By Theodore Roosevelt,Edward P. Kohn
A such a lot wonderful Ride offers the entire diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. protecting the youth of his existence, Roosevelt’s entries exhibit the transformation of a sickly and solitary Harvard freshman right into a convinced and more and more powerful younger grownup. He writes approximately his grief over the untimely demise of his father, his courtship and marriage to his first spouse, Alice Hathaway Lee, and later the demise of Alice and his mom at the comparable day. The diaries chronicle his burgeoning political occupation in ny urban and his election to the recent York country meeting. along with his descriptions of balls, dinner events, and nights on the opera, they give a glimpse into existence one of the Gilded Age elite in Boston and ny. additionally they recount Roosevelt’s first birding and searching journeys to the Adirondacks, the Maine woods, and the yankee West. finishing with Roosevelt’s mystery engagement to his moment spouse, Edith Kermit Carow, A such a lot wonderful Ride offers an intimate inspect the lifetime of the fellow who may turn into America’s twenty-sixth president.
Brought jointly for the 1st time in one quantity, the diaries were meticulously transcribed, annotated, and brought via Edward P. Kohn. Twenty-four black-and-white images also are included.
Edward P. Kohn is Assistant Professor of background and Chair of the dep. of yank tradition and Literature at Bilkent collage in Turkey. Kohn has written generally on Theodore Roosevelt, and his prior books contain Heir to the Empire urban: ny and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt and Hot Time within the outdated city: the good warmth Wave of 1896 and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt.
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A Most Glorious Ride: The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 1877-1886 by Theodore Roosevelt,Edward P. Kohn