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THE MAN WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

      You and I might never have known very much about Theodore Roosevelt if Garret Augustus Hobart hadn’t died. Roosevelt wouldn’t have changed Republican politics in the early 1900’s nor would have political puppeteer Mark Hanna angrily called him  “that damned cowboy” if Garret Augustus Hobart had lived a little longer. So, who was Garret Augustus Hobart?      Continue Reading »

THEODORE AND EDITH ROOSEVELT’S SECOND HONEYMOON

Edith Carow and Theodore Roosevelt were close childhood friends in New York City. As they grew from children into young adults, they attended both family and social events together. It appeared that the relationship might lead to something permanent, but when Theodore left home to enter Harvard University something changed in him. Soon after, he  Continue Reading »

MODERN ADVENTURERS COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S ADVENTURE DOWN ‘THE RIVER OF DOUBT’ 100 YEARS AGO

Last month,  adventurers David Freeman and Paul A. Schurke wanted to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s trip down the famous River of Doubt in Brazil. Their plan was to duplicate Roosevelt’s adventure in a canoe. The problem: they couldn’t get permission from the indigenous people, who controlled the rainforest. Those of you who  Continue Reading »

New book on Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft to become a motion picture

For those who admire Theodore Roosevelt, there was exciting news from Hollywood. Variety reported that Doris Kearns Goodwin’s upcoming book to be released this week “The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism” has been acquired by Dreamworks and will be made into a motion picture. No director has  Continue Reading »

Through the Brazilian Wilderness Captured on Early Motion Picture Film

The Motion Picture industry was well established when Theodore Roosevelt took his famous journey “Through the Brazilian Wilderness” in 1913, so, it was natural that a motion picture camera be brought along. The Cinematographer is said to have been Carl von Hoffman, who was employed at the time by the Mutual Film Company, although Roosevelt  Continue Reading »