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Excellent book, filled with the reasons and portents of WWI Interesting similarities and styles of TR and Edward VII that I had not known about Short, quick book, well written. How Bertie, Willie, Nicky and Teedie grew up to change the world And for a brief moment, ensured peace among the major powers. EBOOK ♷ The King and the Cowboy: Edward the Seventh and Theodore Roosevelt--Secret Partners ☨ The Story Of The Unlikely Friendship Between King Edward The Seventh Of England And President Theodore Roosevelt, Which Became The Catalyst For An International Power Shift And The Beginning Of The American Century In The King And The Cowboy, Renowned Historian David Fromkin Reveals How Two Unlikely World Leaders Edward The Seventh Of England And Theodore Roosevelt Recast Themselves As Respected Political Players And Established A Friendship That Would Shape The Course Of The Twentieth Century In Ways Never Anticipated In , These Two Colorful Public Figures Inherited The Leadership Of The English Speaking Countries Following The Death Of His Mother, Queen Victoria, Edward Ascended The Throne A Lover Of Fine Food, Drink, Beautiful Women, And The Pleasure Seeking Culture Of Paris, Edward Had Previously Been Regarded As A Bon Vivant The Public Even Queen Victoria Herself Doubted Edward S Ability To Rule The British Empire Yet Edward Would Surprise The World With His Leadership And His Canny Understanding Of The Fragility Of The British Empire At The Apex Of Its Global Power Across The Atlantic, Vice President Roosevelt The Aristocrat From Manhattan Who Fashioned His Own Legend, Going West To Become A Cowboy Succeeded To The Presidency After President McKinley S Assassination Rising Above Criticism, Roosevelt Became One Of The Nation S Most Beloved Presidents The King And The Cowboy Provides New Perspective On Both Edward And Roosevelt, Revealing How, At The Oft Forgotten Algeciras Conference Of , They Worked Together To Dispel The Shadow Cast Over World Affairs By Edward S Ill Tempered, Power Hungry Nephew, Kaiser Wilhelm II Of Germany At Algeciras, The US And Major European Powers Allied With Britain In Protest Of Germany S Bid For Moroccan Independence In An Unlikely Turn Of Events, The Conference Served To Isolate Germany And Set The Groundwork For The Forging Of The Allied Forces The King And The Cowboy Is An Intimate Study Of Two Extraordinary Statesmen Who In Part Because Of Their Alliance At Algeciras Would Become Lauded International Figures Focusing In Particular On Edward The Seventh S And Theodore Roosevelt S Influence On Twentieth Century Foreign Affairs, Fromkin S Character Driven History Sheds New Light On The Early Events That Determined The Course Of The Century The cover art first attracted my attention, then the title, then I stopped and pulled this slim volume out to read the blurb on the fly covers It was about two men in history that have always caught my attention, King Edward VII, and President Theodore Roosevelt In this novel we have a profile of each man and then we are shown how their politics and personal beliefs brought them together, when to the average person, it would have seen they were vastly apart.Mr Fromkin writes a very readable biography with clear and precise historical events in the background We are led from each man s infancy to the start of World War One Finally, we stand by as each man passes away.Also, several rumors are laid to rest, while other fascinating quirks are revealed to us readers.This was an outstanding glimpse of history and persons who led to the world we live in today I will explore of Mr Fromkin s novels. This is about the 20th book I ve read about Theodore Roosevelt While the book is not a bad book, the general idea of the book is not well proved by the end Essentially it tries to show that there was some sort of secret collusion between the court of Edward VII and the 26th presidents cabinet There clearly was, but really it just seemed like the typical sort of thing Roosevelt would do Despite recent exhortations of warmongering in books such as The War Lovers Roosevelt spent an inordinate amount of time trying to follow his own words Walk softly and carry a big stick I think TR would be some what mortified to find out that this book is basically laying half the blame of World War 1 on his shoulders by maneuvering Germany into a corner Surely had he been able to he likely would have tried to do what he did in the Russo Japanese war which preceded it, negotiate some sort of peace accord between the Entente and Central Powers I seriously doubt he would have gotten the US involved in the war in the way that Woodrow Wilson did All in all the book wasn t so much disappointing as it just didn t really offer any new insights I m already familiar enough with the details of this precipitous time period through reading Biographies of Winston Churchill, Theodore Roosevelt, and books such as Dreadnaught that this book just didn t really have anything new in it for me. It seems like this book suffers from mislabeling It works really well as a short primer to World War I, but the relationship between TR and King Edward is such a minimal part of the book, I can t see why they titled it the way they did Unless it was just to spark interest Fromkin spends a good bit of time, roughly the first half of the text talking about Queen Victoria, King Edward and Kaiser Wilhelm Then there s a brief sketch of Roosevelt, and then a bit about the Edward and Teddy working together But I don t think you ever even see them together Yes, they ended up being on the same side of a political issue, but it wasn t fully explained how that was due to a secret alliance, instead it seemed to be entirely based on other external reasons So while I found this to be informative and easy to read, it never really lived up to the expectations I had based on the title. I ve read three others by Fromkin but this one is a really lightweight Interesting but it s full of places were you expect detail For example he notes that in the post Civil War period the US government was completely corrupt No examples No details Perhaps it s that Fromkin was trying to write a lighter weight book but didn t do so consistently The relationship between the Edward VII and Theodore Roosevelt who never actually met does not come off as all that significant. Interesting theory, but I would be wary of declaring that he really proved it that Ed VII and TR were secret partners with a shared view that the US and GB must have a special relationship in order to save the world from Ed VII s crazy nevvy kaiser bill The footnotes got fewer and farther between as the book ended. Pretty good history of the relationships between Albert Edward, Prince of Wales and son of Queen Victoria, who became King Edward VII Theodore Roosevelt and the psychologically disturbed nephew of Edward, and grandson of Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm II During the late 19th century and after he became king, Edward tried to put together an alliance between France and Britain, along with Russia to block Germany, who as favored by Victoria, Victoria considered herself and her family Germans, tried to get all her sons and relatives to marry German princesses, etc Edward has mostly been portrayed by history as a wastrel, who spent 60 years as Prince of Wales whoring and eating his way around the world and pasting stamps in a book Certainly, his philandering makes Bill Clinton look like Don Knotts, but there was a lot of substance there, too Guy was a player and used his influence In a strange set of affairs, several of the reigning monarchs of Europe were grandchildren of Queen Victoria in the late nineteenth century, including Tsar Nicholas II and Wilhelm None of this helped stop the Great War, however This books culminates in the Algeciras Conference of 1906 which determined what would become of Morocco Germany favored independence, France wanted to make it a possession Britain favored France and the U.S secretly did too, while appearing to be neutral After 1906, the participants and their alliances were all set for 1914, and the rest is history Great biographic details about Victoria, her husband Albert, Edward, Kaiser Wilhelm and the German monarchy and Teddy. I, like many of the other reviews here, think this book was poorly titled, but I don t think it deserves the overall lower rating the writing is fluid, easy to read and follow, the stories engaging, and everything was weaved together by the end I would like to read history books written by him, I think he did an excellent job The book starts off with Victoria and Albert deciding how to raise their heir, then deciding that they didn t want him to be the heir, thwarting him along the way The first three sections of this book focuses on a biography of the three main men, Bertie, Kaiser Wilhelm, and Teddy Roosevelt, then the final sections cover the things proposed in the title primarily covering the Cordiale Entente and the Algeciras Affair and TR and Edward VII s involvement I think Wilhelm should have been mentioned in the title, and definitely in the description.