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The man should have youth and strength who seeks adventure in the wide, waste spaces of the earth, in the marshes, and among the vast mountain masses, in the northern forests, amid the steaming jungles of the tropics, or on the deserts of sand or of snow.
Theodore
Roosevelt
A Book-Lover’s Holidays in the Open
 
Theodore Roosevelt
 
Roosevelt felt the most alive when out in the open air of the wilderness, when, “He can see the red splendor of desert sunsets, and the unearthly glory of the afterglow on the battlements of desolate mountains. In sapphire gulfs of ocean he can visit islets, above which the wings of myriads of sea-fowl make a kind of shifting cuneiform script in the air. He can ride along the brink of the stupendous cliff-walled canyon, where eagles soar below him, and cougars make their lairs on the ledges and harry the big-horned sheep. He can journey through the northern forests, the home of the giant moose, the forests of fragrant and murmuring life in summer, the iron-bound and melancholy forests of winter.”
 
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TO ARCHIE AND QUENTIN
 
NEW YORK: CHARLES SCRIBNER’S SONS, 1916
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 1999
 
 
I. A COUGAR HUNT ON THE RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON
II. ACROSS THE NAVAJO DESERT
III. THE HOPI SNAKE-DANCE
IV. THE RANCHLAND OF ARGENTINA AND SOUTHERN BRAZIL
V. A CHILEAN RONDEO
VI. ACROSS THE ANDES AND NORTHERN PATAGONIA
VII. WILD HUNTING COMPANIONS
VIII. PRIMITIVE MAN; AND THE HORSE, THE LION, AND THE ELEPHANT
IX. BOOKS FOR HOLIDAYS IN THE OPEN
X. BIRD RESERVES AT THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI
XI. A CURIOUS EXPERIENCE
APPENDICES: A, B


 
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