The Strenuous Life, Theodore Roosevelt
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The Strenuous Life

Author: Theodore Roosevelt

Narrator: Adriel Brandt

Unabridged: 29 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Findaway Voices

Published: 05/13/2018

Genre: History - United States - 19th Century

Synopsis

Theodore Roosevelt began this 1899 speech with his thesis: “I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.” He discusses how the many hardships of his life shaped him for the better. Roosevelt believed that if Americans wished to succeed in the world, they would need to embrace the virtue of hard work. He applied this same belief to foreign affairs, stating that America must establish itself as a powerful military force and exert this power when necessary.  

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