By Theodore Roosevelt,Edward P. Kohn
A such a lot excellent Ride offers the total diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. masking the early life of his lifestyles, Roosevelt’s entries express the transformation of a sickly and solitary Harvard freshman right into a convinced and more and more powerful younger grownup. He writes approximately his grief over the untimely loss of life of his father, his courtship and marriage to his first spouse, Alice Hathaway Lee, and later the loss of life of Alice and his mom at the similar day. The diaries chronicle his burgeoning political profession in ny urban and his election to the hot York country meeting. along with his descriptions of balls, dinner events, and nights on the opera, they provide a glimpse into existence one of the Gilded Age elite in Boston and manhattan. additionally they recount Roosevelt’s first birding and searching journeys to the Adirondacks, the Maine woods, and the yank West. finishing with Roosevelt’s mystery engagement to his moment spouse, Edith Kermit Carow, A such a lot excellent Ride presents an intimate look at the lifetime of the fellow who might develop into America’s twenty-sixth president.
Brought jointly for the 1st time in one quantity, the diaries were meticulously transcribed, annotated, and brought through Edward P. Kohn. Twenty-four black-and-white photos also are included.
Edward P. Kohn is Assistant Professor of historical past and Chair of the dep. of yankee tradition and Literature at Bilkent collage in Turkey. Kohn has written generally on Theodore Roosevelt, and his prior books contain Heir to the Empire urban: big apple and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt and Hot Time within the outdated city: the nice warmth Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt.
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