This regiment was a combination of Indians, cowboys, and Ivy League athletes and aristocratic sportsmen, 1250 men in all from all over the United States. Roosevelt recounts the ragtag group of Rough Riders he assembles in the Southwest, the journey they take to Tampa and then Cuba, and the violent battles that encounter resulting in a loss of a fourth of his men. Corners of covers have slight wear. There is also another side to that stereotype: a man whose simple perspective of right and wrong minimizes minorities and significant perspectives just because they don't fit into that simple world view. They returned fire toward the Spanish positions, but ineffectively.
The book wraps up nearly every loose end in the series. I like Teddy, but I also respect him, so I'd bet the truth of the matter was somewhere in the middle. I found myself identifying with his perspective in some ways, but unable to really embrace it. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket. All these inequities are subsumed in the reality that these men of the Rough Riders lived and fought side by side in appalling conditions: fought, were wounded, and died with equal respect for bravery and perseverance, and with equal understanding that some men broke under the pressure and stress of the circumstances. The books in the Modern Library War series have been chosen by series editor Caleb Carr according to the significance of their subject matter, their contribution to the field of military history, and their literary merit. Through persistence and energy, Roosevelt and his 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry managed to work their way to the point of the spear during the Spanish—American War in Cuba and engaged in the Battle of Las Guasimas, the Battle of San Juan Hill, and the seige of Siege of Santiago.
Roosevelt writes in a rollicking style and speeds through the narrative like a locomotive. Teddy gives credit where credit is due, he downplays his own heroism, and, already regarded for his utmost honesty, gives an accurate account of the Battles of Las Gu Written from a loose frame of notes and from memory- a photographic memory at that- this book, written by Theodore Roosevelt, is phenomenal. Tim McCoy To Active Army Duty. The 1st New Mexico Cavalry entered Federal service as the 2nd Squadron, 1st U. The logistics of the Cuban campaign were terrible.
These were brand new machines, and it had taken a significant amount of work by Parker to make sure that they were included in the army which being sent to Cuba. I've always admired the Rough Riders, and after reading this book, my esteem increased even more. When the Americans had signalled to him to cease firing he had immediately begun moving his guns toward the summit of the larger hill, and now one Gatling Gun which was in range of the Spanish counter-attack and opened fire. For book written more than 100 years ago, it's very readable. He became the youngest President in United States history at the age of 42. My father-in-law was a calvary Colonel who commanded both tanks and helicopters. Roosevelt describes the thinking behind and process for gathering men from many walks of life - Harvard, Yale, and Princeton men, black, white, and American Indian, upper, middle, and lower class men - to fight in the Spanish-American War, the results of which loom large even today.
His report is very detailed. Roosevelt narrates the whole affair in a way that resembles play-by-play in a football game. The gallant heritage of the 2nd Squadron of the Rough Riders is perpetuated by the 200th Air Defense Artillery, New Mexico Army National Guard. There's not much jargon if you're somewhat familiar with the military and outdoors. When I wrote book reviews of Roosevelt's Through the Brazilian Wilderness and Candice Millard's chronicle The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey, two accounts of the same event, one personal and the other scholarly, I discovered Roosevelt's penchant for baldly stating a difficult circumstance in his account--and then when reading Millard's account, discovering the great amount of detail that was left out by Roosevelt because he felt it would be too close to the emotional bone and might have been construed as whining or complaining.
We have other books in this wonderful series in stock. Teddy has nothing but praise for the many soldiers sent to fight that war. Slightly sunned spine, light wear to wrap edges. Over the course of the summer, Roosev In 1898, as the Spanish-American War was escalating, Theodore Roosevelt assembled an improbable regiment of Ivy Leaguers, cowboys, Native Americans, African-Americans, and Western Territory land speculators. Fascinating first hand account of the Rough Riders exploits in Cuba.
He speaks highly of his men and tells how the Spanish has technological advantage because they used smokeless powder so it was hard to tell where they were shooting from, while the U. There is also another side to that stereotype: a man whose simple perspective of right and wrong minimizes minorities and significant perspectives just because they don't fit into that simple world view. This small lovely edtion by the Lakeside Press is Roosevelt's personal account of the 137 days it took to win this war. The Rough Riders were officially known as the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment. That tune, which was also played over the opening film titles, was written by Edward J.
I cannot recall where this book was recommended to me. But these flaws are simple absences. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing etc. Don't listen the book as historical work, but rather as a bridge between you and the President. Three regiments were raised, but only the 1st actually went to Cuba and fought. He was hellb Man oh man, how to rate Teddy Roosevelt? History buffs will love it, but if you like a good read, it's enjoyable for everyone.
First, Roosevelt's approach to war was extremely interesting. Roosevelt took charge of the situation. The Rough Riders, of course, tells about his charge up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War which publicity accelerated his political career. My favorite parts were the very beginning and end, though, where he introduces us to the various men of the regiment, giving us their background stories, and then closes out with what some of them did after the war was over. All three regiments were steadily losing men, and they were becoming restive and eager for the order to attack.
It was during the Battle of San Juan Hill, on July 1, that the Rough Riders, under the command of Lt. Admittedly, these were very different times. Ranked among his significant writings, President Theodore Roosevelt 1858-1919 dedicated the original issue to the Rough Riders and to the regular regiments who joined to form the Calvalry Division at Santiago. So it was very much an adventure, something to be celebrated in his mind. Secure binding with no markings to text. Some, certainly, served in the military prior to their political careers.