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  • Patrick J. Healy
    Jul 18, 2008
      He did that in his first term.....What about Constantinople?


      --- In tr-m@yahoogroups.com, RoginaJ@... wrote:
      >
      > Hi Patrick,
      >
      > I can't help you on the military issues but,I don't believe TR ever
      actually took a degree from Columbia although he had attended for
      some period.
      >
      > Good luck with the novel! Sounds facsinating. Just keep TR out of
      Morocco!!
      >
      > Rogina
      >
      > >  > > > ----- Original Message -----
      > >  > > > From: Patrick J. Healy
      > >  > > > To: tr-m@yahoogroups.com
      > >  > > > Sent: Monday, July 14, 2008 4:29 PM
      > >  > > > Subject: [tr-m] From a NEW Member Seeking Help.
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > Hi Folks! My name is Patrick Healy. I am 42 years old and
      work as
      > >  > > > an engineer in a refinery. I am also an aspiring
      unpublished
      > >  > writer -
      > >  > > > - which brings me the reason for my membership.
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > Some years ago, I read a couple of short stories which
      examined
      > >  > the
      > >  > > > Election of 1912 and explored how TR might have won that
      contest
      > >  > and
      > >  > > > its possible impact on the Great War. Prior to this, I had
      no
      > >  > > > special interest in the matter, but, largely as matter of
      idle
      > >  > > > curiosity, thought I would explore it's credibility. That
      was, for
      > >  > > > me at least, an intellectual "tipping point"
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > A scenario of his election as an independent is not
      credible,
      > >  > however
      > >  > > > much one may wish it otherwise -- but the defeat of Taft
      in the
      > >  > > > primaries and ultimately at the Republican convention is
      quite
      > >  > > > credible. All that is necessary is change the outcomes of
      a couple
      > >  > > > of very close races -- Michigan and Massachusetts.
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > Having proceeded that far, I became intrigued about how
      this might
      > >  > > > have played out. I did some research of his cousin's "New
      Deal"
      > >  > and
      > >  > > > swiftly concluded it really was not so new -- most of it
      was drawn
      > >  > > > from the Bull Moose platform. Needless to say, it was at
      this time
      > >  > > > that became intrigued with the life and character of TR
      himself
      > >  > and
      > >  > > > did some fairly extensive reading on him.
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > Many Americans -- like myself until a few years ago -- have
      > >  > tended to
      > >  > > > regard TR as a sort of "macho neanderthal". Well, okay, he
      was a
      > >  > > > Rough Rider, a rancher and a hunter -- who also graduated
      with
      > >  > honors
      > >  > > > from Harvard and the Columbia School of Law, wrote 42
      books and
      > >  > was
      > >  > > > fluent in six languages!
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > One of his more interesting and less well known college
      papers
      > >  > > > predicted the two world wars as outgrowths of the German
      power
      > >  > > > challenge and stated that this was likely to require large-
      scale
      > >  > > > American military action in Europe! It also contained an
      ominous
      > >  > > > post-script to the effect that Germany and the USA would
      become
      > >  > > > postwar allies against Russia!
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > The image of TR as an underrated -- indeed, seriously
      underrated -
      > >  > -
      > >  > > > intellectual led me to re-evaluate those earlier short
      stories and
      > >  > > > then conclude that their theme would be the excellent
      subject for
      > >  > a
      > >  > > > novel which I have undertaken to write. I have already
      completed
      > >  > > > the "run up phase" to the war and there seems little doubt
      that
      > >  > > > American would have become an active belligerent upon the
      sinking
      > >  > of
      > >  > > > Lusitania. I am presently evaluating the impact of he
      might have
      > >  > had
      > >  > > > on the war itself and I would like to get some opinions.
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > Would our earlier intervention have broken the deadlock on
      the
      > >  > > > Western Front sooner? What about Gallipoli and Churchill's
      career?
      > >  > > > Could the combined strength of the US and Royal Navy have
      > >  > transformed
      > >  > > > Jutland into a decisive fleet action? Would the Great War
      have
      > >  > ended
      > >  > > > in 1916 instead of 1918? Could that have prevented the
      Bolshevik
      > >  > > > Revolution in Russia?
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > > Any information -- even if it is only a personal opinion
      would be
      > >  > > > deeply appreciated.
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > >
      > >  > > >
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