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Theodore Roosevelt and His Times

a Chronicle of the Progressive Movement

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Author: Harold Howland
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,684 / 175 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 783 3731

This Book was Donated to Project Gutenberg by the James J. Kelly Library of St. Gregory's University.

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l," who worked for two or three years before he made any perceptible progress.

In college Roosevelt kept at boxing practice. Even in those days no antagonist, no matter how much his superior, ever made him "quit." In his ranching days, that training with his fists stood him in good stead. Those were still primitive days out in the Dakotas, though now, as Roosevelt has said, that land of the West has "'gone, gone with the lost Atlantis,' gone to the isle of ghosts and of strange dead memories." A man needed to be able to take care of himself in that Wild West then. Roosevelt had many stirring experiences but only one that he called "serious trouble."

He was out after lost horses and came to a primitive little hotel, consisting of a bar-room, a dining-room, a lean-to kitchen, and above a loft with fifteen or twenty beds in it. When he entered the bar-room late in the evening--it was a cold night and there was nowhere else to go--a would-be "bad man," with a cocked revolver in each hand, was striding up an



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