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  • RoginaJ@cs.com
    Jul 29, 2008
      Hi Patrick,

      Got a bit confused - what are you saying he did in his first Term?

      Rogina

      "Patrick J. Healy" <patrickjhealy2001@...> wrote:

      >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unpublished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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