In 1898, President McKinley authorized a volunteer army to drive the Spaniards from Cuba, and from this army emerged a mounted regiment drawn from America's western territories and led by the indomitable Teddy Roosevelt. He and his men soon came to symbolize American ruggedness, daring, and individualism. Here Gardner synthesizes previously unknown primary accounts as well as period newspaper articles, letters, and diaries from archives around the country for this authoritative chronicle that is rich with action, violence, camaraderie, and courage. Rough Riders breathes fresh life into one of the most thrilling chapters in American history.
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"Danny Campbell's deep, gravelly voice is a good match for this account of the most famous regiment of the Spanish-American War. Gardner, who has written a number of works on the Old West, did extensive research to bring to life the story of the 1st Regiment, United States Volunteer Cavalry and the many colorful people who served in it; cowboys, Westerners, Ivy Leaguers, Indians, and others made up the unit. The battle descriptions are gripping as are the portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt, Leonard Wood, "Bucky" O'Neal, and many others. Campbell's clear voice and Midwestern-sounding accent are expressive and deceptively smooth. While no unique voices are provided for quotes or dialogue, the listener is never in doubt as to who is speaking. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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