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Kermit Roosevelt Books

Kermit Roosevelt (1889 - 1943) was the son of President Theodore Roosevelt. He was an explorer, author, soldier and accompanied his father on expeditions to Africa and the Amazon.

Kermit Roosevelt
L to R: R J Cuninghame, Kermit Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Newland & Leslie Tarlton

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The Happy Hunting Grounds

The Happy Hunting Grounds by Kermit Roosevelt (1920). The author accompanied his father, Theodore Roosevelt, on both the African safari in 1909, and again in 1914 for the exploration of the River of Doubt (renamed Rio Roosevelt) in the Amazon of Brazil. A look back on his outdoor experiences both with and without his father. Chapters on hunting sheep in Sonora, Mexico and moose in New Brunswick. Free eBook

Cleared For Strange Ports

Cleared For Strange Ports by Kermit Roosevelt et al (1927) is a collection of eight articles by four members of the Roosevelt family: "The Odyssey of a Grandmother" by Mrs Theodore Roosevelt Sr, "Hunting Amid Korean Snows", "On the Soviet Trans-Siberian", "Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright" and "Christmas Week in Mowgli Land" by Kermit Roosevelt, "With Rife and Camera on the Kenai" by Richard Derby (Theodore Roosevelt's son-in-law) and "From the Land Where the Elephants Are" by Mrs Kermit Roosevelt.

The Long Trail

The Long Trail by Kermit Roosevelt (1912) is a re-publication of part of 'The Happy Hunting Grounds' with additional material added by Kermit Roosevelt which is not in the original book. Free eBook

Kermit Roosevelt Jr

Kermit 'Kim' Roosevelt Jr (1916 – 2000) was an American intelligence officer who served in the Office of Strategic Services, during and following World War II. He was the son of Kermit Roosevelt and grandson of Theodore Roosevelt.

A Sentimental Safari

A Sentimental Safari by Kermit Roosevelt (1963) is the story of how three Roosevelts rediscovered their respective grandfathers. Kermit Roosevelt, son of Kermit and grandson of Theodore Roosevelt, retraced the trails of the great African hunt which his grandfather and his father had engaged in during ten eventful months, from April 1909 to February 1910. When his own two sons became old enough, he began to organize the hunt. Life magazine sent a photographer with them on the safari. Winchester Arms, which had supplied Theodore Roosevelt's famous "Medicine Gun for Lions", supplied a modern battery of rifles. So father and sons boned up on 'African Game Trails' and set out to retrace its steps. During their weeks in Africa, they rediscovered old trails and old companions of that earlier hunt.

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