BOOK CONTENTS

Book Name
TALKS WITH T. R.
Book Author
JOHN J. LEARY JR.
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Contents
Topic 01 ROOSEVELT AND 1920
Topic 02 DEWEY AND FIGHTING BOB
Topic 03 WHY ALGER ESCAPED CRITICISM
Topic 04 THE CHARLEY THOMPSON CLUB
Topic 05 HOW I LOST MY EYE
Topic 06 THE DRINK STORY
Topic 07 THE BREAK WITH TAFT
Topic 08 THE ATTEMPT ON HIS LIFE
Topic 09 WHY TWO POLITICIANS FAILED
Topic 10 CLASHES WITH THE KAISER
Topic 11 THAT GARY DINNER
Topic 12 THE COLONEL AND JUDGE HUGHES
Topic 13 HIS A SIMPLE CREED
Topic 14 HIS HOLD ON THE PUBLIC
Topic 15 THAT GOLDEN SPECIAL
Topic 16 ON ELECTION EVE
Topic 17 PERKINS AND T
Topic 18 A CABINET THAT NEVER WAS
Topic 19 SENATOR LODGE S FIST FIGHT
Topic 20 ROOSEVELT S ONE TALK WITH MR WILSON
Topic 21 THE DIVISION
Topic 22 THE COLONEL AND JOHN L
Topic 23 THE NEWSPAPER CABINET
Topic 24 CHILDREN OF THE CRUCIBLE
Topic 25 ROOSEVELT ON LABOR
Topic 26 ONE PURPLE NIGHT
Topic 27 DEVIL FISHING
Topic 28 A VARIED READING DIET
Topic 29 TRYING TO KILL ME
Topic 30 LOYALTY
Topic 31 GERMANS IN AMERICA
Topic 32 PLAYING THE GAME
Topic 33 MAKING UP WITH TAFT
Topic 34 MONEY GRUBBERS
Topic 35 NEW BLOOD IN THE G
Topic 36 SPEED ON THE TRIGGER
Topic 37 ROOT MOST VALUED OF COUNSELLORS
Topic 38 WITH THE ALLIES ENVOYS
Topic 39 POLICE AND CITIZENSHIP
Topic 40 COLONEL ROOSEVELT ON BOYS
Topic 41 HIS BOYS
Topic 42 OUR SOLDIER DEAD IN FRANCE
Topic 43 MAKING PEACE WITH GOMPERS
Topic 44 HENRY FORD AND MARK HANNA
Topic 45 A TRIBUTE TO NURSES
Topic 46 WOMAN IN OFFICE
Topic 47 THE NEW YORK FIGHT OF 1918
Topic 48 HOME FOLK
Topic 49 THE VALUE OF MASONRY
Topic 50 HITTING THE BACK TRAIL
Topic 51 ON HEREDITY
Topic 52 ON REMEMBERING FRIEND AND FOE
Topic 53 WELL MEANING FOOLS
Topic 54 ON COLLEGE LIFE
Topic 55 ON PROHIBITION
Topic 56 PERSHING AND WOOD
Topic 57 FONDNESS FOR THE KHAKI LAD
Topic 58 ON BEING SIXTY
Topic 59 THE COLONEL AND THE TREATY
Topic 60 ENGLAND AND THE REST OF THE WORLD
Topic 61 MR WILSON
 

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Book Description

 I find it amazing that more people are not curious as to why so many people that personally knew Theodore Roosevelt were eagerly compelled to write about what they witnessed. This compulsion, exhibited in such a high percentage of acquaintances, to tell others of their experiences could be considered a scientific anomaly that indicates something out of the ordinary was taking place.

What is equally amazing is that independently reported observations consistently confirm seeing the same character traits exhibited throughout his life. One might even consider that independently reported observation of character traits would differ from a loving sister’s recorded accounts, but they do not. Studying TR’s life through the numerous eyes of those that met him and wrote about their experiences validates the accuracy of facts regarding TR’s motivation to do what ought to be done by a good citizen.

 Good citizenship was patriotism that needed to be acted upon in day-to-day life. In this book you can find his Religious Creed that was strictly adhered to throughout his life. His Religious Creed, Good Citizenship, Patriotism and Free Masonry were all part of his chosen path through life. The character traits which his accomplishments in life have proven valuable are: Sincerity, Honesty, Fearlessness in doing what ought to be done, wisdom to study history for answers.

TR's ability to articulate a wide range of view points while offering simple analogies to point out errors in reasoning, surrounding problems he wished to solve is often overlooked. By taking the time to lay out problems from diverse positions in the above manner it was hard for anyone to think their position did not receive consideration. This was the first step before he offered clear reasons backed up with strong analogies as to why a particular long-range course was the best common sense course of action.

Needless to say a high percentage of those, without a preconceived bias, that were looking for solutions often came away from a discussion with TR supporting his position. It is a definite possibility that one of the reasons that compelled people to write about TR was that age-old human trait that loves to discover wisdom and tell others what they witnessed. Think about it, is it not the love of knowledge and the desire to share knowledge that sparks a great deal of human motivation? Through the ages people have been compelled to write and talk about those that had the ability to make wise decisions.

The author John Leary counts sincerity of convictions as one of the traits, which enabled TR to turn many enemies that met him into friends. But perhaps sincerity of conviction is one of those traits that always accompany the wise person. The wise person may not always know the perfect course of action but they often have the ability to recognize the less desirable courses of action to be avoided and are sincere in offering their opinion.

Authors Dedication

TO
THE MEMORY OF MY PARENTS
JOHN JOSEPH AND MARY CRONIN LEARY
NATIVES OF IRELAND, WHO LIVED AND DIED
100 PER CENT AMERICANS
THIS LITTLE BOOK IS
AFFECTIONATELY
DEDICATED

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