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Roosevelt, Theodore
Roosevelt vs. Newett; A Transcript of the Testimony Taken and Depositions Read At Marquette, Mich
n. p.: Privately Printed by W. Emlen Roosevelt, 1914. First Edition. Publishers black cloth with titling stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. Near Fine/not issued. 6" x 9", 8 vo., pp. 7 - 362, being a faithful transcription of testimony given in the libel trial against Theodore Roosevelt by editor of the Iron Ore newspaper in Ishpeming, MI, George Newett. Bumped corners and top / bottom of spine, otherwise a very clean, tight copy of this rare book. It is believed to have been printed in a run of less than 100 copies printed.On May 26, 1913, a trial started in Marquette, Michigan. Theodore Roosevelt had sued the editor of the Iron Ore newspaper, George Newett, for libel. Accusations of drunkenness had followed Roosevelt throughout the 1912 presidential campaign, rumors which were reprinted and discussed in both Republican and Democratic newspapers. Finally, Roosevelt lost patience and initiated legal consequence.<br/><br/>When Roosevelt arrived in Marquette for the trial, he was buoyed by the support he received at the train station. He also had the pleasure of watching Newett's defense go up in smoke quickly once the trial began. Roosevelt had an impressive array of men come and vouch that he was not a drunkard. The witnesses included Gifford Pinchot, Robert Bacon, Jacob Riis, and Admiral George Dewey. Newett's star witness, a journalist who had sworn he'd seen Roosevelt drunk, was forced to flee the country because of grand larceny charges before the start of the trial.<br/><br/>In the end, Newett read a statement of retraction in court and Roosevelt waived damag … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Montgomery Rare Books & Manuscripts [United States]
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