The Man Roosevelt: A Portrait Sketch

The Man Roosevelt: A Portrait Sketch

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The Man Roosevelt: A Portrait Sketch

The Man Roosevelt: A Portrait Sketch

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When I was asked to write a book about Theodore Roosevelt I consented, with the stipulation that it should not be a biography. All I was willing to attempt was an unpretentious portrait sketch of a man as he had revealed himself to me not only under the lights of an exceptionally brilliant public career, but by a long period of pretty close personal contact. The delicacy of such an undertaking I did not realize till several chapters had taken shape and I began to feel misgivings as to my right to put to literary use a knowledge which, though it was legitimately mine, had come to me through an intercourse untrammeled by any thought of type or printer's ink. But I persisted and finished my task, in the hope that a friendship which had survived so many years of storm and stress, such differences of opinion, and so much plain speech on both sides might be trusted to save me from any very grave sins . . .

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