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 Wilson’s 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.
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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.
This work is part of a series of short biographies of U.S. presidents written by distinguished American historians. This volume about our 28th president is written by distinguished American historian H. W. Brands. The reader, Richard Rohan, uses a strong tenor voice that sounds professorial but never pedantic. Rohan clearly communicates the highs and lows of a life filled with significant events such as war, peace, and political transformation. The work is enjoyable to the ear, although in a few spots the pace is too quick to take it all in. M.L.C. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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