Forging a president: how the wild West created Teddy Roosevelt

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"There are few sensations I prefer to that of galloping over these rolling limitless prairies, with rifle in hand, or winding my way among the barren, fantastic and grimly picturesque deserts of the so-called Bad Lands." —Theodore RooseveltHe was born a city boy in Manhattan; but it wasn't until he lived as a cattle rancher and deputy sheriff in the wild country of the Dakota Territory that Theodore Roosevelt became the man who would be president. "I have always said I would not have been president had it not been for my experience in North Dakota," Roosevelt later wrote. It was in the "grim fairyland" of the Bad Lands that Roosevelt became acquainted with the ways of cowboys, Native Americans, trappers, thieves, and wild creatures--and it was there that his spirit was forged and tested.In Forging a President, author William Hazelgrove uses Roosevelt's own reflections to immerse readers in the formative seasons that America's twenty-sixth president spent in "the broken country" of the Wild West.
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subject_facet Badlands (N.D.) -- Biography, Frontier and pioneer life -- North Dakota -- Badlands, Presidents -- United States -- Biography, Ranch life -- North Dakota -- Badlands -- History -- 19th century, Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919 -- Career in ranching, Roosevelt, Theodore, -- 1858-1919 -- Homes and haunts -- North Dakota -- Badlands
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title_sub how the wild West created Teddy Roosevelt