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“Reads like a thriller . . . A hair-raising chronicle.” —Houston Chronicle
“One of the strangest periods in the history of the US Presidency . . . Dramatic and deeply moving.” —New York Herald Tribune
“A tragedy, brilliantly told.” —Life
“All the elements of a Greek tragedy.” —TheChristian Science Monitor
“Brilliant. With this book we see Wilson as much more than one of the great American presidents. He becomes real as a human being.” —Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey
“A bold, sensitive picture of one of history’s most enigmatic figures.” —Chicago American
“The most interesting history since Winston Churchill.” —Dwight MacDonald
“Remarkable . . . A pageant restoring a time long ago as if it were yesterday.” —Book-of-the-Month Club News
“A skillful, and well documented, report on a unique, terrible and confused moment in history which centers on the death agonies of a dream of world peace and the man who dedicated his life to it.” —Kirkus Reviews
“[Smith’s] book has penetrated the curtain of silence that obscured Woodrow Wilson’s last years and has produced a human being.” —Chicago Tribune
About the Author
- ASIN : B01J6YXJL2
- Publisher : Open Road Media (October 4, 2016)
- Publication date : October 4, 2016
- Language: : English
- File size : 1762 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 322 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #228,019 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After his initial stroke (it wasn't really a stroke), he was rushed home to the White House. He may have had an earlier stroke at the Paris Peace Conference. Wilson was an idealist, who didn't want to negotiate his position down. However, he was the nation's top politician, and he should have accepted half a loaf instead of none. This is why he failed at securing the United States entry in the League of Nations. If he would have been more flexible, he would have secured America's entry.
After reading this account, Wilson should have resigned during his illness. He impaired the nation's ability to react to a crisis. His wife who had only a grade school education was not capable of making good decisions. He then faulted Secretary of State Lansing for convening the cabinet to make decisions during his absence. He then asked for his resignation. He should have been grateful to Lansing and not made him resign, although the Secretary didn't believe in the League of Nations.
Overall this is a good read on the Wilson Administration. It shows the positives and negatives of this very good man.
I have studied Wilson and his family (toured his birthplace, been to his last home on S. Street in Washington, D.C. on several occasions, visited his grave at the National Cathedral; We have a shelf full of books about Woodrow Wilson and even a small bust at the end of the row - so you know our household holds serious students of the man and his life's work.) THIS BOOK IS STILL MY PERSONAL FAVORITE OF ALL WRITTEN ON WOODROW WILSON.
It is an enjoyable book and I would urge anyone wanting a swift and fascinating read to grab a copy! (SWIFT - because you can't put it down till you have gotten to the last page.)