Theodore Roosevelt at War: How the Great War Defeated Theodore Roosevelt
  • Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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Dr. Hans Krabbendam

Theodore Roosevelt was a virile man, who loved to be addressed as 'colonel', and considered war a useful instrument for strengthening the American nation. This lecture will reconstruct Roosevelt's worldview in which violence played a redemptive role at the frontline and analyze the ironic twist in Roosevelt's final stage in life when the events of and the debates about the First World War made him feel defeated instead of victorious. Far from acting as his finest hour, the Great War brought TR down to his knees.

Dr. Hans Krabbendam is assistant director of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, the Netherlands, and co-editor of "America's Transatlantic Turn: Theodore Roosevelt and the "Discovery" of Europe" (Palgrave McMillan, 2012).

Thursday 24 September 2015 | 17:30

Lecture Theatre 1, Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University

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