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Roosevelt, Theodore Jr.
Typed Letter Signed, "Theodore Roosevelt" to Seymour Halpern
New York, 1929. 1p., on personal "Oyster Bay" letterhead. 8vo. The Most Perilous Time in My Life. Reading in part: "I don't know what the most perilous time in my life was, but I suppose it must have been various times during the war. The hunting trip that was the biggest success was the one we have just finished, because on that we got the giant panda, which has never been shot by a white man before. Neither Kermit nor I really enjoy fully exploring or hunting unless we are together. On this last expedition he had to leave two months before the end, and I missed him greatly." The eldest son of President Theodore Roosevelt and First Lady Edith Roosevelt, Theodore "Ted" Roosevelt III, known as Theodore Jr., grew up listening to his father's stories of wars and great battles and the expectations that every man should do his part. After graduating from Harvard Roosevelt launched a successful career in investment banking. At the outbreak of WWI, he volunteered to be one of the first American soldiers to go to France, serving as a battalion commander with the First Division, where he was gassed and wounded at Soissons in 1918. After the war, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Governor of Puerto Rico, and Governor-General of the Philippines. In the 1930s, he reentered the business world becoming Chairman of the Board of American Express and Vice President of Doubleday Books. Despite arthritis brought on from injuries of the previous war, and a serious heart condition that Roosevelt hid from his superiors, he returned to active military duty in WWII and was promoted to … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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