PROGRAM DETAILS

Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders

Instructor
Marc Newman
Category
History / Other
FPL11144

Course Description

On display in the White House is a large painting of Theodore Roosevelt and his men charging San Juan Hill with swords drawn. Ironically the true story is quite different than the romanticized image as portrayed. This is a detailed presentation of the real story behind the creation of the Rough Riders, its volunteers and the man who led them to glory and victory: Theodore Roosevelt. Numerous photos along with original film footage will be shown that cover the destruction of the U.S.S. Maine to the charge up San Juan Hill. Marc Newman will appear in period clothing and will have a display of original artifacts from the time period. Join him as he steps back in time to 1898 and discover the courage and bravery of the men who rode into adventure and history: The Rough Riders.

About the Instructor

  • Marc Newman is a historian and author of 70 national and international publications, books and articles. As a radio co-host, he created History On The Air in New York. Newman has been the recipient of numerous awards in education and history on the national and state levels, including New York and Florida. (National Teacher's Medal of Excellence by the Freedom Foundation. He has appeared on several television programs, including "On The River" The Chaining of the Hudson River, portraying British Major John Andre. As a public speaker, he appeared throughout New York, Washington, DC and Florida. Newman was highlighted on the C-SPAN American History Channel nation-wide. He was also chosen by FUJI TV to present a show in Japan for Mystery International.