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His father's son : the life of General Ted Roosevelt Jr.
Brady, Tim, 1955- , author.
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First edition.
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New York : New American Library, 2017.

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viii, 342 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Omar Bradley said of him, "I have never known a braver man or a more devoted soldier." But for much of his life, Theodore Roosevelt's son Ted seemed born to live in his father's shadow. With the same wide smile, winning charm, and vigorous demeanor, Ted possessed limitless potential, with even the White House within his reach. In the First World War, Ted braved gunfire and gas attacks in France to lead his unit into battle. Yet even after returning home a hero, he was unable to meet the expectations of a public that wanted a man just like his father. A diplomat, writer, and man of great adventure, Ted remained frustrated by his lack of success in the world of politics, witnessing instead the rise of his cousin, Franklin, to the office that had once seemed his for the taking. Then, with World War II looming, Ted reenlisted. In his mid-fifties with a gimpy leg and a heart condition, he was well past his prime, but his insistence to be in the thick of combat proved a vital asset. Paired with the irascible Terry de la Mesa Allen Sr., Ted soon distinguished himself as a front-line general in a campaign that often brought him into conflict with another hard fighter, George Patton. On D-Day, Ted became the oldest soldier and the only general in the Allied forces to storm the beach in the first wave, hobbling across the sand with his cane in one hand and a pistol in the other. His valor and leadership on Utah Beach became the stuff of legends -- and earned him the Medal of Honor.
Prologue: The crowded hour -- All in the family -- First boy -- Left end -- Commencement -- Love and marriage -- Plattsburgh -- Over there -- Cantigny -- Quentin -- Soissons -- The cost of war -- Armistice -- News from Sagamore Hill -- Legions -- Americanism -- Rivals -- Washington -- Who told me that? -- Political animals -- Off the map -- Giant pandas -- The wrong Roosevelt -- Fifth cousin to the President -- America First -- Our country, our cause, our President -- Torch -- Desert -- A battle played at my feet -- The tine -- Kermit -- Sicily -- Exile -- Nowhere else to be -- The delectable mountains -- "See you on the beach" -- Old soldiers never die -- The last Rough Rider.
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E757.3 .B73 2017 Adult Non-Fiction Biography

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