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WOODROW WILSON'S RIGHT HAND: The Life of Colonel Edward M. House

Hodgson, Godfrey

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ISBN 10: 0300092695 / ISBN 13: 9780300092691
Published by Yale University Press, New Haven and London, 2006
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The importance of Colonel Edward M. House in twentieth-century American foreign policy is enormous: from 1913 to 1919 he served not only as intimate friend and chief political adviser to President Woodrow Wilson but also as national security adviser and senior diplomat. Yet the relationship between House and the president ended in a quarrel at the Paris peace conference of 1919¿largely because of Mrs. Wilson¿s hostility to House¿and House has received little sympathetic historical attention since. This extensively researched book reintroduces House and clearly establishes his contributions as one of the greatest American diplomats. A ¿kingmaker ¿ in Texas politics, House joined Wilson¿s campaign in 1912 and soon was traveling through Europe as the president¿s secret agent. He visited Europe repeatedly during World War I and played a major part in drafting Wilson's Fourteen Points and the Covenant of the League of Nations. He tried to stop the war before it began, and to end it by negotiation after it had started. His greatest achievement was to lock both sides into an armistice based on American ideals.Illustrated with two sections of black-and-white and sepia photographs. 335 pp, with Indez. Mint, first edition, first printing, in as new, mylar-protected dust acket. *Packed carefully and shipped in a box to inssure arrival in pristine condition. {Not remainder-marked or price-clipped} BUND. Bookseller Inventory # 023397

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Title: WOODROW WILSON'S RIGHT HAND: The Life of ...

Publisher: Yale University Press, New Haven and London

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Mint

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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The importance of Colonel Edward M. House in twentieth-century American foreign policy is enormous: from 1913 to 1919 he served not only as intimate friend and chief political adviser to President Woodrow Wilson but also as national security adviser and senior diplomat. Yet the relationship between House and the president ended in a quarrel at the Paris peace conference of 1919 largely because of Mrs. Wilson’s hostility to House and House has received little sympathetic historical attention since. This extensively researched book reintroduces House and clearly establishes his contributions as one of the greatest American diplomats.
A kingmaker” in Texas politics, House joined Wilson’s campaign in 1912 and soon was traveling through Europe as the president’s secret agent. He visited Europe repeatedly during World War I and played a major part in drafting Wilson's Fourteen Points and the Covenant of the League of Nations. He tried to stop the war before it began, and to end it by negotiation after it had started. His greatest achievement was to lock both sides into an armistice based on American ideals.

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Godfrey Hodgson is associate fellow, Rothermere American Institute, Oxford University. The author of In Our Time: The United States from World War II to Nixon, Hodgson has also written biographies of Henry L. Stimson and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, as well as the pioneering article about the American foreign policy establishment.



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