Hi, welcome to the TR list!
As far as your "visit" questions - the Wednesday before Christmas is the
24th, a/k/a Christmas Eve. Might not be the optimal day for a visit to
Sagamore Hill (SAHI) . The Sunday before is good - and the best time to
get there is before noon (sorry about that). Tours are limited in size and
are booked on a first come/first served basis, so that there are times that all
the tours are sold out by the early afternoon.
The TR Birthplace (TRB) is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
As far as the John Morton Blum question - that's a poser. It's p.
757, Note #89 in the first paperback edition, and p. 792, Note #85 in the most
recent, revised edition. Both notes are identical, so if it's a typo, it
was carried over. If no one has an answer, we can always contact Prof.
Blum himself. Or Edmund Morris.
As far as the Warren Zimmerman book, I've got it, but I'm embarrassed to
admit that it's still sitting in my "to be read" pile. I
know there are others on the list who have not only read it, but reviewed
it also. I'm sure they would be more than happy to debate it with
Best wishes from Oyster Bay,
Linda E. Milano
Association Fax: (516)
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Sent: Monday, December 08, 2003 2:44
Subject: [tr-m] Questions
I am brand new to the group and I'm excited about learning a bit about
the great TR. My wife and I currently live in Columbia, SC, but we were
both born and raised in central Jersey. We are going home for the
holidays in two weeks and we have planned a trip to Sagamore Hill and TR's
birthplace in NYC. Our options for Sagamore Hill are Sun and Wed before
Christmas: any recommendations for which is the better day? Any tips on
what times to get there?
1) I am trying to track down what looks like an interesting article about
TR. I am currently reading Edmund Morris's "The Rise of Theodore
Roosevelt," which is the greatest book I have ever read. However, in one
of Morris's endnotes (page 757 of the Ballantine Books paperback edition,
which is the notes section - and the note in question is #89 for the
prologue), he mentions a 1959 article by John M. Blum in the Michigan
Quarterly Review. The article sounds really interesting and is a "modern
assessment of TR's mind." The problem is that I checked in the
University of South Carolina's (I'm currently a grad student there) online
library catalogue and the first volume of MQR was in 1962. Anyone by any
chance know when the article was published? I think it would be
2) Morris offers an excellent discussion of how TR was probably more
influential on Mahan's theory of naval power than the other way around (p.
574), which appears to have been the normally accepted view. Another
book I would like to read is Zimmerman's "First Great Triumph." One of
the reviews mentions how Zimmerman focuses on Mahan's influence, which sounds
like what Morris was arguing against. I don't know because I have yet to
read it. Has anyone else out there read the Zimmerman book? Do you
recommend it? Does he address Morris's point? Any good tidbits
Anyhoo, I suppose that is enough for a first-time post. Feel free
to email me directly or via the post. I look forward to hearing from you
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