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Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Signed Manuscript on Hunting For His Famed Book On Outdoor Exploration and Adventure, With a Very Rare Sketch of His Favorite Hunting Rifle A remarkable glimpse into his mind as hunter and gamesman, with his assessment of his favorite hunting rifle, along with a description of the animals he hunted.
1915. Theodore Roosevelt Plus a very rare sketch of what he considered the symbol of hunting and shooting: his rifle and antlers of a moose he himself had shotTheodore Roosevelt loved the outdoor life, and felt the most alive when out in the open air of the wilderness. Born with physical ailments, he saw these as a challenge. His son Kermit tells of TR's trips with his children, in which he would challenge them to get from point A to point B moving only in a straight line, going around nothing, not even a river or mountain, to arrive at the destination. In crucial moments of his life, he sought the solace of the outdoors. When his wife and mother died, he looked to a rancher's life in the West. And when the tumult of politics was over and his second presidential term had passed, he again turned to the outdoors and hunting for reinvigoration. He hunted all over the world, from the old American West to the heart of Africa to Amazonia, looking for large and wild game. On African safari immediately after leaving the White House, he gathered specimens for the Smithsonian. In 1913, after his failed 1912 bid for the Presidency at the head of the Progressive Party ticket, Roosevelt again looked to outdoor exploration, a trip into one of the least hospitable, least known regions of the world - the heart of the Amazon. In each of these places, he took his trusty Springfield Rifle, which he had acquired as President in 1904 and which was delivered to him at the White House.This rifle traveled with him across the Old West, on safari in Africa, and down the Amazon RiverIn 1916, R … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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