Rough Riders


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Rough′ Rid′er


n.
a member of a volunteer regiment of cavalry organized by Theodore Roosevelt and Leonard Wood for service in the Spanish-American War.
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Ichabod became the object of whimsical persecution to Bones and his gang of rough riders. They harried his hitherto peaceful domains, smoked out his singing- school by stopping up the chimney, broke into the schoolhouse at night, in spite of its formidable fastenings of withe and window stakes, and turned everything topsy-turvy, so that the poor schoolmaster began to think all the witches in the country held their meetings there.
He had gone through South American revolutions, been a Rough Rider in Cuba, a scout in South Africa, a war correspondent in the Russo-Japanese war.
This is the dramatic story of the most famous regiment in American history: The Rough Riders, a motley group of soldiers led by Theodore Roosevelt, whose daring exploits marked the beginning of American imperialism in the 20th century.
Captain Maximiliano Luna: A New Mexico Rough Rider is the biography of one of New Mexico's Rough Riders, the colloquial name for the 1st United States Volunteer Cavalry, one of three regiments raised in 1898 for the Spanish-American War, and the only one to see combat.
Van Atta, who teaches American history at a college preparatory school, describes the Battle of San Juan Hill, focusing on Theodore Roosevelt and his Rough Riders, as well as the political aftermath of the Spanish-American War and the cultural shift toward an overseas empire by a republican nation whose original political identity was created in revolutionary defiance of imperial power.
One that particularly stands out is Frank McAdams' superb volume, Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander's Memoir.
From homesteaders caught up in a conflict with neighboring Missouri to a soldier in the Civil War, Billy Cody went on to form Buffalo Bill's Wild West and the Congress of Rough Riders of the World, earning him the status of American icon.
That and its buttery smooth action made the Krag-Jorgensen a fast-firing repeater that brought it to the attention of Theodore Roosevelt, who insisted his Rough Riders be armed with it during the Spanish-American War.
Vietnam Rough Riders: A Convoy Commander's Memoir is by Vietnam War veteran Frank McAdams, whose personal experience included the harrowing and dangerous job of protecting truck convoys of precious supplies, despite the ever-present risk of ambush.
"C'est passionnant de travailler au niveau international", confie l'ancien entraEneur des Long Island Rough Riders a FIFA.com.
He then joined Blackpool before finishing his playing career at Long Island Rough Riders in the American A-League in 2001.
Ablett went on to play for Birmingham, Wycombe, Blackpool and the Long Island Rough Riders in America before venturing into coaching.