Woodrow Wilson and World War I, 1917-21 (The New American Nation Series)
The entry of the United States into World War I was a major turning point in the history of the twentieth century, for it assured the victory of the Allies over Imperial Germany in November 1918. In this stirring and scrupulously researched new volume in The New American Nation Series, Robert Ferrell has illuminated the crucial role of Woodrow Wilson as a wartime President...more
Paperback, First Edition, 346 pages
Published April 1st 1985 by Joanna Cotler Books
(first published 1985)
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The entry of the US into WWI in the last year of the war resulted in the defeat of Imperial Germany....not necessarily due to the leadership of the American military (which was poorly prepared) but because of the addition of two million men to the Allied armies, numbers that Germany could not overcome. But when President Woodrow Wilson began to take the leadership of the armistice treaty and negotiating with Germany without consulting England, France or Italy, the in-fighting among the Allies be...more
Dec 26, 2010 Craig rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Decent look at U.S. diplomatic history during World War I. A little dated (book came out in mid 1970s), but some good insight I hadn't read elsewhere. Does offer particuarly good analysis of President Wilson's incapacities following his stroke.
Robert Hugh Ferrell (born May 8, 1921, in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American historian and author of several books on Harry S. Truman and the diplomatic history of the United States. He served in the U.S. Army Air Forces during the Second World War and was an intelligence analyst in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He received a B.S. in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1946 a...moreMore about Robert H. Ferrell...