Besides the facsimiles of the diary–each accompanied with a transcription–there is an explanatory note taken from T.R.’s Autobiography, The Rough Riders. The photographs, mostly from the Cuban campaign, are excellent.
Tweed Roosevelt, the great-grandson of T.R. and President of the Board of Trustees of the Theodore Roosevelt Association pens the introduction.
As new. A fascinating book that is mostly unknown.
Roosevelt, Theodore. POCKET DIARY 1898: THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S PRIVATE ACCOUNT OF THE WAR WITH SPAIN. A Facsimile Edition of the Manuscript Accompanied by Extracts from His Published Recollections and Illustrated with Photographs. Edited by Wallace F. Dailey. Foreword by Tweed Roosevelt. Introduction by John Blum. Cambridge: Harvard University, Theodore Roosevelt Collection, 1998. Limited Edition of 100 numbered copies signed by Tweed Roosevelt, Dailey, and Blum. Oblong; 73 pages; leather title on front board.