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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
Feb 26, 2011 Mark Singer rated it really liked it
This is a good introduction to the dual story of US President Woodrow Wilson and the American intervention in the Great War. The phrase "tragic figure" is an overused cliche, but best describes Wilson near the end of his second term as President. He was idealistic, and refused to see any value in the opinions of his political opponents. His absolute unwillingness to compromise with the Republicans in the US Senate, combined with his stroke, led to the Senate rejection of the Versailles treaty an ...more
Dec 22, 2010 Craig rated it liked it · 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 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 and a PhD from Yale University in 1951, ...moreMore about Robert H. Ferrell...
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