The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 21, The Glorious Retreat Summary & Analysis

Edmund Morris
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Chapter 21, The Glorious Retreat Summary and Analysis

Roosevelt entertains one Mrs. Storer on the matter of obtaining an appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Navy. Mrs. Storer, a generous donor of McKinley's, holds much sway over the president. Separately, Roosevelt also visits Marcus Alonzo Hanna, McKinley's campaign manger. Roosevelt offers to help and becomes spokesman for the campaign. He travels nationwide, making speeches for industrial revolution and against opposition William Jennings Bryan and his silver standard for currency. With an ailing wife, McKinley remains at home in Canton, Ohio. Trainloads of voters come to hear his speeches from his porch.

At police headquarters, Parker continues to abstain from voting. The mayor delays his ruling on Parker's trial.

McKinley wins the election and Bryan bows out graciously. Henry Cabot Lodge travels to Ohio to plead Roosevelt's case for a job at the Navy...

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