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It is no flattery to say that Theodore Roosevelt possesses to a remarkable degree
the best characteristics of the “typical American.” He is learned, cultured,
progressive and brave, an athlete, sportsman, ranchman, author, orator, politician
I had many talks with him upon this subject, and he took especial pains to go over
the records and point out the localities from which the appointees came, and he
often had much to say regarding his Southern ancestry, showing in a way which ...
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 ...
“Boys”—he did not say “gentlemen,” he did not say “fellow citizens,” he said “boys
,” for his mind had flown back to a time when he was fighting for his country—''
Boys, we must stand together. We have met at the bier of one whom we loved.
The President had nothing more to say. He had said enough. He had told us all
what was needed. We knew that McKinley was dead; those who stood there in
that throng told us that. We knew that our country was living. And that is 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