Theodore Roosevelt: Hunter-Conservationist reflects the zest for life that was so powerfully characteristic of TR. For decades, Roosevelt's big game hunting books have been among the most often quoted and reprinted of works in that genre. But no illustrated biography of Roosevelt as the consummate hunter, outdoorsman, and arms enthusiast existed until this pioneering work.
With insights from acclaimed producer, director, and screenwriter John Milius (Rough Riders, The Wind and the Lion, Red Dawn, Dillinger, Apocalypse Now, et al.), this monumental book captures the adventurous outdoor life of the hunter, rancher, explorer, soldier, statesman, author, conservationist, and wholly visionary 26th President of the United States. As a dedicated conservationist, Roosevelt will forever be a heroic figure to America's outdoorsmen. A combination of sportsman and naturalist, TR was as serious about his hunting as he was about conservation of the world's natural resources.
This book's striking illustrations draw on historical images and original documents from various Roosevelt archives--Harvard University, the Library of Congress, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, and the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace Historic Site. Lavish in every way, Theodore Roosevelt: Hunter-Conservationist presents a sweeping view of TR's unique legacy as an international hunter and adventurer, and his unrivaled achievements as history's foremost conservationist.
TR's stewardship, sportsmanship, and leadership have set the standard of excellence and responsibility for humankind's wise use of wilderness resources, a matter of particular significance in modern times.
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