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He entered upon his duties with vigor and raised the office to one of very great
importance, and by his persistent efforts constantly enlarged and increased the
power and usefulness of the commission, never losing an opportunity to press
... book gives the life of that man. Never before has it been written. And to it do I
gladly subscribe my name. - OPIE READ. CHAPTER I. THEODORE ROOSEVELT
. SKETCH OF HIS LIFE – MARKED A TYPICAL AMERICAN. 31.
He could never bear to remain in second place in any adventure, and had his full
share in the gay rout that keeps alive the humanity of young men getting the
foundations of an education. No sooner was he out of college than he plunged ...
... are Americans, first, last and all the time. We may not be so polished as our
neighbors across seas, but we have certainly as good timber in our construction
and can never be so great, or A TYPICAL AMERICAN. 39.
in our construction and can never be so great, or useful, or happy in any other
country as we can in our own.” In the same essay quoted above he says: “One
may fall very far short of treason and yet be an undesirable citizen in the
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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