"Good luck to all good Americans!" First Edition of Theodore Roosevelt's Fear God and Take Your Own Part; Signed by Him
Fear God and Take Your Own Part.
Item Number: 100345
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1916.
First edition of this collection of essays by the twenty-sixth President of the United States. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Good luck to all good Americans! Theodore Roosevelt March 27th 1916.” In near fine condition, note to the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. An exceptional inscription.
Fear God and Take Your Own Part is a collection of articles Theodore Roosevelt wrote, largely for Metropolitan Magazine, some six years after he left the presidency. The title is another way of saying that a nation must have the power and will for self-sacrifice as well as the power and will for self-protection. In the book, Roosevelt, who also wrote extensively on the outdoors, vigorously sets forth the "principles of true Americanism" that still reverberate throughout the nation today.