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The Attempted Assassination of ex-President Theodore Roosevelt

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 48,973 / 146 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,083
Added to site: 2007.05.01
mnybks.net#: 16741
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: History

At 8:10 o'clock on the night of Oct. 14, 1912, a shot was fired the echo of which swept around the entire world in thirty minutes.An insane man attempted to end the life of the only living ex-president of the United States and the best known American.

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was colonel of my regiment. I always felt that a private was to be excused for feeling at times some pangs of anxiety about his personal safety, but I cannot understand a man fit to be a colonel who can pay any heed to his personal safety when he is occupied, as he ought to be occupied, with the absorbing desire to do his duty.

"I am in this cause with my whole heart and soul; I believe in the Progressive movement--a movement for the betterment of mankind, a movement for making life a little easier for all our people, a movement to try to take the burdens off the man and especially the woman in this country who is most oppressed.

"I am absorbed in the success of that movement. I feel uncommonly proud in belonging to that movement.

"Friends, I ask you now this evening to accept what I am saying as absolute truth when I tell you I am not thinking of my own success, I am not thinking of my own life or of anything connected with me personally."

The disabling of Col. Roosevelt at this

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