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Title: INDOMITABLE TEDDY ROOSEVELT, THE
Movie ID: VT2079
Movie Number: 2079
Description: George C. Scott narrates a 1985 documentary on the life and prodigious career of the 26th president: "An Ivy League swell masquerading in a frontier myth," who "turned national politics into theater." Commonly remembered for carrying a big stick and for leading a calvary charge of "Rough Riders" up San Juan Hill during the Spanish-American War, Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) was a brilliant and bold politician. Among his many accomplishments, Roosevelt became the first American to win the Nobel Prize (in 1906-fro mediating talks ending the Russo-Japanese War). He also secured the rights to the Panama Canal in 1903 (by backing a revolutionary government) and conserved 230 million acres of U.S. land for public use. ;The nations youngest President at age 42 (following the 1901 assassination of William McKinley), Roosevelt went from being a self-described "politic
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