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The Resource The crowded hour : Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century, by Clay Risen, (electronic resource)

The crowded hour : Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century, by Clay Risen, (electronic resource)

Label
The crowded hour : Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century
Title
The crowded hour
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century
Statement of responsibility
by Clay Risen
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: the Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century. When America declared war on Spain in 1898, the US Army had just 26,000 men, spread around the country-hardly an army at all. In desperation, the Rough Riders were born. A unique group of volunteers, ranging from Ivy League athletes to Arizona cowboys and led by Theodore Roosevelt, they helped secure victory in Cuba in a series of gripping, bloody fights across the island. Roosevelt called their charge in the Battle of San Juan Hill his "crowded hour"-a turning point in his life, one that led directly to the White House. "The instant I received the order," wrote Roosevelt, "I sprang on my horse and then my 'crowded hour' began." As The Crowded Hour reveals, it was a turning point for America as well, uniting the country and ushering in a new era of global power. Both a portrait of these men, few of whom were traditional soldiers, and of the Spanish-American War itself, The Crowded Hour dives deep into the daily lives and struggles of Roosevelt and his regiment. Using diaries, letters, and memoirs, Risen illuminates a disproportionately influential moment in American history: a war of only six months' time that dramatically altered the United States' standing in the world. In this brilliant, enlightening narrative, the Rough Riders-and a country on the brink of a new global dominance-are brought fully and gloriously to life
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Risen, Clay
Dewey number
973.8/9
Index
no index present
LC call number
E717.1
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • United States
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • San Juan Hill, Battle of, Cuba, 1898
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • United States
  • Imperialism
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • United States
  • San Juan Hill, Battle of (Cuba : 1898)
  • Spanish-American War (1898)
  • Command of troops
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Imperialism
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Military campaigns
  • Military policy
  • Regimental histories
  • Cuba
  • United States
Label
The crowded hour : Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century, by Clay Risen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=4501162
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Intro -- Dedication -- The Composition of the Fifth Corps, United States Army -- The Route of the Fifth Corps from Tampa to Cuba, June 1898 -- The Santiago Campaign, June-July 1898 -- Introduction: New York City, 1899 -- Chapter 1: "The Puerility of His Simplifications" -- Chapter 2: "One Does Not Make War with Bonbons" -- Chapter 3: "A Burst of Thunder" -- Chapter 4: "The Days of '61 Have Indeed Come Again" -- Chapter 5: "This Untailor-Made Roughness" -- Chapter 6: "A Perfect Welter of Confusion" -- Chapter 7: "Who Would Not Risk His Life for a Star?" -- Chapter 8: "No Country on the Earth More Beautiful" -- Chapter 9: "We're Liable to All Be Killed Today" -- Chapter 10: "The Monotony of Continuous Bacon" -- Chapter 11: "An Amphitheater for the Battle" -- Chapter 12: "Humpty-Dumpty on the Wall" -- Chapter 13: "They Look Just Like Other Men" -- Chapter 14: "The Strenuous Life" -- Photographs -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501144011
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C2FCF570-CC20-4442-B370-F571BDA66E7C
System control number
  • on1100597201
  • (OCoLC)1100597201
Label
The crowded hour : Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the dawn of the American century, by Clay Risen, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteId=238&titleId=4501162
Publication
Contents
Intro -- Dedication -- The Composition of the Fifth Corps, United States Army -- The Route of the Fifth Corps from Tampa to Cuba, June 1898 -- The Santiago Campaign, June-July 1898 -- Introduction: New York City, 1899 -- Chapter 1: "The Puerility of His Simplifications" -- Chapter 2: "One Does Not Make War with Bonbons" -- Chapter 3: "A Burst of Thunder" -- Chapter 4: "The Days of '61 Have Indeed Come Again" -- Chapter 5: "This Untailor-Made Roughness" -- Chapter 6: "A Perfect Welter of Confusion" -- Chapter 7: "Who Would Not Risk His Life for a Star?" -- Chapter 8: "No Country on the Earth More Beautiful" -- Chapter 9: "We're Liable to All Be Killed Today" -- Chapter 10: "The Monotony of Continuous Bacon" -- Chapter 11: "An Amphitheater for the Battle" -- Chapter 12: "Humpty-Dumpty on the Wall" -- Chapter 13: "They Look Just Like Other Men" -- Chapter 14: "The Strenuous Life" -- Photographs -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- Copyright
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501144011
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
C2FCF570-CC20-4442-B370-F571BDA66E7C
System control number
  • on1100597201
  • (OCoLC)1100597201

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