Serge Ricard's A Companion to Theodore Roosevelt PDF

By Serge Ricard

ISBN-10: 144433140X

ISBN-13: 9781444331400

A significant other to Theodore Roosevelt is the 1st accomplished anthology to surround Roosevelt as complete, highlighting either his character and his expert diplomacy.Revitalizes and internationalizes scholarship in this most well-liked and highly-rated American presidentCovers many points of Roosevelt’s character and his guidelines, family and international, to create an entire photo of the manProvides scholarship from each side of the Atlantic, from confirmed Roosevelt specialists,  revered students, and a brand new new release of historiansA new and clean historiographical exploration of Roosevelt’s existence and ideas, political profession and achievements, and his legacies

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After TR was appointed to the Cities Committee, the most important organ for making laws affecting New York City, which did not enjoy “home rule,” he quickly introduced four bills. indd 28 7/8/2011 6:04:30 PM AN INDEPENDENT REPUBLICAN AND URBAN PROGRESSIVE 29 included one to reform the organization of the Board of Aldermen, an un-elected and shadowy body that sat in the pockets of the city bosses, and was able to curb mayoral power. Until the day he stepped down from his Assembly seat three years later, TR would continue to view reforming or abolishing the Board as a key element for reforming New York’s corrupt city government.

TR appeared to accept this “necessary defeat,” and ran a lackluster campaign (Kohn 2006a). He did not attack his opponents, and only spoke to groups of Republicans. TR used his short campaign to discuss the issues dearest to him, and vowed to reform municipal government. Time and again TR, fellow Republican speakers, and the sympathetic New York Times stressed the unity of the party in fielding a single candidate for mayor. The climax of TR’s campaign came on October 27, his twenty-eighth birthday, at a large meeting of Republicans at Cooper Union Hall.

Aside from spending much of his time that summer writing a biography of the legendary expansionist, the late Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, he attended to his growing herds of some 3,500 head. At every opportunity, he struck out, alone, across the broken prairies on horseback with a brace of weapons, in search of deer. indd 22 7/8/2011 6:04:37 PM T H E E D U C AT I O N O F T H E O D O R E R O O S E V E LT 23 the high country of the Northern Rockies. Guided by an irascible mountaineer named John Willis, he ventured into the majestic Bitter Root Range and beyond, to the wilds of the Coeur d’Alene country of northern Idaho.

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