The King and the Cowboy

Theodore Roosevelt and Edward the Seventh, Secret Partners

David Fromkin - Author

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ISBN 9780143116189 | 272 pages | 24 Nov 2009 | Penguin | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
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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.

"Thrilling and unexpected."
-Johann Hari, The New York Times Book Review

"A joy to read."
-Library Journal

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