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Camping & Tramping with Roosevelt

John Burroughs

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From stereograph, copyright 1906, by Underwood & Underwood, New York.

In St. Paul the city was inundated with humanity,—a vast human tide that left the middle of the streets bare as our line of carriages moved slowly along, but that rose up in solid walls of town and prairie humanity on the sidewalks and city dooryards. How hearty and happy the myriad faces looked! At one [Pg 11] point I spied in the throng on the curbstone a large silk banner that bore my own name as the title of some society. I presently saw that it was borne by half a dozen anxious and expectant-looking schoolgirls with braids down their backs. As my carriage drew near them, they pressed their way through the throng and. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Great story about Prez Roosevelt's unprecedented trip to Yosemite to visit John Muir. I love the interesting angle and the voice of the president is quite fun. As he would say, "Bully!"

This book by Burroughs certainly was mythopoeic towards Theodore Roosevelt. But a good read none the less.

Written and published during TR's lifetime, this book gives modern readers a different view of a well-known president. His love of nature was extraordinary, matched only by his knowledge of it. A quick read that lets readers see the man rather than the politician.

Two short journals of John Burrough's time with Roosevelt. The first covers a two-week stay in Yellowstone -- in the snow. The second an afternoon visit at the President's home in NY. Both emphasize Roosevelt's interest in and knowledge of natural history.

A wonderful book by the best of America's forgotten writers. Burroughs is a great as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Roosevelt, Henry Adams, or Mark Twain

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