OWN STORY OF HIS LIFE
THE NEW-YORK TRIBUNE announces for publication every week, beginning Sun?
day* April 13th, a series of papers by Theodore Roosevelt, under the title
11 Some Chapters of a Possible Autobiography," which are certain to be of in?
tense human interest. They will be not only of national, but of international impor?
tance in their interpretation of a personality which during many years has probably at?
tracted more widespread attention in newspapers, periodicals and among the people than
any other single personality of the present day,
The world knows Mr. Roosevelt chiefly as a statesman and public servant, as
an orator and soldier and writer.
Only a few know him as a private citizen, and many of the personal experi?
ences that have helped to mould his remarkable career are known only to his close
friends and co-workers.
In these papers Mr. Roosevelt will talk with greater intimacy than he has on
the platform, in his books, or in his editorial writing, and the American people, as
well as the greater public, will learn about his experiences, his philosophy of life, and
so much of his achievement as will illustrate why he has come to hold the views he
now holds, and what he believes can be taught thereby to others.
They will meet him at close range.
Mr. Roosevelt, coming to the Presidency after his stirring EXPERIENCES IN THE
SPANISH WAR, took the initiative in many?
of the most important events of our time;
?both national and international. These
articles give him for the first time a unique
opportunity to tell the history of these I
events as he saw
them. The prosecution
of criminal trusts, THE
8ETTUNG OF THE
E?SSO-JAPANESE WAE, THE INCEPTION
OP THE P?NAMA CANAL. THE VOYAGE
OP THE AMEEICAN FLEET AROUND THE
v.'OELD?these are examples of the kind
of public events from which Mr. Eoosevelt
may choose subjects for narrative and com?
There are many things which Mr.
Eoosevelt has learned, not from books or
from what others have told him, but at
&S? hand?from life itself.
He was, for instance, a delicate and
rather timid boy. He acquired health and
courage by outdoor life and exercise. He
?ai a ranchman in the West, and one rea
son why he knows
his fellow - Americans
is to he found in the
companionship he had
with the sturdy cow
punchers of the old
frontier. He has some
about social conditions.
These he developed as
a consequence of his experi-;
enees as legislator and as
Police Commissioner, when
he saw what those social
conditions meant to living;
men and women whom he person?
So through his life?as a boy
on Long Island, as an undergradu?
ate at Harvard, as a ranchman in
Montana, as a member of the New
York Assembly, as Civil Service Com?
missioner, as Police Commissioner of
New York City, as Assistant Secre?
tary of the Navy, as Governor of
the State of New York, as Vice-Pres
ident of the United States, as Presi?
dent, as an Army officer, hunter,
naturalist, student of history, editor
?he has always been a learner as
well as a leader.
In these papers, beginning Sun?
day, April 13th, Mr. Roosevelt will
tell some of the things he ha?!
learned and how he
has learned them, tell?
ing them primarily
with a view to the
help that may there?
by be given. This au?
tobiography will af-!
ford keen satisfaction
and high inspiration
to the young people
of the country, who
are all especially in?
terested in personal
narrative of active
These papers will
be fully illustrated
with portraits, fac-sim
ilies of various docu
ments, pictures of
buildings and locali?
ties, and other appro?
They will be re?
plete with interest to
the student of history
as well as to the lover
of the strenuous life.
In short, they will
eminently satisfy every
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