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He is learned, cultured, progressive and brave, an athlete, sportsman, ranchman,
author, orator, politician, statesman and soldier. I first knew this distinguished
gentleman whem, in April, 1889, he appeared in Washington as one of the three
This was Roosevelt's first experience under fire, and his superb conduct
immediately established him as a brave and intrepid soldier. The official report of
the division commander said: “The magnificent and brave work done by the
The conduct of Colonel Roosevelt was brave and soldierly. He was always at the
front, always active, always caring for his men and always solicitous in attending
to every duty. In August we sailed together upon the Miami for Montauk Point.
They acknowledged that he was brave, but they said that bravery was not
wisdom. The bravest were the wisest men of Rome. Bravery, sobered with
responsibility, is the most conservative ruler. They did not know this at first but
they know it ...
... relying on the good sense of the people for support in his battle for its
establishment. As his life's motto he seems to have taken that comprehensive
ritual of a brave man's creed enunciated by Shakespeare: “Beware of entrance to
a quarrel; ...
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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