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"There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle in hand, or winding my way among the barren, fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so-called Bad Lands." (Theodore Roosevelt)
He was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn't until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president. "I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota," Roosevelt later wrote. It was in the "grim fairyland" of the Bad Lands that Roosevelt became acquainted with the ways of cowboys, Native Americans, trappers, thieves, and wild creatures - and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested.
In Forging a President, author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt's own reflections to immerse listeners in the formative seasons that America's 26th president spent in "the broken country" of the Wild West.
©2017 William Hazelgrove (P)2017 Regnery Publishing
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3 out of 5 stars
By yanks45a1 on 05-25-18

Rehash

Have you ever looked through the refrigerator and said that you dont want to "go out" or deal with traffic and/or use up your funds for something as simple as eatting. Well, in this case you have a book that is a collection of other books, often much better, and colorful fluff filling in the rest. It reminds me of Master Chief Jr., where the children place an egg on a plate with garnish and a ring of salad dressing in circle around the egg to "fill in" the plate. The plate looks full, space wise, but not filling when it comes to dinner time.

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