Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands

Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands On February when Roosevelt was building a career as New York State s most promising young politician his wife gave birth to their first child Alice Two days later both his wife and his moth

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  • Title: Theodore Roosevelt in the Badlands
  • Author: Roger L. Di Silvestro
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • On February 12, 1884 when Roosevelt was building a career as New York State s most promising young politician his wife gave birth to their first child, Alice Two days later, both his wife and his mother died in the same house on Valentine s Day Grief stricken and driven by doubts about his career after failed attempts as a reformer fighting political corruption RooseOn February 12, 1884 when Roosevelt was building a career as New York State s most promising young politician his wife gave birth to their first child, Alice Two days later, both his wife and his mother died in the same house on Valentine s Day Grief stricken and driven by doubts about his career after failed attempts as a reformer fighting political corruption Roosevelt left Alice in his sister s care and went to live on a Badlands ranch he had bought a year earlier He spent much of the next three years working alongside his ranch managers and hired hands He grew to love and respect frontier life and to find in the West both physical health and emotional stamina.His transformation from a young, Harvard educated New York politician to a working rancher in the mid to late 1880s coincided with the end of the Old West, a turning point in the cattle industry, and major changes in America s attitudes toward wildlife and wild places Drawing on Roosevelt s own accounts and on diverse archives, Roger Di Silvestro tells the exciting story of how Roosevelt s spirit and political dynamism were forged during roundups, bronco busting, fist fights, grizzly bear hunts, and encounters with horse thieves, hostile Indians, and vigilante justice In the dramatic life of Theodore Roosevelt, few adventures exceed those that he found in the Badlands.

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    1. I rarely write reviews, but for this one I had to. This is absolutely my favorite book about Theodore Roosevelt - and I've read a few. While others chronicle his childhood illness, political career, and the personal tragedy of losing his wife and mother on the same day in the same house, they barely touch on his adventures in the west and the . This book focuses on his time Out West as a rancher, a cowboy, a conservationist, and - first and foremost - as a hunter. I've read a lot about his stron [...]

    2. From my review originally posted in AND MagazineOne of the things that I'm frequently asked by people who aren't fans of history or non-fiction is, "How can you read ten books about the same person or the same event?".  They can't understand it because, after all, I know what's going to happen -- the story doesn't change.  That's true.  For the most part, the facts don't change, but the storyteller is different and that makes the difference.  Depending on the author, the characters are intro [...]

    3. A straight-forward account of the two years Roosevelt spent in the Dakota territory after the deaths of his wife and mother. Seemed primarily to rely on Roosevelt's own writing. This book needed a more critical perspective on the hypocrisies of the future president, who was preaching about preserving the natural wildlife while simultaneously shooting the last few bison left. The author acknowledges the discrepancy but offers little explanation. I personally think Roosevelt was just an elitist sc [...]

    4. Even though it is nowhere near the level that Edmund Morris achieves in his trilogy, this is nonetheless engaging and thoroughly researched. Fans of tales of Roosevelt's formative years will recognize many of the anecdotes and characters, but DiSilvestro weaves those stories nicely into the broader weft of TR's rise to prominence in the years after the death of his first wife Alice, an event that left him aimless and sickly. Always an advocate of 'the strenuous life', TR took on every challenge [...]

    5. A fun, quick read about Teddy Roosevelt's time and love of the Badlands and the West. I did not feel like there was very much new here that I did not know from pervious TR books, but I did enjoy the writing style and the fair way that the author treated Roosevelt. It is difficult to blend TR's love of nature and conservation work with his seeming bloodlust for hunting, but the author presented both sides and included comments when appropriate. A good read for fans of Teddy.

    6. A rather narrowly focused biography of Teddy Roosevelt's time in the Badlands, though the author does try to link these formative experiences with his later presidency and conservation efforts. Unfortunately, I found it rather dry at times. Still, quite informative on its narrow topic.

    7. This biography was shorter than I anticipated which bummed me out. While I wish the author had put forth more of a thesis on Roosevelt's seemingly hypocritical qualities (pertaining to hunting especially) like other reviewers, it's not the role of the biographer to judge and even a seemingly impartial narrative is imbued w its authors subjectivity as the reader I must formulate my own opinions based off what Di Silvestro chose or chose not to include. Still haven't entirely made up my mind on Te [...]

    8. Teddy Roosevelt was not your typical president, or son of an aristocratic family. His love of the Badlands and the story Roger Di Silvestro tells shows this clearly. My, or I should say our - my wife also read it - enjoyment comes because we had visited this area and hiked to the area he lived. We also spend time in Maine and know about his long friendship with Bill Sewall, a Maine hunting guide who became Roosevelt's ranch foreman in the Badlands. For us, this book brings life to this remarkabl [...]

    9. I really enjoyed this look into Teddy's time in the Badlands. The book provided sufficient starting information for those who are unfamiliar with Teddy's childhood and had a good wrap up in the end about how his time in the badlands influenced his political career, as well as a quick what happened to all the major people. I thought the author did a good job of providing all the information in a non-judgmental manner, allowing the reader to make their own conclusions.

    10. This is another piece in the puzzle that was Theodore Roosevelt. I am fascinated by the man because of his wide-ranging interests and personality. He sounds like the kind of guy who would be interesting to know, but difficult to live with.This book deals primarily with his relationship to his ranches in South Dakota, which he retreated to following the deaths of his first wife and mother, and the effects that the frontier experiences had on his later life.

    11. Good, solid, highly readable history. I am not a hunter so it is hard for me to reconcile Roosevelt's passion and enthusiasm for trophy hunting with his obvious appreciation of wildlife and the natural environment. But I really enjoyed the book and reading more about this period of Roosevelt's life.

    12. Deeeelightful!! You could put TR anywhere and it would be exciting, but his time in the Badlands is absolutely the best!

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