The Man Roosevelt, A Portrait Sketch

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byFrancis Ellington Leupp

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX CONCLUSION Unique feature of Mr. Roosevelt's career--Purpose of this review--The future. In one respect the career of Theodore Roosevelt is almost unique in our modern public life: the American people have watched him grow.i Most of his contemporaries who have become powerful and famous have burst upon the notice of their fellow countrymen within a very short time of the attainment of their highest ambitions. Lincoln had cut but a small figure in Congress before his nomination for President. Grant was earning a precarious livelihood in the back country when called to his first command in the civil war. Cleveland compassed the whole stride from mayor of an interior city to President-elect of the United States in two years. But thousands of citizens in remote quarters of the Union had heard, as long ago as 1883, of that curio in rough-and-tumble politics: the young "dude lawmaker" at Albany whose speeches were verbal cataracts bursting through clenched teeth, who hunted jobbery in termtime and grizzly bears in recess, and who was not too good or nice to hobnob with his colleagues of all classes. They had their interest quickened when they saw this extraordinary youngster of twenty-six heading his State delegation to the Republican national convention at Chicago, to resist in vain the nomination of Blaine for President. They recognized in him the true popular leader when he coined for the Erie Railroad ring and their corrupt coparceners the title, "the wealthy criminal classes." They saw him come to the front in national affairs when as Civil Service Commissioner, the war-club of reform in hand, he dealt blow after blow on the heads of bigger men till he had made them respect the Commission and bow to its authority. They saw him later bring orde...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIX CONCLUSION Unique feature of Mr. Roosevelt's career--Purpose of this review--The future. In one respect the caree...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217091318

ISBN - 13:9780217091312

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