(Wishlist) Nomination for historical spokesperson for Cape Horn Illustration

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Phil Thompson | 0 comments

Cape Horn Illustration is all about exploration and honoring history and human achievement through illustration. Some historical figures loom larger than others as sources of inspiration. Teddy Roosevelt is one of those figures. He overcome early health issues, faced his fears, staked on his own as a cattle rancher, found time to write major texts on American naval history–and then, of course, his military and political career. His arrival on the public stage, as the United States was becoming a world power, was a matter of great historical coincidence. And his life beyond the presidency also was remarkable, as he notched new accomplishments in exploration, diplomacy, and his political life. Edmund Morris’s definitive three-volume biography of Roosevelt was the main spark for our interest in the man and, since finishing those, he often comes to my mind at least during certain moments of decision. His gift for eloquence is made all the more powerful by the sheer weight of his will and his life story (perfectly exemplified by this quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

I wasn’t entirely satisfied with what was floating on the internet to commemorate his “Man in the Arena” speech, so I made something new to print out and keep around:




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