The King and the Cowboy by David Fromkin
Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners

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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.


About David Fromkin

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David Fromkin is University Professor and Professor of History at Boston University. He is the author of In the Time of the Americans, a History Book Club selection, and the national best-seller A Peace to End All Peace, which was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize and was singled out by the New York Times Book Review as one of the thirteen "Best Books of the Year" in 1989. He lives in New York City.
Published September 11, 2008 by Penguin Books. 284 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel, War. Non-fiction

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How Britain's playboy king and America's cowboy president forged the modern Anglo-American partnership.

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David Fromkin explores the odd political allegiance between President Theodore Roosevelt and King Edward VII of Britain.

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In this problematic book, Boston University professor Fromkin (A Peace to End All Peace ) asserts a personal strategic relationship between president Theodore Roo

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