"Provide[s] a panoramic view of America at the turn of the 20th century. . .Davis’s book is a marker of how far the country has come." --Washington Post
"A well-researched, highly readable treatment of an important era in racial relations, encapsulated in the meeting of two of the era’s most significant men."
, starred review
"This is history that excites. This is history that inspires. And this is history that will make readers sit up all night."
—Betty DeRamus, author of Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories from the Underground Railroad
and Freedom by Any Means.
“In fluid prose and with clear respect for her subject matter, Davis paints a vivid picture of race relations at the turn of the 20th century – a story resonating with today’s fraught political and racial landscape.” – Publishers Weekly
“Valuable because it gives us not only a picture of how things have changed in the century since TR was President but also how much really hasn’t changed.”
--The Moderate Voice
“[Davis] does an excellent job of sketching the backgorund of this remarkable period." -- Wilmington Star News
About the Author
Deborah Davis is the author of Fabritius and the Goldfinch: A True Story of Art, Tragedy, and Immortality
; Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation
; Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X
; Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball
; and Gilded: How Newport Became the Richest Resort in America
. She formerly worked as an executive, story editor, and story analyst for several major film companies.