Mornings on Horseback - Afterword Summary & Analysis

David McCullough
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Bamie married Navy Commander William Sheffield Cowles, when she was forty years old. At forty-three, she gave birth to William Sheffield Cowles, Jr. Over the years, she became almost completely deaf, although most people never realized this, because she learned to read lips. She died in August of 1931 at the age of seventy-six.

Theodore became President of the United States in 1901 after the assassination of William McKinley. He had served a number of posts before that, including: Police Commissioner of New York City, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, colonel in the Rough Riders, Governor of New York, and Vice President. As President, he was colorful, and he delighted the country. He built a new Navy, increased the area of the national forests, and created five national parks, sixteen national monuments, four national game refuges, and fifty-one bird sanctuaries.

Theodore was devoted to his...

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