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The Resource Theodore Roosevelt and the assassin : madness, vengeance, and the campaign of 1912, Gerard Helferich

Theodore Roosevelt and the assassin : madness, vengeance, and the campaign of 1912, Gerard Helferich

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Theodore Roosevelt and the assassin : madness, vengeance, and the campaign of 1912
Title
Theodore Roosevelt and the assassin
Title remainder
madness, vengeance, and the campaign of 1912
Statement of responsibility
Gerard Helferich
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "John Flammang Schrank--a lonely Manhattan saloonkeeper--was obsessed with the 1912 presidential election and Theodore Roosevelt. The ex-president's extremism and third-term campaign were downright un-American. Convinced that TR would ignite civil war and leave the nation open to foreign invasion, Schrank answered what he believed to be a divine summons, buying a gun and stalking Roosevelt across seven Southern and Midwestern states, blending into throngs of supporters. In Chattanooga and Chicago, he failed to act. In Milwaukee, on October 14, Schrank crossed TR's path again--BANG!Theodore Roosevelt and the Assassin is the dynamic unfolding account of the audacious attempt on Roosevelt's life by a lone and fanatical assailant. Based on original sources including police interrogations, eyewitness testimony, and newspaper reports, the book is above all a fast-paced, suspenseful narrative. Drawing from Schrank's own statements and writings, it also provides a chilling glimpse into the mind of a political assassin. Rich with local color and period detail, it transports the reader to the American heartland during a pivotal moment in our history, when the forces of progressivism and conservatism were battling for the nation's soul--and the most revered man in America traveled across the country campaigning relentlessly against Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Socialist Eugene V. Debs in what historians agree was the first modern American presidential contest"--
  • "Rich with local color, period detail, and a fully realized historical and political backdrop, the forgotten story of the lone, fanatical assailant who stalked Theodore Roosevelt on the 1912 presidential campaign trail until the evening of October 14 in Milwaukee, when he shot the Bull Moose in the chest from ten feet away"--
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Helferich, Gerard
Dewey number
973.911092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E765
LC item number
.H45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Roosevelt, Theodore
  • Schrank, John Flammang
  • Presidents
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Theodore Roosevelt and the assassin : madness, vengeance, and the campaign of 1912, Gerard Helferich
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17733097
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780762782994
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Theodore Roosevelt and the assassin : madness, vengeance, and the campaign of 1912, Gerard Helferich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-282) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
17733097
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9780762782994
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013019156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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