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The Lion's Pride: Theodore Roosevelt and His Family in Peace and War

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In The Lion's Pride, Edward J. Renehan, Jr. vividly portrays the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt both embodied and bequeathed to his children and the tragic fulfillment of that legacy on the battlefields of World War I.

Drawing upon a wealth of previously unavailable materials, including letters and unpublished memoirs, The Lion's Pride takes us inside what is surely the most extraordinary family ever to occupy the White House. Theodore Roosevelt believed deeply that those who had been blessed with wealth, influence, and education were duty bound to lead, even--perhaps especially--if it meant risking their lives to preserve the ideals of democratic civilization. Teddy put his principles, and his life, to the test in the Spanish American war, and raised his children to believe they could do no less. When America finally entered the "European conflict" in 1917, all four of his sons eagerly enlisted and used their influence not to avoid the front lines but to get there as quickly as possible. Their heroism in France and the Middle East matched their father's at San Juan Hill. All performed with selfless--some said heedless--courage: Two of the boys, Archie and Ted, Jr., were seriously wounded, and Quentin, the youngest, was killed in a dogfight with seven German planes. Thus, the war that Teddy had lobbied for so furiously brought home a grief that broke his heart. He was buried a few months after his youngest child.

Filled with the voices of the entire Roosevelt family, The Lion's Pride gives us the most intimate and moving portrait ever published of the fierce bond between Teddy Roosevelt and his remarkable children.

Synopsis:

This book vividly portrays the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt both embodied and bequeathed to his children--and the tragic fulfillment of that legacy on the battlefields of World War I. 36 illustrations.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-271) and index.

About the Author

Edward J. Renehan, Jr., is the author of The Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown and John Burroughs: An American Naturalist. He lives in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195127195
Author:
Renehan, Edward J., Jr.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Renehan, Edward J., Jr.
Author:
null, Edward J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
United States - 19th Century/Turn of the Century
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
History, American | 1900-1945
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore
Subject:
Roosevelt, Theodore - Family
Subject:
US History-19th Century
Subject:
US History - 20th Century
Copyright:
Publication Date:
19981031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 halftones
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.1 x 1.2 in 1.3 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This book vividly portrays the grand idealism, heroic bravery, and reckless abandon that Theodore Roosevelt both embodied and bequeathed to his children--and the tragic fulfillment of that legacy on the battlefields of World War I. 36 illustrations.

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