Today, on the Lean to the Left podcast, we’re with James A. Ross, author of the book, "Hunting Teddy Roosevelt", a historical novel that veers into TR’s African adventures and an assassination attempt. There is this line from the book: “Roosevelt is not only hunting in Africa, he’s being hunted.” And then…
On the podcast, Ross talks about Roosevelt, a true progressive who was responsible for the 40-hour work week, backed the establishment of labor unions, and led trustbusting efforts against corporate conglomerates.
Did all of that lead to the assassination attempt described in "Hunting Teddy Roosevelt"? Ross has some thoughts on that.
Ross has been a Peace Corps volunteer in the Congo, a Congressional staffer and a Wall Street lawyer. "Hunting Teddy Roosevelt" won the Independent Press Distinguished Favorite Award for historical fiction and the American Fiction Award in the Adventure/Historical category. It was a finalist for the National Indie Excellence Award and the American Book Festival Award for historical fiction.
Ross’s debut mystery novel, COLDWATER REVENGE also won numerous prestigious awards, and his short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and his short story, Aux Secours, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a frequent story teller and gives live performances, and his on-line stories, newsletter sign-up and more can be found on his website: https://jamesrossauthor.com.
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