The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 12, The Four-Eyed Maverick Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 12, The Four-Eyed Maverick Summary and Analysis

As Roosevelt tries to write about his experience in Dakota, he suffers writer's block and attempts to remedy this by removing himself from the scene at hand. In New York, the pages flow quickly. His second book, Hunting Tips of a Rancher, goes to the printer's, resplendent with photos. It enjoys instant success. The author points out a bit of irony, in that the man who claims to be such an animal lover also enjoys a successful hunting career.

Back at Elkhorn Ranch, Roosevelt sends the men to buy more cattle in Montana. He also participates in a western cattle roundup. For days, he rides with professional cowboys, impressing them with his strength and stamina. Even after injuring a shoulder when he falls from his horse, Roosevelt keeps up with any cowboy present.

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