Rough Riders; Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill. Mark Lee Gardner.

Rough Riders; Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

HarperCollins, 2016. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. Hardcover. First edition. 336 pages, with index. Illustrated with black and white photographs. In February, 1898, the USS Maine exploded in Havana harbor, triggering a war between the United States and Spain. Congress authroized President Mckinley to raise a volunteer force to draive the Spanish out of Cuba (the U.S. did not maintain a large permanent military in those days). Among these volunteers rose the legendary Rough Riders, a regiment of mounted soldiers recruited both from the western territories as well as Ivy Laeguers and clubmen, friends of their leader Theodore Roosevelt. The author here uses previously unknown primary accounts---private letters, diaries---as well as newspaper reports from public and private archives from the across the west as well as from gthe Northeast, to breathe fresh life into the ough Riders and pay tribute to their daring feast and their indomitable leader. Also explored is the lesser known aspect of the Rough Riders' relationship with the African American Buffalo Soldiers, with whom they fought side by side at San Juan Hill. Fine / fine. Item #E25356
ISBN: 9780062312082

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