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Woodrow Wilson (American Presidents)

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A comprehensive account of the rise and fall of one of the major shapers of American foreign policy

On the eve of his inauguration as president, Woodrow Wilson commented, "It would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs." As America was drawn into the Great War in Europe, Wilson drew on his scholarship, his principles, and the political savvy of his advisors to overcome his ignorance of world affairs and lead the country out of isolationism. The product of his efforts--his vision of the United States as a nation uniquely suited for moral leadership by virtue of its democratic tradition--is a view of foreign policy that is still in place today.

Acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands offers a clear, well-informed, and timely account of Wilsons unusual route to the White House, his campaign against corporate interests, his struggles with rivals at home and allies abroad, and his decline in popularity and health following the rejection by Congress of his League of Nations. Wilson emerges as a fascinating man of great oratorical power, depth of thought, and purity of intention.

Review:

"Though recent events cast doubt on Brands's statement that Wilson's views...have triumphed...his contribution to the American Presidents series, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, is a stirring reminder of the ideals that underlie American policy." Publishers Weekly

Synopsis:

Praise for H. W. Brands: "Clear and sprightly ... Rich in the description of settings, personalities, and action ... It offers a lively re-introduction of Franklin ..." — The New Republic, on The First American

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-156) and index.

Synopsis:

An acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist offers a clear, comprehensive, and timely account of Wilson's unusual route to the White House, his campaign against corporate interests, and his decline in popularity and health following the rejection by Congress of his League of Nations.

About the Author

H. W. Brands is Distinguished Professor of History at Texas A&M University. His previous books include the Pulitzer Prize finalist The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, The Age of Gold, and a biography of Teddy Roosevelt. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805069556
Editor:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Publisher:
Times Books
Editor:
Schlesinger, Arthur Meier, Jr.
Author:
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Author:
Rohan, Richard
Author:
Brands, H. W.
Author:
Schlesinger, Arthur M.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Presidents & Heads of State
Subject:
Presidents -- United States.
Subject:
Wilson, Woodrow
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Biography-Presidents and Heads of State
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
First Times
Series:
American Presidents
Series Volume:
10194
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw illus
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 in

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Product details 192 pages Times Books - English 9780805069556 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Though recent events cast doubt on Brands's statement that Wilson's views...have triumphed...his contribution to the American Presidents series, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, is a stirring reminder of the ideals that underlie American policy." Publishers Weekly
"Synopsis" by , Praise for H. W. Brands: "Clear and sprightly ... Rich in the description of settings, personalities, and action ... It offers a lively re-introduction of Franklin ..." — The New Republic, on The First American
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-156) and index.
"Synopsis" by , An acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist offers a clear, comprehensive, and timely account of Wilson's unusual route to the White House, his campaign against corporate interests, and his decline in popularity and health following the rejection by Congress of his League of Nations.
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