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A Most Glorious Ride

The Diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 1877--1886

2015 INDIES Finalist
Finalist, History (Adult Nonfiction)

What brand of privileged namby-pambiness will we get out of the twenty-something-year-old Theodore Roosevelt’s diary, he of Harvard and Columbia and the just-another-night-at-the-ball trappings of great family wealth? Here’s a taste:

In morning took a four hour tramp in moccasins (I wear them because they make no noise); shot a spike black tail buck at forty yards through the shoulders. In afternoon M. & I went out on foot through the woods; found a grizzly bear track in a dense forest; followed the trail noiselessly up, and found him in his bed; I shot him through the brain at 25 feet distance.

Reviewed by Matt Sutherland

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