Theodore Roosevelt proved that a political figure could also excel in military matters and literary endeavors. This work covers a most interesting list of heroes in American history, from Daniel Boone and George Rogers Clark through various Revolutionary War participants, to activities during the Civil War. Daniel Boone will always occupy a unique place in our history as the archetype of the hunter and wilderness wanderer. He was a true pioneer, and stood at the head of that class of Indian-fighters, game-hunters, forest-fellers, and backwoods farmers who, generation after generation, pushed westward the border of civilization from the Alleghenies to the Pacific. As he himself said, he was "an instrument ordained of God to settle the wilderness.” Roosevelt was our 26th President and Lodge was a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, as well as Majority Leader. Good friends, Roosevelt’s wife suggested they write a book about their favorite Americans and moments in history. The result is this (audio) book of twenty-six stories that also provide some moral and practical lessons.
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"Read this with my children. Stories are broken into 4 parts, a couple pages each. I read one over breakfast every morning. The stories are absolutely inspiring and life changing. Great for building moral character in my children and myself. We are still reading a subsequent volume."
Jenni (5 out of 5 stars)
About the Authors
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) was the twenty-sixth president of the United States. He is noted for his exuberant personality, range of interests and achievements, leadership of the Progressive movement, and “cowboy” image. He was a leader of the Republican Party and founder of the short-lived Progressive Party of 1912. Before becoming president, he held offices at the municipal, state, and federal level of government. Roosevelt’s achievements as a naturalist, explorer, hunter, author, and soldier are as much a part of his fame as any office he held as a politician.
Henry Cabot Lodge (1850–1924) was a Republican senator and historian from Massachusetts. He is best known for his positions on foreign policy, especially his battle with President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 over the Treaty of Versailles. He graduated from Harvard College and was the first student to graduate Harvard University with a PhD in political science. Lodge was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1878 and served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1880–1881; he also represented his home state in the United States House of Representatives from 1887–1893 and in the Senate from 1893–1924. He is the author of a number of historical works, including Alexander Hamilton, Hero Tales from American History, Theodore Roosevelt, and many others.
About Maurice England
Maurice England moved to the Chicago area in the fall of 2006, after a twelve year run
as a long-haul trucker, to continue the cultivation of his lifelong interest in
the expressive arts and oral interpretation. A veteran audiophile, Maurice
listened to well over one thousand audiobooks while on the road and fell in love with
the genre. From his past experience in broadcasting, community theater, music
performance, and ministry he saw narrating as a means to merge his love for
books, ideas, learning, and spiritual evolution with his interest in artistic
expression. While his narration experience has primarily been nonfiction,
personal development, and spiritual-growth titles, Maurice anticipates using
his authentically warm and folksy southern style to entertain and inspire
through storytelling. Inspired most by the behind-the-scenes artists who
engineer, direct, edit, and master the audiobook productions we hear, Maurice
has become an absorbed student and participant in the process.