Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt by William Elliott Hazelgrove

Into the Wild

Read Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt Online Free - "There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle in hand, or winding my way among the barren, fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so-called Bad Lands." —Theodore Roosevelt

He was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn't until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president. "I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota," Roosevelt later wrote. It was in the "grim fairyland" of the Bad Lands that Roosevelt became acquainted with the ways of cowboys, Native Americans, trappers, thieves, and wild creatures--and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested.

In Forging a President, author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt's own reflections to immerse readers in the formative seasons that America's twenty-sixth president spent in "the broken country" of the Wild West.

Title : Forging a President: How the Wild West Created Teddy Roosevelt
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ISBN : 1621574768
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 pages


Diane rated it ★★★★★

May 27, 2017

Another absorbing, engagingly-written historical account, this one involving our 25th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, by William Elliott Hazelgrove --- an author I have come to count on for creatively written and well researched biographic details. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book - Forg...

Charles rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2017

A very sickly, asthmatic child, many people believed that Theodore Roosevelt would never live to adulthood. Growing up in a time when there was little in the way of treatments for his respiratory ailments, his father would hitch up a buggy, drive the team as fast as possible and have young Theod...

Shelly rated it ★★★★★

June 07, 2017

Mr. Hazelgrove has written a very enjoyable and interesting story about the 25th President of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt was a very sick and weak asthmatic young man who discovered he had to get strong to overcome his physical condition. After losing his mother and wife in less then tw...

Nose rated it ★★☆☆☆

May 25, 2017

Teddy was an a-hole.

Gayle rated it ★★★★★

April 23, 2017

MY THOUGHTS Circumstances can change a person for the good or the bad. This is what happened to Teddy Roosevelt. After the deaths of both his wife and mothers on the same day, Teddy Roosevelt set off for the Dakota Territory even though he was a sick young man, devastated by the deaths of his lov...

Sue rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 14, 2017

Started out good, but once it started jumping around I lost interest fast.

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