Clay Risen - The Crowded Hour: Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American Century

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Taking his title from Theodore Roosevelt’s phrase for the life-changing order to charge up San Juan Hill, Risen, deputy op-ed editor at The New York Times and author of The Bill of the Century, gives a fresh recounting of the Rough Riders, and the Spanish-American War’s place in what became The American Century. Drawing on diaries, letters, and news accounts from the period, Risen chronicles how the Riders were assembled from volunteers on the eve of America’s declaration of war on Spain in 1898, and follows them into battles across Cuba under Roosevelt’s bold leadership. Concluded in just six months, the War propelled Roosevelt into the White House and the nation into position as a world power.

 

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$30.00
ISBN: 9781501143991
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Published: Scribner - June 4th, 2019

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