The King and the Cowboy: Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners
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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - librisissimo - LibraryThing
Entertaining, and easily digested because it treats only one small portion of the life of two large personalities. Gives some insight into both Teddy and the Prince. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - iftyzaidi - LibraryThing
International Relations expert and Historian David Fromkin delivers a slim, elegant little book which puts forward the claim that there was a special relationship between Theodore Roosevelt (the ... Read full review