The perilous adventures of the cowboy king : a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times
The perilous adventures of the cowboy king : a novel of Teddy Roosevelt and his times

Charyn, Jerome, author.


1st ed.

Physical Description
xv, 283 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

Dramatis personae -- Brave heart, 1862-1878 -- The cyclone assemblyman, 1881-1883 -- Leeholm, 1884 -- Black ice, 1884-1885 -- Her little ladyship, 1885 -- Mayhem at Sagamore Hill, 1887-1888 -- Ellie, 1891-1894 -- Policeman's paradise, 1896 -- Policeman's paradise, part two, 1897 -- Policeman's paradise, part three, 1897 -- Sinbad, 1898 -- Kettle Hill, 1898 -- Montauk Point, 1898 -- Josephine, 1899 -- The cowboy candidate, 1900 -- The ghosts of San Juan Hill, 1901 -- The cowboy king, 1901.

Personal Subject
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919-Fiction.

Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Jerome Charyn re-creates the voice of Theodore Roosevelt, the New York City police commissioner, Rough Rider, and soon-to-be twenty-sixth president through his derring-do adventures, effortlessly combining superhero dialogue with haunting pathos. Beginning with his sickly childhood and concluding with McKinley's assassination, the novel positions Roosevelt as a "perfect bull in a china shop," a fearless crime fighter and pioneering environmentalist who would grow up to be our greatest peacetime president. With an operatic cast, including "Bamie," his handicapped older sister; Eleanor, his gawky little niece; as well as the devoted Rough Riders, the novel memorably features the lovable mountain lion Josephine, who helped train Roosevelt for his "crowded hour," the charge up San Juan Hill. --

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Valley Library (Lakeland)BookFICTION CHA11Fiction Collection