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Michael F. Blake, a two-time Emmy-winning Makeup Artist, is also a respected film historian and author. His books have been critically praised for their detailed research, passion and knowledge of its subjects.

The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt

The Cowboy President: The American West and the Making of Theodore Roosevelt reveals how his time spent in the Western Dakota Territory helped him recover from an overwhelming personal loss, but more importantly, how it transformed him into the man etched onto Mount Rushmore, a man who is still rated as one of the top five Presidents in American history. Unlike other Roosevelt biographies, The Cowboy President details how the land, the people and the Western code of honor had an enormous impact on Theodore and how this experience influenced him in his later years.