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Earlier 20th Century

James A. Ross

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To prevent Teddy Roosevelt from regaining the White House in 1912, the most powerful businessman of that era, JP Morgan, sends an assassin to Central Africa to ensure that Wall Street’s most formidable adversary does not return from his post-presidential safari alive.


Action,Adventure,Historical Fiction,Political,Drama

Short Summary

It’s 1909 and Teddy Roosevelt has just left the White House to begin the adventure of a lifetime leading a safari of two hundred sixty four men on a year-long trek through the savannahs and jungles of Central Africa. But unknown to Roosevelt, he's not just hunting, he's being hunted.

Roosevelt survives several attempts to kill him, and returns to America to run for president. The men who want him dead make one last attempt. Roosevelt is shot while giving a campaign speech. With blood pouring down his chest, he famously declares, "It takes more than that to kill a bull moose."


British East African Protecotrate, the Sudan, the Congo Free State

Based on a True Story


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Internal Journey/Rebirth,Overcoming Monster/Villain

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Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Teddy Roosevelt

Age: 50

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Complex,Decisive,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Masculine,Patriotic,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Katherine Dunn

Age: 48

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Aggressive,Complex,Empathetic,Decisive,Heroic,Honorable,Outspoken,Skillful,Visionary

Additional Character Details

Name: Kermit Roosevelt

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Complex,Engaging,Faithful,Naive,Skillful,Lone Wolf

Additional Character Details

Name: Jimmy Dooley

Age: 20

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Criminal,Masculine,Villainous,Uneducated,Unapologetic

Development Pitch

Hunting Teddy Roosevelt is Out of Africa meets Raiders of The Lost Ark. It has: Larger Than Life Characters: Teddy Roosevelt (hero), J.P Morgan (villian), Kathleen Dunn (based on Nellie Bly) love interest. Exotic Local: Turn of the century Africa. World Stakes: Will Roosevelt return from Africa alive and prevent WW!, by regaining the presidency from the hapless Taft, and thwarting German preparations for world war.

About The Author

James Ross has at various times been a Peace Corps Volunteer, a Congressional Staffer and a Wall Street Lawyer. His short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals and his short story, Aux Secours, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He has appeared as a guest story teller on the Moth Main Stage and is a frequent contributor to and sometimes winner of the live story telling competition, Cabin Fever Story Slam. Ross’s debut historical novel, HUNTING TEDDY ROOSEVELT, is was published by Regal House Press in 2020, and his debut mystery novel, COLDWATER REVENGE, is forthcoming from Level Best Book in April 2021.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54,55+,13-17

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Regal House Publishing

Year Published: 2020

Hard Copy Available