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Woodrow Wilson

By John Milton Cooper, Jr.
  • ISBN Code: : 0307273016
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 720
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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The first major biography of America’s twenty-eighth president in nearly two decades, from one of America’s foremost Woodrow Wilson scholars. A Democrat who reclaimed the White House after sixteen years of Republican administrations, Wilson was a transformative president—he helped create the regulatory bodies and legislation that prefigured FDR’s New Deal and would prove central to governance through the early twenty-first century, including the Federal Reserve system and the Clayton Antitrust Act; he guided the nation through World War I; and, although his advocacy in favor of joining the League of Nations proved unsuccessful, he nonetheless established a new way of thinking about international relations that would carry America into the United Nations era. Yet Wilson also steadfastly resisted progress for civil rights, while his attorney general launched an aggressive attack on civil liberties. Even as he reminds us of the foundational scope of Wilson’s domestic policy achievements, John Milton Cooper, Jr., reshapes our understanding of the man himself: his Wilson is warm and gracious—not at all the dour puritan of popular imagination. As the president of Princeton, his encounters with the often rancorous battles of academe prepared him for state and national politics. Just two years after he was elected governor of New Jersey, Wilson, now a leader in the progressive movement, won the Democratic presidential nomination and went on to defeat Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft in one of the twentieth century’s most memorable presidential elections. Ever the professor, Wilson relied on the strength of his intellectual convictions and the power of reason to win over the American people. John Milton Cooper, Jr., gives us a vigorous, lasting record of Wilson’s life and achievements. This is a long overdue, revelatory portrait of one of our most important presidents—particularly resonant now, as another president seeks to change the way government relates to the people and regulates the economy.

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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 1412820170
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Political Science
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A study of congressional government, written by Woodrow Wilson as a student. It covers: the need for a federal constitution; the functions of the House of Representatives; taxation and financial administration; the Senate's role in the legislative process; the electoral system; and more.

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  • Total of Pages : 832
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, "a brilliant biography"* of the 28th president of the United States. *Doris Kearns Goodwin One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize–winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson—the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the twenty-eighth President. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg was the first biographer to gain access to two recently discovered caches of papers belonging to those close to Wilson. From this material, Berg was able to add countless details—even several unknown events—that fill in missing pieces of Wilson’s character, and cast new light on his entire life. From the visionary Princeton professor who constructed a model for higher education in America to the architect of the ill-fated League of Nations, from the devout Commander in Chief who ushered the country through its first great World War to the widower of intense passion and turbulence who wooed a second wife with hundreds of astonishing love letters, from the idealist determined to make the world “safe for democracy” to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity—and the subterfuges around it—were among the century’s greatest secrets, from the trailblazer whose ideas paved the way for the New Deal and the Progressive administrations that followed to the politician whose partisan battles with his opponents left him a broken man, and ultimately, a tragic figure—this is a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of Wilson’s life, accomplishments, and failings. This is not just Wilson the icon—but Wilson the man. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

When the Cheering Stopped

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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504039742
  • Total of Pages : 304
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The poignant true story of an American president struck by tragedy at the height of his glory. This New York Times bestseller vividly chronicles the stunning decline in Woodrow Wilson’s fortunes after World War I and draws back the curtain on one of the strangest episodes in the history of the American presidency. Author Gene Smith brilliantly captures the drama and excitement of Wilson’s efforts at the Paris Peace Conference to forge a lasting concord between enemies, and his remarkable coast-to-coast tour to sway national opinion in favor of the League of Nations. During this grueling jaunt across 8,000 miles in less than a month, Wilson suffered a debilitating stroke that left him an invalid and a recluse, shrouding his final years in office in shadow and mystery. In graceful and dramatic prose, Smith portrays a White House mired in secrets, with a commander in chief kept behind closed doors, unseen by anyone except his doctor and his devoted second wife, Edith Galt Wilson, a woman of strong will with less than an elementary school education who, for all intents and purposes, led the government of the most powerful nation in the world for two years. When the Cheering Stopped is a gripping true story of duty, courage, and deceit, and an unforgettable portrait of a visionary leader whose valiant struggle and tragic fall changed the course of world history.

