in the main, Mr. Roosevelt's experience in the legislature was of very great
value to him. For one thing, it developed him in precisely the direction he needed
at the time. He came back from those three terms at Albany with a better idea of ...
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I did not finish this book, and the first sentence from the first chapter may give you an idea why. "Restless as the sea his forefathers sailed to reach the new world; active as the soil that answered ... Read full review