Woodrow Wilson was born a child of the South complete with the prejudices so often associated with the genteel white society of his birth. The son of a minister, Wilson was an extraordinary student and became a brilliant professor at Princeton. After becoming President of the prestigious University, he was selected by the political powers to become Governor of New Jersey. But Wilson's individualism put him at odds with the bosses but adored by the masses. In 1912 he ran as a progressive Democrat for President against the incumbent Taft and former President Roosevelt and bested them both. He kept the nation out of war until the war came to him. Successfully defeating the enemy, Wilson strove for a peace that would end war. In the midst of his campaign for the League of Nations he suffered a debilitating stroke from which he would only barely recover. His intellectual abilities were immense. He is still greatly revered as one of the nation's greatest leaders. Join historian Keith Pruitt as he introduces the reader to this remarkable man.
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About the Author
From the time he was in elementary school, Keith Pruitt has been fascinated with Presidents. Over the past thirty plus years, he has thorough researched each person who has held the office, visited their homes, all but four of their graves, their Presidential Libraries, and has gotten to know them as people. Come along as historian Keith Pruitt introduces the reader to the remarkable academic scholar who became President--Woodrow Wilson