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The Strenuous Life

Author : Theodore Roosevelt
ISBN : 9780486112381
Genre : Literary Collections
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Politician, soldier, naturalist, and historian — Theodore Roosevelt remains a towering symbol of American optimism and progress. This collection embodies his enduring ideals for attaining a robust political, social, and personal life.
Category: Literary Collections

The Strenuous Life

Author : Ryan Swanson
ISBN : 9781635766110
Genre : History
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“It seemed as if Theodore Roosevelt’s biographers had closed the book on his life story. But Ryan Swanson has uncovered an untold chapter” (Johnny Smith, coauthor of Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X). Crippling asthma, a frail build, and grossly myopic eyesight: these were the ailments that plagued Teddy Roosevelt as a child. In adulthood, he was diagnosed with a potentially fatal heart condition and was told never to exert himself again. Roosevelt’s body was his weakness, the one hill he could never fully conquer—and as a result he developed what would become a lifelong obsession with athletics that he carried with him into his presidency. As President of the United States, Roosevelt boxed, practiced Ju-Jitsu, played tennis nearly every day, and frequently invited athletes and teams to the White House. It was during his administration that America saw baseball’s first ever World Series; interscholastic sports began; and schools began to place an emphasis on physical education. In addition, the NCAA formed, and the United States hosted the Olympic Games for the first time. From a prize-winning historian, this book shows how Roosevelt fought desperately (and sometimes successfully) to shape American athletics in accordance with his imperialistic view of the world. It reveals that, in one way or another, we can trace our fanaticism for fitness and sports directly back to the twenty-sixth president and his relentless pursuit of “The Strenuous Life.” “Essential reading for anyone who cares about the history of sports in America.” —Michael Kazin, author of War against War: The American Fight for Peace, 1914–1918
Category: History

The Strenuous Life Clarinet Quartet Set Of Parts

Author : Scott Joplin
ISBN : 9788835809906
Genre : Music
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The Strenuous Life - by Scott Joplin. Arrangement for Clarinet Quartet (intermediate level). SET OF PARTS (5): 3 Bb Soprano Clarinet and Bass Clarinet (opt. Eb Alto Clarinet included).
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The Strenuous Life Woodwind Quintet Set Of Parts

Author : Scott Joplin
ISBN : 9788835398509
Genre : Music
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The Strenuous Life (ragtime) by Scott Joplin. Arrangement for Woodwind Quintet (intermediate level). SET OF PARTS (5). Flute, Oboe, Bb Clarinet, F French Horn, Bassoon.
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Theodore Roosevelt

Author : Kathleen Dalton
ISBN : 9780307429681
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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He inherited a sense of entitlement (and obligation) from his family, yet eventually came to see his own class as suspect. He was famously militaristic, yet brokered peace between Russia and Japan. He started out an archconservative, yet came to champion progressive causes. These contradictions are not evidence of vacillating weakness: instead, they were the product of a restless mind bend on a continuous quest for self-improvement. In Theodore Roosevelt, historian Kathleen Dalton reveals a man with a personal and intellectual depth rarely seen in our public figures. She shows how Roosevelt’s struggle to overcome his frailties as a child helped to build his character, and offers new insights into his family life, uncovering the important role that Roosevelt’s second wife, Edith Carow, played in the development of his political career. She also shows how TR flirted with progressive reform and then finally commited himself to deep reform in the Bull Moose campaign of 1912. Incorporating the latest scholarship into a vigorous narrative, Dalton reinterprets both the man and his times to create an illuminating portrait that will change the way we see this great man and the Progressive Era.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Strenuous Life Handbook

Author : The Strenuous Life
ISBN : 0989190366
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The official handbook of the Strenuous Life program

Pluralism And Personality

Author : Don S. Browning
ISBN : 0838722652
Genre : Psychology
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This volume is an extended essay in cultural interpretation and criticism. The goal of the book is to gain a perspective on the four major currents of contemporary psychology -- the culture of detachment, joy, control, and care, through the psychology, ethics, and philosophy of William James.
Category: Psychology