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Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era
     

Woodrow Wilson and the Progressive Era

by Bonnie L. Lukes
 

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Children's Literature
This book details the life and career of President Woodrow Wilson. It begins with an examination of his childhood and continues with a look at his career in academia—including his stint as president of Princeton University—his ascension in the world of politics, and ultimately his tenure as President of the United States. The author attempts to strike a balance in examining the public and private life of Wilson, providing an engaging narrative that the reader should find appealing. In examining the tenure of Wilson as President, there is little analysis of Wilson's policies, as much of the text is spent recounting the events of his presidency. Photographs of Wilson and other significant figures of the time period are a nice supplement to the text. A time line of the major events in Wilson's life and chapter notes are included. Overall, this should prove to be an effective resource for high school students. 2005, Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Ages 14 to 18.
—Mark Love
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-This well-documented, chronological account begins with Wilson's birth in 1856, describes his varied careers, and continues through his death in 1924. A Princeton graduate, Wilson followed an academic career, culminating in his appointment as Princeton's president. Soon after, he was elected governor of New Jersey, then, two years later, President of the United States. The author describes the intense political conflicts of the time, mostly concerning America's involvement in World War I and then in the League of Nations. Lukes's approach is balanced as she maintains a steady chronological narrative. Mention is made of Wilson's romantic involvement with Mary Peck in Bermuda. Good-quality, full-color and black-and-white photos and reproductions appear throughout. This book is more thorough than James T. Rogers's Woodrow Wilson: Visionary for Peace (Facts On File, 1997).-Linda Beck, Indian Valley Public Library, Telford, PA Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931798792
Publisher:
Morgan Reynolds Pub
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Series:
Morgan Reynolds World Leaders Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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