“Patriotism should be an integral part of our every feeling at all times": First Edition of Fear God and Take Your Own Part; Inscribed by Theodore Roosevelt
Fear God and Take Your Own Part.
Item Number: 53035
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. Inscribed and dated by Theodore Roosevelt on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition with light rubbing. Housed in a custom half leather clamshell box.
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.