Good Stories about Roosevelt; The Humorous Side of a Great American

Good Stories about Roosevelt; The Humorous Side of a Great American

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... The Colonel thumped his hands together and shouted, 'By George, I'll do it!' And I have an idea that is what inspired his order that army officers go through severe physical tests." CAUSE FOR ANGER Captain Lung was with him when the Colonel's carriage was run into by a trolley outside Pittsfield, Mass., September 3, 1902, and a secret service man in the carriage was killed. "The car was filled with people," said the Captain, "who were on their way to the country club to give the President a farewell cheer as he left the town. The President was thrown out and landed on his knees. I helped him to rise and gently squeezed his chest to see if any ribs were broken. He resented the action and asked to be left alone. "Then he walked over to the motorman who had run him down and told him that if the collision was an accident it was excusable, but that if it were due to carelessness it was damnable. That was the only time I ever heard him utter a profane word." KAISER'S CONCEIT When the American fleet went to Kiel the Kaiser visited-the flagship Louisiana and saw the President's photograph hanging in a conspicuous place and, upon leaving, he grandly presented a photograph of himself and said that if he had any preference as to where it should be hung he would select the spot President Roosevelt's picture adorned. The substitution, it is hardly necessary to state, was not made. Colonel Roosevelt used to tell that story with a great deal of relish and laughed heartily at the idea of the Kaiser wanting to take his place. POLITICS MUST WATT President Roosevelt always was a familiar figure at Harvard-Yale football games and at the boat races in New London. He especially was fond of football and watched the sport closely....show more

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  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236846427
  • 9781236846426