Along with Colonel Leonard Wood, Theodore Roosevelt instigated the founding of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry in 1898 at the beginning of the Spanish-American War. Nicknamed the “Rough Riders” by journalists, the Cavalry engaged in several battles. This is Roosevelt’s best-selling account of one of the most fascinating regiments in American military history.
In Rough Riders, Theodore Roosevelt recounts the exploits of the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry during the Spanish-American War. Filled with men ranging from Ivy League athletes to glee club singers and Texas rangers, the Cavalry - nicknamed the "Rough Riders" by journalists - engaged in several famous battles under Roosevelt's leadership. The Rough Riders' most legendary deeds were at the Battle of San Juan Hill, and narrator Brian Troxell's energetic performance matches the excitement of Roosevelt's descriptions.
listeners will feel as though they are sharing a drink with Roosevelt as he happily reminisces about his past days of glory.
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