The Rough Riders

C. Scribner's Sons, 1899 - 298 páginas
History of the Spanish-American War largely based on the daily records of Theodore Roosevelt, who trained and led the Rough Riders during the war.

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The material is clearly unabridged TR as he was at the time of the Spanish American war. He briefly memorializes many of the men he served with, some of whom are easily recognizable to any US history ... Leer comentario completo

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This is the Taylor edition of Roosevelt's regimental history of the 1st United States Volunteer Calvary. Leer comentario completo


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Página 250 - Our present camps are as healthy as any camps at this end of the island can be. I write only because I cannot see our men, who have fought so bravely and who have endured extreme hardship and danger so uncomplainingly, go to destruction without striving so far as lies in me to avert a doom as fearful as it is unnecessary and undeserved.
Página 251 - This army must be moved at once or perish. As the army can be safely moved now, the persons responsible for preventing such a move will be responsible for the unnecessary loss of many thousands of lives.
Página 95 - Around one of the latter the big•, hideous land-crabs had gathered in a grewsome ring, waiting for life to be extinct. One of our own men and most of the Spanish dead had been found by the vultures before we got to them ; and their bodies were mangled, the eyes and wounds being torn. The Rough Rider who had been thus treated was in Bucky O'Neill's troop ; and as we looked at the body, O'Neill turned to me and asked, " Colonel, isn't it Whitman who says of the vultures that ' they pluck the eyes...
Página 122 - The infantry got nearer and nearer the crest of the hill. At last we could see the Spaniards running from the rifle-pits as the Americans came on in their final rush. Then I stopped my men for fear they should injure their comrades, and called to them to charge the next line of trenches, on the hills in our front, from which we had been undergoing a good deal of punishment. Thinking that the men would all come, I jumped over the wire fence in front of us and started at the double ; but, as a matter...
Página 254 - Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood. Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
Página 114 - Soldiers are apt to recollect their wartime actions, as poets do emotions, in tranquillity, imposing order and reason upon a dreamlike tumult. Roosevelt was honest enough to admit, even when minutely describing his charge up the hill, that at the time he was aware of very little that...
Página 87 - ... the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the Civil War. In...

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