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From the wonderful EC Comics talent George Evans comes the "Bigger than Life" American hero Theodore Roosevelt from his birth in New York City to Harvard graduate, to rancher, to organizer of a volunteer regiment The Rough Riders in the war with Spain, to elected Governor of New York in 1898, to Vice-President in 1900, to assuming the Presidency after McKinley was assassinated in 1901. Special oversized issue.
Teddy was the first American to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his work in bringing an end to the Russo-Japanese conflict in 1904 and was President of the USA until 1912. Perhaps more than any other president, his was a wild and controversial life. Modern biographies paint him as a bit of a war-monger and certainly a danger junkie (see the recent television mini-series by the renowned Ken Burns). He nearly died several times, including on an ill-fated jungle excursion into the wild heart of Brazil with his son.
As usual, author William Jones (Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History) offers us two highly detailed pages about the history of this "most honored of all [Classics Illustrated] titles..." Jones introduces Roosevelt himself, then describes how the book came about under the dynamic new CI editor Roberta Straus, a "dynamo" who was responsible for redoing and vasly improving many of the CI titles.
This won the Thomas Alva Edision award and Roberta Straus was recognized in the Congressional Record as a "gifted editor with a passion for accuracy."
- Additional Information
Item Code CI141 Publisher Jack Lake Publish Date 2008 ISBN 9781894998499 Binding Soft Cover Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 100pg Color Full Color