The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

by Michael F. Blake

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Overview

The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt reveals how his time spent in the Western Dakota Territory helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, how it transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as one of the top five Presidents in American history. Unlike other Roosevelt biographies, The Cowboy President details how the land, the people and the Western code of honor had an enormous impact on Theodore and how this experience influenced him in his later years.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493030712
Publisher: TwoDot
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 270,475
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael F. Blake is the author of three books on silent film actor Lon Chaney (which served as the basis for a 2000 documentary for Turner Classic Movies cable channel), and two books on the Western film genre. He has also written several magazine and newspaper articles, as well as made numerous appearances on documentaries. He has worked in the Film and TV industry for the past 38 years as an Emmy-winning makeup artist. Additionally, he spent spent three years researching Theodore Roosevelt’s time in the Dakota Territory, which includes actual hikes and rides over the same land where he rode 132 years ago. Unlike other authors who have written about Roosevelt’s time in the saddle, he has real-world experience in herding cattle and crossing rivers on horseback.

Table of Contents

Preface v

A Young Man in Motion 1

The Badlands 17

The Dude Goes West 39

Hunting the Shaggy Beast 47

The House with a Curse 56

Headin' West 65

Dakota Rancher 80

A Strenuous Life 93

Roundup 103

Deeds, Not Words 115

Chance Meeting 125

A Matter of Justice 132

Entering the Arena 145

Dark Clouds 156

Wishing for a Chinook 168

New Horizons 175

That Damned Cowboy! 197

The Old Lions Autumn 223

A Lasting Memorial 240

The Romance of His Life 251

Acknowledgments 257

Notes 259

Bibliography 283

Index 288

About the Author 296

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Great read, really enjoyed it.