* Prologue Preparation * A Child of the Civil War: 185865 * Foreign Ventures: 186573 * Oyster Bay: 187376 * Anxious Underclassman: 187677 * A Man of His Own: 187778 * First Love: 187881 Engagement * Crashing the Party: 188183 * The Light That Failed: 188386 * From the Little Missouri to the Potomac: 188689 * Strategic Alliances: 189095 * On the Beat: 189596 * The Cockpit of Empire: 189698 Fulfillment * The Hero in His Element: 1898 * Gunpowder Governor: 189899 * On Their Heads: 18991901 * Suddenly in the Saddle: 1901 * Hand to Hand with the Coal Kings: 1902 * The Kaiser and the Canal: 19023 * The Life of the Party: 1904 * The Logic of Power: 19045 * Square Dealing: 19056 * Neither War nor Quite Peace: 19067 * Heir Apparenting: 1907 * The Breathless End of a Rousing Run: 19089 Restless Still * Lions and Lesser Royalty: 190910 * Retirement Ruined: 191011 * To the Barricades Once More: 1912 * The River of Doubt: 191314 * The Irregulars Return: 191416 Fading To Dusk * The One They Left Behind: 191618 * The Last Romantic: 191819
H. W. Brands is a professor of history at Texas A&M University and author of The Reckless Decade, The Wages of Globalism, and The Devil We Knew.
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