Woodrow Wilson

By William Bullitt
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351298984
  • Total of Pages : 307
  • Category : Political Science
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This volume originated when William C. Bullitt began working on a book of studies of the principle personalities surrounding the Treaty of Versailles. In discussing this project with Sigmund Freud, the idea arose of a collaborative work on Woodrow Wilson. They worked on the book for ten years, reading all of Wilson's published books and speeches as well as volumes written about Wilson. After perusing this material, Bullitt and Freud realized that they could not write an analysis of Wilson's character unless they deepened their understanding of his nature with private, unpublished information from his intimates. They then set out to collect diaries, letters, records, and memoranda from various associates of Wilson.Freud writes in his introduction that he did not begin this study with an objective view of Wilson, but rather held an unsympathetic view of him. But he goes on to say that while reading through materials about Wilson, his strong emotions underwent a thorough subjugation. He describes Wilson as a person for whom mere facts held no significance; he esteemed highly nothing but human motives and opinions. As a result, writes Freud, it was natural for him in his thinking to ignore the facts of the real outer world, even to deny they existed if they conflicted with his hopes and wishes. This habit of thought is visible in his contacts with others. Freud also notes that there was an intimate connection between Wilson's alienation from the world of reality and his religious convictions.The book opens with a thirty-page biography of Wilson written by Bullitt. The collaborative psychological study that makes up the bulk of the volume then follows. Woodrow Wilson provides readers with a more intimate knowledge of the man, which in turn leads to a more exact estimate of his achievements. This intriguing psychoanalytic study will be of continuing interest to historians, political scientists, psychologists, and sociologists.

The Free Life

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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 27
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The years presently quickened their pace, you remember, and when we became schoolboys the world grew more definite about us: there were fewer dreams and more realities. But the paths were still sheltered and delightful. There was no anxious shifting for ourselves: the plan of our days was made for us. They were still free days, made for sport and pleasure. School hours and study only gave zest to play and to all the unchartered liberties of the mind. We did not come upon short days and engrossing tasks and the feeling that work was the veritable master in all things until we got to college ; and even there we kept, perhaps kept too long, the spirit of boys, and made the work as much as might be an incident still, and not an occupa- tion.

A Companion to Woodrow Wilson

By Ross A. Kennedy
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118445406
  • Total of Pages : 680
  • Category : History
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A Companion to Woodrow Wilson presents a compilation ofessays contributed by various scholars in the field that cover allaspects of the life and career of America’s 28thpresident. Represents the only current anthology of essays to introducereaders to the scholarship on all aspects of Wilson's life andcareer Offers a 'one stop' destination for anyone interested inunderstanding how the scholarship on Wilson has evolved and whereit stands now

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"Woodrow Wilson as I Know Him" by Joseph P. Tumulty. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

On Being Human

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  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1596051574
  • Total of Pages : 64
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Woodrow Wilsonis philosophical essay on what makes a person ihuman.i Originally written in 1897 by the 28th president of the United States, this essay underlines the necessity for everyone in the modern world to embrace humane behavior.

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  • Book Code : 1317891295
  • Total of Pages : 284
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Most famous in Europe for his efforts to establish the League of Nations under US leadership at the end of the First World War, Woodrow Wilson stands as one of America’s most influential and visionary presidents. A Democrat who pursued progressive domestic policies during his first term in office, he despised European colonialism and believed that the recipe for world peace was the self-determination of all peoples, particularly those under the yoke of the vast Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian Empires. His efforts to resist heavy reparations on Germany fell on deaf ears, while the refusal of France, Russia and Britain to accept a League of Nations led by America, together with the US Senate’s refusal to ratify the League, led to its ultimate failure. Woodrow Wilson has traditionally been seen by both admirers and critics as an idealist and a heroic martyr to the cause of internationalism. But John Thompson takes a different view, arguing that Wilson was a pragmatist, whose foreign policy was flexible and responsive to pressures and events. His conclusion, that Wilson was in fact an exceptionally skilful politician, who succeeded in maintaining national unity whilst leading America onto the world stage for the first time in its history, offers a challenging interpretation for anyone interested in the man and his era.

Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait?

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1501177788
  • Total of Pages : 304
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In this “heroic narrative” (The Wall Street Journal), discover the inspiring and timely account of the complex relationship between leading suffragist Alice Paul and President Woodrow Wilson in her fight for women’s equality. Woodrow Wilson lands in Washington, DC, in March of 1913, a day before he is set to take the presidential oath of office. He is surprised by the modest turnout. The crowds and reporters are blocks away from Union Station, watching a parade of eight thousand suffragists on Pennsylvania Avenue in a first-of-its-kind protest organized by a twenty-five-year-old activist named Alice Paul. The next day, The New York Times calls the procession “one of the most impressively beautiful spectacles ever staged in this country.” Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? weaves together two storylines: the trajectories of Alice Paul and Woodrow Wilson, two apparent opposites. Paul’s procession of suffragists resulted in her being granted a face-to-face meeting with President Wilson, one that would lead to many meetings and much discussion, but little progress for women. With no equality in sight and patience wearing thin, Paul organized the first group to ever picket in front of the White House lawn—night and day, through sweltering summer mornings and frigid fall nights. From solitary confinement, hunger strikes, and the psychiatric ward to ever more determined activism, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? reveals the courageous, near-death journey it took, spearheaded in no small part by Alice Paul’s leadership, to grant women the right to vote in America. “A remarkable tale” (Kirkus Reviews) and a rousing portrait of a little-known feminist heroine, this is an eye-opening exploration of a crucial moment in American history one century before the Women’s March.

Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: A Personality Study

By Alexander L. George,Juliette L. George
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Woodrow Wilson’s presidential campaign in 1912 marked the beginning of a remarkable personal and political collaboration between Wilson and Colonel Edward M. House. The book traces the complexities of Wilson’s life and career along with his relationship with House, who for almost a decade was his closest behind-the-scenes advisor and confidant. Through the early years of Wilson’s boyhood, his rise to prominence in the academic world, to the presidency of Princeton University and the governorship of New Jersey, the authors analyze the forces and events that shaped Wilson’s character and his actions in the political arena: Wilson’s first administration, his struggles with Congress, American participation in World War I, the Paris Peace Conference, the formation of the League of Nations, the battle with the Senate over the Versailles Peace Treaty, Wilson’s appeal to the nation, and the eventual collapse of his health and his great dream. “Probably tomorrow’s biographies will continue the present tendency toward raiding the social sciences for new research techniques... The fascinating dual biography of Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House by Alexander and Juliette George shows what can and will be done in this field.” John Garraty, The New York Times “The first completely satisfactory account of this strange relationship... excellent and beautifully written.” — Bernard Brodie, World Politics “Fascinating as a study in human relations, important because of the destiny the two men held in their hands.” — Saturday Review “It has never before been told so well... Highly recommended.” — Newsday “Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House: A Personality Study may be counted among the classics in political psychology... it helped to establish a new methodological standard for psychobiography, signaling a significant step in the discipline’s maturation. Additionally, the Georges’ account has become a resource for a number of scholars, particularly political scientists, interested in a psychological perspective on Wilson or on the presidency itself... Woodrow Wilson and Colonel House has remained over the years a vital part of a number of continuing, substantive scholarly debates on Wilson and on the psychobiographical endeavor generally.” — William Friedman, Political Psychology “[A]n interesting and suggestive biography... two historians have nicely drawn upon psychoanalytic principles without in any way doing an injustice to their own responsibilities” — Robert Coles, The New York Review of Books “It is one of the best attributes of this well-written and interesting volume that the authors have managed to set down, as no one has done so well before, the way in which Colonel House coolly took the measure of Wilson’s personality and undertook to ingratiate himself... [T]he authors are thoroughly aware of the vagaries of human nature. The impression throughout the book is one of careful analysis and insight... There is a refreshing unwillingness, on the part of the authors, to bury their narrative in detail, and hence the high points of Wilson’s career come out clearly, and the judgments are likewise sharp and pointed... All in all, a first-rate volume of history.” — Robert H. Ferrell, The Review of Politics “The authors have done their research thoroughly, have presented their arguments convincingly, and have drawn logical conclusions... [They] are to be congratulated upon a job well done.” — George C. Osborn, The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science “The study is well documented and carefully written. It should have enduring value.” — Rupert N. Richardson, The Southwestern Historical Quarterly “The authors have made a valuable contribution to the literature on Woodrow Wilson and opened new possibilities in historical study.” — J. Chal Vinson, The Georgia Historical Quarterly “A commendable little book which should take high place among the one-volume biographies of Woodrow Wilson. It is a well-balanced, smartly-paced work, maturely organized and presented in an engaging... manner. For the general reader interested in good biography well told, the book should have a special and richly deserved appeal.” — Charles Jellison, The American Historical Review

Woodrow Wilson and the World War

By Charles Seymour
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Fiction
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"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Wilson Circle

By Charles E. Neu
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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Book Code : 142144299X
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : History
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Informing vivid biographical sketches with a wide range of recent scholarship, The Wilson Circle shines a light on the exceptional people whose advice impacted the course of a presidency.

Constitutional Government in the United States

By Woodrow Wilson
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  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Book Code : 9781412820288
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Political Science
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A classic of American political science, and a subtle criticism of the American founding fathers produced during the Progressive Era. Woodrow Wilson discusses the three branches of government in the USA - the state, federal and party governments - and the relationship between them.

