Rough Riders by Mark Lee Gardner audiobook

Rough Riders: Theordore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

By Mark Lee Gardner
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9.68 Hours 05/10/2016 Unabridged
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THE AWARD-WINNING, NEW DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND THE ROUGH RIDERS "Thrilling. ... A CLASSIC." —True West WINNER: Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award; New Mexico-Arizona Book Award; and Colorado Book Award The now-legendary Rough Riders were a volunteer regiment recruited in 1898 to help drive the Spaniards out of Cuba. Drawn from America’s southwestern territories and led by the irrepressible Theodore Roosevelt, these men included not only cowboys and other Westerners, but also several Ivy Leaguers and clubmen, many of them friends of “TR.” Roosevelt and his men quickly came to symbolize American ruggedness, daring, and individualism. He led them to victory in the famed Battle of San Juan Hill, which made TR a national hero and cemented the Rough Riders’ iconic place in history. Now Mark Lee Gardner synthesizes previously unknown primary accounts—private letters, diaries, and period newspaper reports from public and private archives across the country—to breathe fresh life into the Rough Riders and pay tribute to their daring feats and indomitable leader.

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THE AWARD-WINNING, NEW DEFINITIVE HISTORY OF TEDDY ROOSEVELT AND THE ROUGH RIDERS

"Thrilling. ... A CLASSIC." True West

WINNER: Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award; New Mexico-Arizona Book Award; and Colorado Book Award

The now-legendary Rough Riders were a volunteer regiment recruited in 1898 to help drive the Spaniards out of Cuba. Drawn from America’s southwestern territories and led by the irrepressible Theodore Roosevelt, these men included not only cowboys and other Westerners, but also several Ivy Leaguers and clubmen, many of them friends of “TR.” Roosevelt and his men quickly came to symbolize American ruggedness, daring, and individualism. He led them to victory in the famed Battle of San Juan Hill, which made TR a national hero and cemented the Rough Riders’ iconic place in history.

Now Mark Lee Gardner synthesizes previously unknown primary accounts—private letters, diaries, and period newspaper reports from public and private archives across the country—to breathe fresh life into the Rough Riders and pay tribute to their daring feats and indomitable leader.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Few episodes from our past have done more to capture, and shape, central themes of the American character (real and imagined) than Teddy Roosevelt’s exploits with the Rough Riders. In Mark Gardner’s expert hands, a great American foundation story has been brought to vivid life.” Hampton Sides, New York Times bestselling author
“Quoting from dispatches, newspapers, and other primary sources, Gardner delivers rousing blow-by-blow accounts of the various battles and showcases Roosevelt’s hypermasculine panache, along with his scrappy troopers’ eagerness for a ‘bully fight’ in what Roosevelt’s friend John Hay called a ‘splendid little war.’ Like many Roosevelt biographers, the author lionizes the Rough Riders, highlighting Teddy’s single-handed rush on Spanish positions and sharing stories of this boisterous, merry band of brothers…It is sure to please fans of war stories, adventure yarns, and Theodore Roosevelt.” Library Journal
“One of the ‘iconic moments in American history’ is scrutinized in heroic detail…Numerous quotes from letters, journals, and memoirs bring this adventurous story to life. There are many books about this event, including Roosevelt’s own. Gardner’s short-paragraphed, fast-paced, and thoroughly researched addition will appeal to teens as well…[This is] a rousing and robust story about the immortal charge and the significant role played in the war by Theodore Roosevelt.” Kirkus Reviews
“As Hollywood’s resident expert on Theodore Roosevelt, I found Mark Lee Gardner’s Rough Riders to be a finely-honed and fresh look at this country’s only ‘cowboy’ regiment to ever see combat.” John Milius, coscreenwriter of Apocalypse Now and director of Rough Riders (1997 TV film)

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Lee Gardner

Author Bio: Mark Lee Gardner

Mark Lee Gardner is the author of Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West’s Greatest Esacpe and To Hell on a Fast Horse: The Untold Story of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett. An authority on the American West, he has appeared on PBS’ American Experience and ABC’s World News, as well as on the History Channel, Encore Westerns, NPR, and BBC Radio. He has written for the Los Angeles Times, American Heritage, Wild West, American Cowboy, and New Mexico Magazine.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 9.68
Audience: Adult
Language: English