Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

27 Oct

Happy birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!

On October 27, 1858, Theodore Roosevelt was born right here in New York City.  I had the opportunity to visit his birth home a few years ago and write the introduction to his classic book Hunting the Grisly and Other Stories, published by the Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading.

I am opposed to hunting for sport, and in my introduction I highlight the fact that although Roosevelt was a hunter he was also a conservationist who set up fifty-one wildlife refuges.

Roosevelt’s Hunting the Grisly is available for purchase in both paperback and ebook format.


4 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Teddy Roosevelt!”

  1. Queen October 27, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    Enjoyed the book!!!

  2. Linda October 27, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    I also read the book .. and did a report on Teddy way back in the 60’s when I was in middle school. His life, like the lives of all of those born in Teddy’s “simpler times” seems somehow more real than the way life feels today. If you took away all the material abundance and technology we’ve added since his time, I think we’d all be even more in awe of those olden days and the people that lived them.

    • James November 6, 2011 at 10:27 am #

      “Material abundance and technology” that will make today’s Greeks and many American’s pine for days past but very few had the where with all to have even tasted material abundance and once tasted one wants more. . . many coming up today have less hope for a brighter future than a generation ago. Roosevelt was a benevolent elitist, a macho conservationist – a mixture of values of our unsustainable imperialist past. Thanks for provoking us Stephanie and Linda.


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