Woodrow Wilson's Western Tour

By J. Michael Hogan
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  • Publisher : Texas A&M University Press
  • Book Code : 9781585445332
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Political Science
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On September 3, 1919, Woodrow Wilson embarked upon one of the most ambitious and controversial speaking tours in the history of American politics: a grueling 8,000-mile, twenty-two-day tour across the Midwest and Far West in support of the League of Nations. Historians still debate Wilson’s motivations for touring in the first place, but most agree with Thomas Bailey that the tour proved a disastrous blunder. Not only did Wilson collapse before completing his swing around the circle, but the treaty likely would have been defeated even if the tour had succeeded beyond all expectations. Most agree that Wilson’s decision to tour was misguidedthe product of an exaggerated sense of his own persuasiveness, a martyr complex, or even mental illness. In this masterful work, J. Michael Hogan offers the first detailed analysis of Wilsons speeches on the tour, including the most celebrated speech of the campaign, his famous address in Pueblo, Colorado. Assessing the tour in light of Wilsons own scholarly writings about civic discourse and democratic deliberation, Hogan provides new insight into Wilsons failure and a new understanding of this watershed event in the history of American public address. Over the course of the tour, Hogan argues, Wilson abandoned his own principles of oratorical statesmanship and increasingly resorted to the techniques of the propagandist and the demagogue. In the process, he subverted what he himself called the common counsel of public deliberation and foreshadowed some of the worst tendencies of the modern rhetorical presidency.

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When a man comes to himself

By Woodrow Wilson
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Woodrow Wilson and the Lost World of the Oratorical Statesman

By Robert Alexander Kraig
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"Kraig addresses this oversight by examining the rich neo-classical traditions of Anglo-American oratory and statesmanship, the rhetorical pedagogy of the Gilded Age, and the development of Wilson's own political thought. He concludes with consideration of how Wilson's conception of oratorical leadership influenced his innovative conduct of the presidency."--Jacket.

"Brother Woodrow"

By Stockton Axson,Arthur S. Link
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
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  • Total of Pages : 312
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This memoir of Woodrow Wilson is a long-neglected treasure, full of the candid and perceptive observations of Wilson's brother-in-law and close friend, Stockton Axson. A charming and talented scholar of English literature, Axson became one of the few people in whom the reticent Wilson confided freely. Axson and Wilson met in 1884, when Wilson was courting Axson's sister Ellen, while Axson was still a school boy. The friendship of the two men ended only with the president's death in 1924. Axson's fondness for his mentor, "Brother Woodrow," pervades this account, but he is frank in his analysis of Wilson's flaws. As one of only a few personal memoirs of Wilson, this book offers a uniquely intimate view of the "human side" of the introverted president--and a sensitive evocation of the social life of a bygone era. Axson begins with memories of Wilson's father and of Wilson's life as a young man, including his engagement and marriage to Ellen Axson and his early teaching posts. Wilson taught for twelve years at Princeton University before his accession to its presidency, and Axson also taught there during this period. After Wilson began his stormy career as president of Princeton, Axson's bachelor quarters were often a meeting place for the "Wilson faction." His lucid analysis of Wilson's successes and failures as Princeton's president is one of the highlights of the book--and probably the best record of these years of Wilson's life. The book ends with a look behind the scenes of Wilson's career as governor of New Jersey and president of the United States, and an analysis of the growing complexity of his personality. "It is Uncle Joseph [Wilson's father] in him," observed one relative of Wilson's seeming rigidity. From the standpoint of a loving family member, Axson offers a penetrating but sympathetic report on how Wilson changed as he bore the terrible burdens of World War I and its aftermath. Originally published in 1993. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

This Man Was Right

By Hugh J. Schonfield
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  • Publisher : Texianer Verlag
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 136
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The famous historian Hugh J. Schonfield draws together a selection of speeches of Woodrow Wilson and demonstrates this great man’s dream of a better world where all can live in peace. Today, his words still carry a very relevant and timely message in a world yet to learn its lesson, yet we are left asking what happened to America’s vision.”Woodrow Wilson gave up his health and eventually his life in the first attempt, a generation ago, to preserve the world’s peace through united world action. At that time, there were many who said that Wilson had failed. Now we know that it was the world that failed, and the suffering and war of the last few years is the penalty it is paying for its failure…. Now at last the nations of the world have a second chance to erect a lasting structure of peace—a structure such as that which Woodrow Wilson sought to build but which crumbled away because the world was not yet ready. Wilson himself foresaw that it was certain to be re-built some day.”

