Hunter’s Edition: 350 copies, gold-embossed, leather-bound, signed & numbered by the artist.
The much-anticipated third book in artist John Seerey-Lester’s “Legends Series” relives in words and paint the exciting outdoor life of Theodore Roosevelt. With his descriptive text and 150 paintings and sketches, Seerey-Lester provides a fascinating glimpse into the former president’s life as a rancher and his unrelenting passion for wildlife, hunting, exploration, and conservation.
The large-format, 200-page book covers Roosevelt’s most active years as an outdoorsman from the 1870s until his death in 1919. It also relives the hunting and exploratory expeditions of his two sons in the Far East.
It opens with Roosevelt’s first deer hunt as a teenager, then continues chronologically as he pursues such dangerous game as grizzlies, lions, and elephants in Africa and North America. In Seerey-Lester’s rich paintings, you will feel the danger, taste the dust, and smell the campfire smoke.
In the foreword for this landmark book, Tweed Roosevelt, TR’s great-grandson, writes: “Seerey-Lester has an extraordinary ability to bring to life the high drama of the hunt. TR, of course, could supply him with an almost unending series of opportunities for displaying his unique artistry.”