Woodrow Wilson (American Presidents Series)by H. W. Brands
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 used his scholarship, his/b>
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Historically accurate, but devoid of detail. The American Presidents Series books tend to be that way. If you're looking for a book that presents dates and events without probing the surface, this is your book. If you want more, go elsewhere. Wilson was a progressive movement leader with rather profound issues of racism, anti-catholicicim, and anti-semitism. Indeed many progressives have these same issues. To gloss over those issues is simplistic.