PDF or EBOOK (The King and the Cowboy Edward the Seventh and Theodore Roosevelt Secret Partners) ☆ David Fromkin
D after he became king Edward TRIED TO PUT TOGETHER AN ALLIANCE to put together an alliance 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 tc Edward has mostly been portrayed by history as a wastrel who spent 60 years as Prince of Wales whoring and ating 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 there was a lot of substance there too Guy was a and used his influence In a strange set of affairs several of the reigning monarchs of Europe were grandchildren of ueen 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 US 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 How Bertie Willie Nicky and Teedie grew up to change the world And for a brief moment nsured peace among the major powers I ve read three others by Fromkin but this one is a really lightweight Interesting but it s full of places were you xpect detail For xample he notes that in the post Civil War period the US government was completely corrupt No Elisabeth Shue 135 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Elisabeth Shue 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 This book was less about the secret friendship between TR and Edward VII than it was about thevents relationships and political The Man Without a Face entanglements that led up to the first world war Fromkin starts with ueen Victoria then moves on to Bertie then spends a fair bit of time on Willy aka William II before getting around to a fairly light sketch of Theodore Roosevelt As a matter fact he spent time on these people as individuals than he did in demonstra. Of Paris Edward had previously been regarded as a bon vivant The publicven ueen 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 1901 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 1906 they worked together to dis. Ting how they worked together I still learned a lot about the period Edward VII Kaiser William II and TR 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 ach man and then we are shown how their politics and personal beliefs brought them Together When To The when to the person it would have seen they were vastly apartMr Fromkin writes a very readable biography with clear and precise historical vents in the background We are led from Gone (Gone, each man s infancy to the start of World War One Finally we stand by asach man passes awayAlso se 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 Threads Of The Shroud 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 recentxhortations 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 "some what mortified 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 nough 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 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 UICK BOOK WELL WRITTEN. uick book well written. 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 vents 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 Untitled. 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 thearly vents that determined the course of the century.