Biography & Autobiography

Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt

Author: John Burroughs

Publisher: Applewood Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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President Theodore Roosevelt's love of natural history is celebrated in two sketches written by renowned naturalist John Burroughs. The friends shared a two-week trip to Yellowstone in the spring of 1903, in order to observe the wildlife and geologic wonders of America's first national park. The desire was to commune with nature, not to hunt. "I will not fire a gun in the Park, then I shall have no explanations to make," President Roosevelt said. While they had guides, the president was unaccompanied by secret service, personal physician, or secretaries and, remarkably, took an 18-mile trek through hard country completely by himself on one occasion. "He came back as fresh as when he started..."
Yellowstone National Park

Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt

Author: John Burroughs

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton, Mifflin

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Category: Yellowstone National Park

Page: 110

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This book details the time President Theodore Roosevelt spent camping and exploring in the American West with John Burroughs.
Biography & Autobiography

Camping and Tramping with Roosevelt

Author: John Burroughs

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 144

View: 821

The renowned naturalist offers delightful reminiscences of Theodore Roosevelt and their shared joy in the wildlife and geologic wonders of Yosemite. Includes a second essay, in which Burroughs visits Sagamore Hill.
History

Go West Mr. President

Author: Michael F. Blake

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

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In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt planned a tour of the mid-West and Western states. It was dubbed the “Great Loop Tour,” being careful not to call it a campaign tour, although he intended to seek re-election the following year. Theodore was adamant that his speeches be devoid of any partisan rhetoric, nor would he meet solely with Republican office holders in the various cities and towns he planned to visit. He would happily shake hands with a Democratic mayor or Senator just as he would a Republican. Theodore’s speeches, which he wrote himself, covered subjects of good citizenship, a square deal for every man, a strong navy, and the positive aspects of the recent irrigation bill he signed into law. Then there were his speeches relating to conservation of the land, forests, rivers, and wildlife. Nowhere did these subjects become more important to him than when he visited Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite. While he was still three years away from having the law that would knight him as the “Conservation President,” Theodore was already making his mark on preserving the country’s resources.
History

Theodore Roosevelt, Naturalist in the Arena

Author: Char Miller

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

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Category: History

Page: 258

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Theodore Roosevelt’s scientific curiosity and love of the outdoors proved a defining force throughout his hectic life as a rancher and explorer, police commissioner and governor of New York, vice president and president of the United States. Conservation and natural history were parts of a whole for this driven, charismatic public servant, and Roosevelt approached the natural world with joy and a passionate engagement. Drawing on an array of approaches—biographical, ecological and environmental, literary and political, Theodore Roosevelt, Naturalist in the Arena analyzes this energetic man’s manifold encounters with the great outdoors. George Bird Grinnell, Gifford Pinchot, John Muir, and William Hornaday were among the many conservationists with whom Roosevelt corresponded, collaborated, hiked, and governed—and in turn, inspired. Together, Roosevelt and his contemporaries developed a progressive argument for the conservation of natural resources as a way to construct a more democratic nation-state. This legacy also comes with some troubling domestic and global implications, as Roosevelt fused his call for the conservation of resources—natural and human, domestically and internationally—with a deep-seated conviction that some were more fit than others to control the world and define its future.

Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt

Author: Burroughs John

Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

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Category:

Page: 76

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

The Bully Pulpit

Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

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Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 910

View: 678

Focusing on the broken friendship between Teddy Roosevelt and his chosen successor, William Howard Taft, revisits the Progressive Era during which Roosevelt wielded the Bully Pulpit to challenge and triumph over abusive monopolies, political bosses, and corrupt money brokers only to see it compromised by Taft.
Nature

The Nature Fakers

Author: Ralph H. Lutts

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

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Category: Nature

Page: 255

View: 941

Ultimately, as Ralph Lutts demonstrates in The Nature Fakers, the dialogue resulted in a new standard of accuracy for the responsible nature writer and reflected a new way of thinking about moral responsibilities to wildlife.
Biography & Autobiography

Theodore Roosevelt in the Field

Author: Michael R. Canfield

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 476

View: 182

"Draws extensively on the 26th President's field notebooks, diaries and letters to share insight into how Roosevelt's field expeditions shaped his character and political polices, covering his teen ornithology adventures, Badlands travels and safaris in Africa and South America, "--NoveList.