Hunting Trips of a Ranchman: Sketches of Sport on the Northern Cattle Plains

Written by Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt was one of most remarkable presidents to have ever lived.

From stalking wild geese to hunting elks to protecting the camp from a grizzly bear, this book documents his life out in the plains and mountains of the Midwest.

Never one to shy away from an adventure, Roosevelt’s record of life as a ranchman and hunter has endured today as part of the classic folklore of the West.

This book focuses on Roosevelt’s life as a hunter in the American frontier where he had gone to overcome the grief of losing his mother and wife in 1884.

Vivid descriptions of the scenery, flora and fauna as well as people that populated the frontier abound within this book that covers Roosevelt’s life throughout 1885.

It is on these plains that Roosevelt began to understand the true American spirit and allowed him to forge his life as a politician.

“Could claim an honourable place on the same shelf as Walton’s Compleat Angler.” The Spectator

“Part memoir, part travelogue, part nature essay, and part sociological study … a peculiarly comprehensive documentary of life on the Plains, encompassing wildlife survey, cowboy culture, geographical study, and environmental exigency.” Love of the Land, Zachary Michael Jack

Hunting Trips of a Ranchman provides a fascinating insight into the early life of one of the United States’ most interesting presidents.

Theodore Roosevelt was an American statesman, author, explore, soldier, naturalist and reformer who served as the 26th President of the United States. He died in 1919.



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