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The foes
by Steve Joos

Saturday, July 12, 2003
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I received the book "Theodore Rex" for Christmas in 2001 and while I was reading it, I also stumbled across the "American Experience" biography of Woodrow Wilson one night. This work is a comparison-contrast of the two leading figures of early 20th Century American history and how that history is sometimes shaped, often for the better, by adversarial relationships.

There they are, face to face,

Jowl to jowl, eye to eye.


A high-pitched man

of cowboy ways.

A vigorous man

in prince-nez glasses.


A studious man, tall and erect

The stern, gaunt glint

of the schoolmaster.

A Rough Rider challenging

a peaceful man who made war,

but could not win justice.


A Trust-buster who battled

a man of similar thoughts

over a far away conflict.


The coiner of weasel-words

who tried to open doors,

but fell to those around him.


The Republican warrior-patriot

who reminded us that

it is not the company

or the President who is

due unquestioning praise.


Through what eyes do the titans

of our story view each other?

Some, through the boyish awe

of hero worship, others through

the trusting gaze of family,


And yet others

through the steel-eyed

glare one reserves for foes.


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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/17/2006
well said
Reviewed by Lawrance Lux 10/1/2003
Elihu Root was hated by Teddy Roosevelt, for refusing to allow an American empire. Wilson was detested, because he presented an alternative vision. lgl
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 7/17/2003
This was great..enjoyed reading this very much, excellent!

Reindeer
Reviewed by jude forese 7/12/2003
well devised
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 7/12/2003
Excellent read
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