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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 1901, 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. 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.

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About the Author

David Fromkin is professor of international relations, history, and law at Boston University. He is the author of A Peace to End All Peace, a national bestseller that was a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize and that was singled out by the New York Times Book Reviewas one of the thirteen best books of the year in 1989. He lives in New York City.