Encompasses key years and important events in Theodore Roosevelts early life and career. A Most Glorious Ride presents the complete diaries of Theodore Roosevelt from 1877 to 1886. Covering the formative years of his life, Roosevelts entries show the transformation of a sickly and solitary Harvard freshman into a confident and increasingly robust young adult. He writes about his grief over the premature death of his father, his courtship and marriage to his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee, and later the death of Alice and his mother on the same day. The diaries chronicle his burgeoning political career in New York City and his election to the New York State Assembly. With his descriptions of balls, dinner parties, and nights at the opera, they offer a glimpse into life among the Gilded Age elite in Boston and New York. They also recount Roosevelts first birding and hunting trips to the Adirondacks, the Maine woods, and the American West. Ending with Roosevelts secret engagement to his second wife, Edith Kermit Carow, A Most Glorious Ride provides an intimate look into the life of the man who would become Americas twenty-sixth president. Brought together for the first time in a single volume, the diaries have been meticulously transcribed, annotated, and introduced by Edward P. Kohn. Twenty-four black-and-white photographs are also included. Edward P. Kohn has done scholars a great public service by editing the diaries of Theodore Roosevelt, 18771886. This volume is essential reading for anybody interested in the rise of the great Rough Rider. Highly recommended. Douglas Brinkley, author of The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America I thought there was nothing new under the sun to be done on Theodore Roosevelt, given the thousands of books already published, but Edward P. Kohn has discovered, and admirably filled, a major gap in books on the life and times of TR. By bringing these diaries together in one place for the first time and providing expert annotation and footnotes, Kohn makes an extremely valuable contribution to understanding Roosevelt. Paul Grondahl, author of I Rose Like a Rocket: The Political Education of Theodore Roosevelt A Most Glorious Ride is an outstanding addition not only to the scholarship on Roosevelt but also to the study of the Gilded Age, capturing the social norms of the times and offering insights into a long-gone era of family life. Michael Patrick Cullinane, author of Liberty and American Anti-Imperialism: 18981909
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