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Mr. Wilson's War-From the assination of McKinnley to the Defeat of the League of Nations
Mr Wilson's War-From the assination of McKinnley to the Defeat of the League of Nations Author:John Dos Passos Mr. Wilson's War is the story of the war we won and the peace we lost. — The Mainstream of America Series portrays the entire sweep of American history--from the earliest days of exploration to the recent decades of turmoil and achievement. Presented in terms of a narrative, this way of projecting the story of America is revolutionizing the read... more »ing and enjoyment of history.
This copy: Beginning with the assassination of McKinley and ending with the defeat of the League of Nations by the United States Senate, the twenty year period covered by John Dos Pasos in this lucid fascinating narrative changed the whole destiny of America....told with a clear historical perspective and a warm interest in the remarkable people who guided the United States through one of its most crucial periods.
Foremost in the cast of characters is Woodrow Wilson, the shy, brilliant, revered and misunderstood "schoolmaster", whose administration was a complex of apparent contradictions. Wilson had almost no interest in foreigh affairs when he was first elected, yet later, in proposing the League of Nations, he was to play a major role in international politics. During his first summer in office, without any previous experience in banking, he pushed through the Federal Reserve Bank Act, which was probably his most lasting contribution. Re elected in 1916 on the rallying cry: "He kept us out of war", he shortly found himself and his country inextricably involved in the European conflict.« less