Theodore Roosevelt-"The Rough Riders"-1904-Review Of Review Co-5" X 7 1/2"-
336 pages-Hardcover Book-With Photo-Signed By Author.................THIS BOOK--HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT WITH A FOUNTAIN PEN IN BLACK TO A SMARTLY MOUNTED SIGNATURE SLIP ON THE TITLE PAGE OF THE BOOK. THE SIGNATURE SLIP MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 1" X 3"..........................Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (October 27, 1858 – January 6, 1919), often referred to as Teddy or his initials T. R., was an American statesman, conservationist, naturalist, historian, and writer, who served as the 26th president of the United States from 1901 to 1909. He previously served as 33rd governor of New York from 1899 to 1900 and the 25th vice president of the United States from March to September 1901. Roosevelt emerged as a leader of the Republican Party and became a driving force for anti-trust and Progressive policies. TheRough Riderswas a nickname given to the1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three such regiments raised in 1898 for theSpanish–American Warand the only one to see combat. TheUnited States Armywas small, understaffed, and disorganized in comparison to its status during theAmerican Civil Warroughly thirty years prior. Following the sinking ofUSS Maine, PresidentWilliam McKinleyneeded to muster a strong ground force swiftly, which he did by calling for 125,000 volunteers to assist in the war. The U.S. had gone to war in opposition to Spanish colonial policies in Cuba, which was then torn by a rebellion.The regiment was also nicknamed"Wood's Weary Walkers"for its first commander,ColonelLeonard Wood. This reflected their dissatisfaction that despite being cavalry, they ended up fighting in Cuba asinfantry, since their horses were not sent there with them. Wood's second in command was formerAssistant Secretary of the NavyTheodore Roosevelt, a strong advocate for theCuban War of Independence. When Wood was promoted to become commander of the 2nd Cavalry Brigade, the regiment became known as "Roosevelt's Rough Riders." That term was borrowed fromBuffalo Bill, who calledhis traveling Western show"Buffalo Bill's Wild West and Congress of Rough Riders of the World.".................THIS BOOK--HAS BEEN SIGNED BY THEODORE ROOSEVELT WITH A FOUNTAIN PEN IN BLACK TO A SMARTLY MOUNTED SIGNATURE SLIP ON THE TITLE PAGE OF THE BOOK. THE SIGNATURE SLIP MEASURES APPROXIMATELY 1" X 3"..........................BOTH BOOK AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION.