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Theodore Roosevelt Jr.: An Autobiography

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Theodore Roosevelt Jr. (1858 - 1919) Even as his body begins to wither under the soil of a country he held in the highest regard, his legacy will not be buried with him. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. was born on October 27 in the crisp autumn of 1858 to southern bell Martha Bulloch and American businessman and patron Theodore Roosevelt Sr. As a young boy, Roosevelt suffered from bronchial asthma causing him to be sickly and frail, both uncharacteristic of his adult persona. However, the childhood illness would not curb his curiosity nor determination, which in later years would take him to Harvard University, the battlefields of the Spanish-American War and the White House. Roosevelt, at the ripe age of twenty- four began his political career, seeking…show more content…
Notably, Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his successful efforts brokering the end of the Russo-Japanese War. Beyond his political career, Roosevelt was a remarkable author, publishing eighteen books during his lifetime (such as The Naval War of 1812, Theodore Roosevelt: An Autobiography, and The winning of the West) and countless articles. Roosevelt also had a family which he loved dearly; his accomplishments as a politician and soldier could never compare the joy he’d known as a father of six, husband and son. Roosevelt life as a whole was one of honor and success, however there is one aspect of the man that I find the most commendable, his treatment of man, “There are good men and bad men of all nationalities, creeds and colors; and if this world of ours is ever to become what we hope some day it may become, it must be by the general recognition that the man's heart and soul, the man's worth and actions, determine his standing.” The prior words from the dead man himself are ones of beauty and a future I can only hope for, where mankind can see the superiority of judging the worth of another by their morals and
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