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The Ordeal of Woodrow Wilson

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Hoover's book was meant as a tribute to his former chief, but is ti easy to suspect that anger and hurt might underlie a portrayal that presents the worst as well as the best in one of our greatest statesmen. What makes Hoover's memoir especially valuable to readers already familiar with the story are matters of tone and interpretation which Hoover himself... probably did ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Woodrow Wilson Center Press
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Ann
There is much information about the Treaty of Versailles and why it was going to cause another war. I gained a better understanding of President Wilson and respect for what he was trying to do for mankind. He would never have approved of the UN because it allows tyrants to be members, unlike the League of Nations, which only admitted democracies. The machinations of the countries involved in the Treaty to end WWI were never ending and shed much light on what the future of Europe would be. The in ...more
Lauren
I read this as part of my research for my final year American History assignment at University. Insightful but not particular helpful to my needs.
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Herbert Clark Hoover, the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933), was a mining engineer and author. As the United States Secretary of Commerce in the 1920s under Presidents Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, he promoted government intervention under the rubric "economic modernization". In the presidential election of 1928 Hoover easily won the Republican nomination. The nation was prospe ...more
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