The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt - Chapter 26, The Most Famous Man in America Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 26, The Most Famous Man in America Summary and Analysis

In New York harbor, cheering crowds greet Roosevelt and the other rough riders. He talks only of the war, neither confirming nor denying rumors of his political ambitions. Within the Republican Party, Platt fears nominating Roosevelt for governor paves the way for him as future president. Meanwhile, Roosevelt relaxes at home, telling stories of his experiences in battle. He promises a book about the war. Responsibility for "his boys," the rough riders, weighs on Roosevelt. In all, the rough riders last 13 days before they are dismantled as one of the last cavalry units in the United States army. Before they leave, they present Roosevelt with a bronco statue.

On September 17, those within the party nominate Roosevelt for governor of New York. The opposition within the Republican Party points out...

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