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Theodore Roosevelt, An Intimate Biography, William Thayer, 1st Ed., 1919, Illustrated


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Theodore Roosevelt: An Intimate Biography

by William Roscoe Thayer

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Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co., New York

Copyright: 1919

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"I knew him for forty years, but I never followed his political leadership. Our political differences, however, never lessened our personal friendship. I count it fortunate for me that during the last ten years of his life, I was thrown more with Roosevelt than during all the earlier period; and so I was able to observe him, to know his motives, and to study his character during the chief crises of his later career, when what he thought and did became an integral part of the development of the United States. After the outbreak of the World War, in 1914, he and I thought alike, and if I mistake not, this closing phase of his life will come more and more to be revered by his countrymen as an example of the highest patriotism and courage. Regardless of popular lukewarmness at the start, and of persistent official thwarting throughout, he roused the conscience of the nation to a sense of its duty and of its honor. What gratitude can repay one who rouses the conscience of a nation? Roosevelt sacrificed his life for patriotism as surely as if he had died leading a charge in the Battle of the Marne."

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CONDITION: This book is in good condition. First Edition. Half leather. Elegant binding with of blue cloth with green tooled leather. Leather shows some wear along hinges. Spine is darkened. Bright gilt titles on spine and elegant gold rules. Corners and edges are worn. Deckled pages. Top edge gilt somewhat faded. Book boasts a beautiful frontispiece with Roosevelt's portrait and signature. Tissue guard intact. Interior is pristine, set on very high quality paper stock. Prelims, and end papers are all attached. Interior hinges are strong. Binding is square. Illustrated with black and white plates.

474 pages, 6" x 8.5"
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