The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 11, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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An intimate look at two extraordinary figures and their secret collaboration?one that turned the alliance structure of the political world upside down

In this character-driven study, acclaimed historian and bestselling author David Fromkin reveals how two colorful figures?Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh? assumed leadership of the English-speaking world at the beginning of the twentieth century. As human beings, the two men could hardly have been more different. Edward, a lover of fine food, drink, beautiful women, and the pleasure-seeking culture of Paris, had previously been regarded as nothing more than a playboy. Across the Atlantic, Theodore Roosevelt, the aristocrat from Manhattan and self-made cowboy, would rise above his critics to become one of the nation?s most beloved presidents. Together, they wrote the agenda for the North Atlantic democracies of the twentieth century.


  

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Review: The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

I read Fromkin's book about the 'creation' of the modern MIddle East, A Peace to End All Peace, and was thoroughly impressed, so I had high hopes for this small book. I was very disappointed. The ... Read full review

Review: The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

A really weak premise and confusing attempt to validate it. There isn't much relationship between the two main characters. Thus, the book is split into two barely related and almost young adult-like bios. Read full review

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Historian David Fromkin is a professor at Boston University and the author of several acclaimed books of nonfiction. He lives in New York City.

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