Monday, July 29, 2013

TR and the River Pirates

One time when Theodore Roosevelt was a cowboy he wanted to cross a river to settle a score with a mountain lion, but his rowboat had been stolen by river pirates.  It took him more than a week to catch them, so in the meantime he read all of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and wrote the first chapter of a biography of Thomas Hart Benton.

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