Tag: Spanish-American War (1898)

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

THE CROWDED HOUR Theodore Roosevelt, the Rough Riders, and the Dawn of the American CenturyBy Clay Risen It is almost impossible to write a book in which Theodore Roosevelt plays a supporting role. If he’s in it, he’s the star. Roosevelt’s ability to take over a story is all the more remarkable because none of […]

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The Rough Riders’ Guide to World Domination

In 1894, Benjamin Colbert, a 21-year-old Chickasaw Indian from the Oklahoma Territory, quit his railroad job and made his way to Guatemala. There he intended to board a ship to Cuba — tensions between Spain and the island, under Madrid’s control for nearly 400 years, were coming to a boil, and he was eager to […]

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