“Patriotism should be an integral part of our every feeling at all times": Fear God and Take Your Own Part; Signed by Theodore Roosevelt

  • Fear God and Take Your Own Part.

Fear God and Take Your Own Part.

Item Number: 79017

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 Theodore Roosevelt on a card attached to the front free endpaper. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with light rubbing and wear. Uncommon signed and in the original dust jacket.

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.