Woodrow Wilson and the American Diplomatic Tradition: The Treaty Fight in Perspective / Edition 1

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $9.73
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 78%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $9.73   
  • New (6) from $27.95   
  • Used (7) from $9.73   


Woodrow Wilson's contributions to the creation of the League of Nations as well as his failures in the Senate battles over the Versailles treaty are stressed in this account of his leadership in international affairs.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"There has been a gap in the subject [of American involvement in the founding of the League of Nations] which Lloyd E. Ambrosius has now filled with his lucid and comprehensive narrative. On the basis of quite remarkably extensive research in private papers as well as published sources, Ambrosius traces the story of the League from Wilson's adoption of the ideal while America was still neutral through the Paris peace conference and the proceedings of the Senate to the election of 1920 which, as Ambrosius convincingly shows, represented the emphatic repudiation of Wilson and his League." John A. Thompson in the Times Higher Education Supplement

"Lloyd E. Ambrosius offers an ambitious reinterpretation of the U.S. Senate's rejection of the Versailles treaty, the first of the 'great debates' over the role of the United States in world politics. Ambrosius is most successful in clarifying the day-to-day politics of the treaty fight, especially the manoeuvres of Lodge and his minions. This aspect guarantees the utility of Woodrow Wilson and the American Diplomatic Tradition to historians of Wilson and the First World War." David F. Trask, International History Review

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521385855
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/2004
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction: Wilson's new world; 2. Origins of Wilson's league of nations idea; 3. Drafting of the League of Nations Covenant; 4. American criticism of Wilson's peacemaking; 5. Revision of the League of Nations Covenant; 6. The question of control at home and abroad; 7. The Versailles Treaty in the Senate; 8. American rejection of the Versailles peace; 9. The aftermath of Wilson's peacemaking; 10. Epilogue: Wilson's legacy; Bibliography; Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)