Theodore Roosevelt and His Times: A Chronicle of the Progressive Movement

Theodore Roosevelt and His Times: A Chronicle of the Progressive Movement

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Theodore Roosevelt and His Times: A Chronicle of the Progressive Movement

Theodore Roosevelt and His Times: A Chronicle of the Progressive Movement

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There is a line of Browning's that should stand as epitaph for Theodore Roosevelt: " I was ever a fighter ." That was the essence of the man, that the keynote of his career. He met everything in life with a challenge. If it was righteous, he fought for it; if it was evil, he hurled the full weight of his personality against it. He never capitulated, never sidestepped, never fought foul. He carried the fight to the enemy.

His first fight was for health and bodily vigor. It began at the age of nine. Physically he was a weakling, his thin and ill-developed body racked with asthma. But it was only the physical power that was wanting, never the intellectual or the . . .

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