The Rough Riders. Theodore Roosevelt.
The Rough Riders.
The Rough Riders.

The Rough Riders.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1899. First edition. Hardcover. 22 x 14.5 cm. Octavo. xi298pp. First edition with 1899 on title and copyright page and no additional printings noted. 42 illustrations and photographs including frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Bound in brown boards with gilt lettering and medalian embossed stamp to front cover. Gilt top foredge. Some chipping to the edges of page ix not effecting text. Sunning to the spine. Previous owner's name on front fixed endpaper. Small stain to bottom of front cover. Scarce work as a first edition. Future president Roosevelt resigned his position as Assistant Secretary of the Navy in 1898 in order to join, command and recruit the Rough Riders for the Spanish-American War. The Rough Riders, as the First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry under his command were christened, were recruited mostly from the west of the United States and territories and included Native Americans. "In all the world there could be no better material for soldiers than that afforded by these grim hunters of the mountains, these wild rough riders of the plains." (page 15). Roosevelt would lead them through Cuba in the Spanish-American war. He led from the front and helped capture Kettle Hill under heavy enemy fire. His valor in the war and this account of it helped buoy the popularity of this already famous politician and author. This work details Roosevelt's account of the conflict. Very Good. Item #60817

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