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The Ambassadorial Diary of John W. Davis: The Court of St. James 1918-1921
     

The Ambassadorial Diary of John W. Davis: The Court of St. James 1918-1921

by JULIA DAVIS, DOLORE A. FLEMING
 

John W. Davis (1873-1955) was the most important national politician to call West Virginia home. Nominated for president by the Democratic Party in 1924, Davis lost to the incumbent Calvin Coolidge. This diary is an engaging day-by-day account of Davis's service as U.S. ambassador to England at a pivotal point in modern history. The recent World War and Russian

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John W. Davis (1873-1955) was the most important national politician to call West Virginia home. Nominated for president by the Democratic Party in 1924, Davis lost to the incumbent Calvin Coolidge. This diary is an engaging day-by-day account of Davis's service as U.S. ambassador to England at a pivotal point in modern history. The recent World War and Russian Revolution, the new thirst for oil, the old strife in Ireland, and the final days of the Wilson presidency fill this diary with enduring significance. Davis also offers a look at the personalities which shaped the post-war world and describes the pageantry and social life of America's most coveted ambassadorial assignment.

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"British leaders esteemed John W. Davis for his dignity and grace, his sensitivity and fair-mindedness, and to a surprising degree they gave him their confidence. Diplomatic historians and generalists alike will find much to savor in his thoroughly engaging account of men, policies, and events."  William H. Harbaugh, Ph.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780937058275
Publisher:
West Virginia University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Pages:
479
Product dimensions:
6.92(w) x 10.28(h) x 1.39(d)

Meet the Author

Julia Davis was the daughter of John W. Davis and lived in Charles Town, West Virginia, until the time of her death in 1993 at the age of 92. Dolores A. Fleming is a historian living in Morgantown, West Virginia.

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