American Ideals and Administration Civil Service

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Kessinger Publishing, Sep 1, 2004 - Political Science - 292 pages
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1928. Illustrated from photographs and with facsimiles of the author's drawings and letters. Theodore Roosevelt was more than just the 26th president of the United States. He was a writer, historian, explorer, big-game hunter, soldier, conservationist, ranchman and Nobel Peace Prize winner. This volume contains a collection of his essays on the following topics: American Ideals: True Americanism; The Manly Virtues and Practical Politics; The College Graduate and Public Life; Phases of State Legislation; Machine Politics in New York City; The Vice-Presidency and the Campaign of 1896. Administration-Civil Service: Six Years of Civil Service Reform; Administering the New York Police Force; How Not to Help Our Poorer Brother; The Monroe Doctrine; Washington's Forgotten Maxim; National Life and Character; Social Evolution; and The Law of Civilization and Decay. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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Periodically throughout his extraordinary career, Theodore Roosevelt turned to the writing of history. Energetic about everything he did, he imbued his writing with verve and a strong sense of drama that continues to attract readers today. Born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, he immersed himself in public affairs long before he became President of the United States. A man of many talents, he was, among other things, police commissioner, mayoral candidate, rancher, hunter, explorer, soldier, and governor. His strong sense of history probably influenced his actions more times than not, and certainly he brought to the White House in 1901 an awareness of how much the past conditions the present and informs the future. Roosevelt made history, influenced history, and wrote history.

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