Henry A. Beers (essay date 1919)
SOURCE: "Roosevelt as Man of Letters," in Four Americans: Roosevelt, Hawthorne, Emerson, Whitman, Yale University Press, 1919, pp. 7-31.
[In the following essay, Beers praises Roosevelt for his ability to translate his experiences as a man of action into a body of literary works.]
In a club corner, just after Roosevelt's death, the question was asked whether his memory would not fade away, when the living man, with his vivid personality, had gone. But no: that personality had stamped itself too deeply on the mind...
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