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Author: Theodore Roosevelt & Anthony Brandt
Publisher: BANTAM (BDD)/RANDOM HOUSE, Apr 2005
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-7922-9346-0

The wide-ranging adventures of outdoorseman, naturalist, & U.S. President Roosevelt are collected for the first time in this boisterous anthology of African safaris, ranch life in the American West, & a peril-filled trip down Brazil?s legendary River of Doubt. 6x9 inches, 400 pgs.

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What do you get when you combine an obsessive reader and writer, a ?wild and woolly? adventurer, an astute naturalist, and an ironclad political will? The answer: Teddy Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States. Now, for the first time, National Geographic Adventure Classics Series editor Anthony Brandt focuses on Roosevelt?s robust and adventurous spirit, and greats readers to an engaging assortment of Roosevelt?s far-flung adventures across the American West, Africa, and South America.

Drawn from Roosevelt?s numerous journals, letters, articles, books, and his autobiography, The Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt is a chronicle of the president?s adventurous life in his own words. In addition to passages from Roosevelt?s well0loved books, such as The Rough Riders and Through the Brazilian Wilderness, the anthology also includes little-known excerpts from all areas of Roosevelt?s life?his ill health in early years; his grieving over the deaths of his wife and mother; his charge at the battle of San Juan; his hunting and traveling; and his conservation efforts as president. Woven together in this exciting narrative, the selections form a complete chronological account of Roosevelt?s lifetime of adventure.

Beautifully enhanced by photographs and maps, The Adventures of Theodore Roosevelt is an unforgettable volume which best presents the unconquerable spirit of one of America?s most fascinating figures of past or present.

Theodore Roosevelt
, the 26th President of the United States, was a vocal advocate for a life of ?strenuous endeavor.? He wrote nearly a dozen books about his adventures around the globe.

Anthony Brandt is an expert in the literature of adventure and is book editor for the National Geographic Adventure magazine. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

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