Woodrow Wilson: Essential Writings and Speeches of the Scholar-President

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From the Ivy League to the oval office, Woodrow Wilson was the only professional scholar to become a U.S. president. A professor of history and political science, Wilson became the dynamic president of Princeton University in 1902 and was one of its most prolific scholars before entering active politics. Through his labors as student, scholar, and statesman, he left a legacy of elegant writings on everything from educational reform to religion to history and politics.

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From the Ivy League to the oval office, Woodrow Wilson was the only professional scholar to become a U.S. president. A professor of history and political science, Wilson became the dynamic president of Princeton University in 1902 and was one of its most prolific scholars before entering active politics. Through his labors as student, scholar, and statesman, he left a legacy of elegant writings on everything from educational reform to religion to history and politics.

Woodrow Wilson: Essential Writings and Speeches of the Scholar-President collects Wilson’s most influential work, from early essays on religion to his famous “Fourteen Points” speech, which introduced the idea of the League of Nations. Among the last of the presidents to write his own speeches, Wilson left behind works which offer impressive insights into his mind and his age.

Deeply religious, Wilson looked to his faith to guide his life and wrote candidly about the connection. A passionate advocate of liberal learning, he broadcast his ideas on educational reform with missionary intensity. In politics he moved from a traditional nineteenth-century conservative view of government to a progressive, international vision which transformed American politics in the new century. His writings allow us to trace the intellectual struggle that took the nation from a position of neutrality in World War I to its role as a central player on the world stage.

Penetrating and eloquent, the works gathered here represent the best and the most important of Wilson’s writings that retain enduring interest. A rich repository of ideas on the American people and America’s purpose in the world, these works reveal the thoughts of one of the most acute analysts and actors in the drama of American politics.

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“DiNunzio suggests that Woodrow Wilson was the first and only scholar-president. Wilson remade Princeton University as a first-rate bastion of liberal-arts learning as its first layman president before serving as New Jersey governor and later ushering the nation through the Progressive Era and into World War I.”
-Timeoff
Library Journal
Woodrow Wilson, as noted here by editor DiNunzio (history, Providence Coll.; American Democracy and the Authoritarian Tradition of the West), is the only professional scholar to have reached the White House. (He held professorships in history, political economy, and jurisprudence before becoming president of Princeton University.) Here DiNunzio has selected and briefly annotated 49 of Wilson's writings, presenting them with a 40-page introduction, a chronology, a short bibliography, and a handful of photographs. The book's eight sections include essays by Wilson on religion, education, and political science; his biographical sketches of Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and others; and his speeches as New Jersey politician and governor, presidential candidate, and, finally, President of the United States. While some material, particularly from the White House years, duplicates the content of prior collections, such as Ronald J. Pestritto's Woodrow Wilson: The Essential Political Writings, DiNunzio has weighted his selections toward Wilson's prepresidential career, making much of the book unique. An optional choice for academic and large public libraries.-Robert F. Nardini, Chichester, NH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780814719848
  • Publisher: New York University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2006
  • Pages: 429
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mario R. DiNunzio is professor of history at Providence College. He is the author of Theodore Roosevelt and American Democracy and the Authoritarian Tradition of the West.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chronology
Preface
Introduction
Woodrow Wilson: Scholar-President
1 On Religion
2 Biographical Sketches
3 On Education and Scholarship
4 The Historian
5 The Political Scientist
6 New Jersey Politics
7 Road to the White House
8 President Wilson
Bibliography
Index
About the Editor

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