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The Resource The strenuous life : Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete, Ryan Swanson

The strenuous life : Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete, Ryan Swanson

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The strenuous life : Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete
Title
The strenuous life
Title remainder
Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete
Statement of responsibility
Ryan Swanson
Title variation
Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CGP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Swanson, Ryan A
Dewey number
  • 973.91/1092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E757
LC item number
.S99 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Presidents
  • Athletics
Label
The strenuous life : Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete, Ryan Swanson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hit the line hard -- The strenuous (like, really strenuous) life -- Harvard and its harvardness -- The tennis cabinet -- Creating the Roosevelt athletic league -- 1904 -- Ted's dangerous football adventure -- "Walking" -- Baseball's great Roosevelt chase -- Legacy -- Wait... Jack Johnson? -- One last race -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635766127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1112376308
  • (OCoLC)1112376308
  • 1009070
Label
The strenuous life : Theodore Roosevelt and the making of the American athlete, Ryan Swanson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-320) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hit the line hard -- The strenuous (like, really strenuous) life -- Harvard and its harvardness -- The tennis cabinet -- Creating the Roosevelt athletic league -- 1904 -- Ted's dangerous football adventure -- "Walking" -- Baseball's great Roosevelt chase -- Legacy -- Wait... Jack Johnson? -- One last race -- Epilogue
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Diversion Books edition.
Extent
329 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781635766127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1112376308
  • (OCoLC)1112376308
  • 1009070

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