To End All Wars, New Edition

By Thomas J. Knock
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 0691191921
  • Total of Pages : 440
  • Category : History
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A close look at Woodrow Wilson’s political thought and international diplomacy In the widely acclaimed To End All Wars, Thomas Knock provides an intriguing, often provocative narrative of Woodrow Wilson’s epic quest for a new world order. This book follows Wilson’s thought and diplomacy from his policy toward revolutionary Mexico, through his dramatic call for “Peace without Victory” in World War I, to the Senate’s rejection of the League of Nations. Throughout, Knock reinterprets the origins of internationalism in American politics, sweeping away the view that isolationism was the cause of Wilson’s failure and revealing the role of competing visions of internationalism—conservative and progressive.

"The Challenge of Our Time"

By Iris Dorreboom
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  • Book Code : 9789051833041
  • Total of Pages : 319
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Woodrow Wilson

By Ronald J. Pestritto
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 0739162659
  • Total of Pages : 268
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Woodrow Wilson's contribution to American foreign policy is well known, but his role in the development of American political thought and institutions is less recognized. In this volume, Ronald J. Pestritto, a scholar of Wilson and of American political thought, presents and introduces the statesman and president's seminal essays on such topics as a theory of the state; the idea of political liberty and the purpose of government; reforming Congress, the presidency, and political parties; and leadership in politics and administration. This volume shows us the development of a great American leader's political understanding and ideals.

Woodrow Wilson

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Few members of the Wilson family expected young Thomas Woodrow to go into politics. It was unthinkable to them that he could do anything but follow the family tradition and go straight into the Presbyterian ministry, as his father and grandfather had done before him. Certainly nothing in his early life hinted that Wilson was Presidential timber—and yet he kept insisting that he intended to become President. Thomas Woodrow Wilson followed his aim with a single-minded determination that is rare. He grew up in Staunton, Virginia, attended Princeton University, and then, observing that many Presidents enter the White House via the law, took a law degree from the University of Virginia. After languishing in Atlanta for several years with an unsuccessful practice, Wilson charted a new course, and decided to enter politics through the teaching field. Following a short stint at the newly formed Bryn Mawr College and Wesleyan University, he was made professor of jurisprudence and political economy at Princeton. There he remained for twenty-two years, seemingly entrenched in the academic atmosphere. He produced several brilliantly written books and articles, but his political career seemed farther away than ever. Suddenly, in 1902, Wilson was named president of Princeton, and startled New Jersey political circles by completely overhauling the entire university, both intellectually and socially. Events moved at a rapid pace; Wilson was elected Governor of New Jersey in 1910, and in 1913, twenty-eighth President of the United States. Citizens of this country saw their new President develop from a militant neutralist to an internationalist, his new beliefs culminating in the League of Nations; from a strong pacifist to a man who bowed to the necessity of declaring war against Germany. He was an intellectual who took decisive action when the occasion warranted and who, above all, fought for his own beliefs.

Between War and Peace

By Carol Kingsland Willcox Melton
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  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Book Code : 9780865546929
  • Total of Pages : 269
  • Category : History
  • Members : 920
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In 1918, as the United States flung itself into the Armageddon of World War I, Russia was pulling out of the war -- but with an entire legion of Czech deserters who still wanted to fight Germany. The Wilson administration came up with a daring plan. It involved sending an American army into the wilds of Siberia, where the Russian Civil War was igniting, to rescue the embattled Czech Legion.

The Political Thought of Woodrow Wilson, 1875-1910

By Niels Aage Thorsen
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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Book Code : 140085931X
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Members : 367
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Niels Thorsen argues that Woodrow Wilson was one of America's most important political scientists. Focusing on the period from Wilson's early years until he was elected Governor of New Jersey, this work shows why he deserves a prominent place in the history of American political thought, even apart from his later attainments in the political arena. His book Congressional Government, his seminal article on "The Study of Public Administration," and his textbook on The State were important contributions during the formative years of academic political science in America. In contrast to those who propose psychological explanations of Wilson's early interest in political problems, Thorsen contends that the crisis of the election of 1876 against the backdrop of the Civil War was decisive in turning Wilson's attention to political ideas. Implying the abandonment of a more traditional form of political thought based on the social contract and on constitutionalism, egalitarianism, and common sense, Wilson linked his conclusions about the nature of politics to the rise of the social and economic sciences. Distinctive in his academic work were ideas about social and economic diversification as the condition for the growth of national power, and about political leadership asserted at home and abroad as a way to overcome traditional American fears about centralized power. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Woodrow Wilson as Commander in Chief

By Michael P. Riccards,Cheryl A. Flagg
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476638225
  • Total of Pages : 297
  • Category : History
  • Members : 347
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 This first study on Woodrow Wilson as the commander in chief during the Great War analyzes his management style before the war, his diplomacy and his battle with the Senate. It considers the war as representing the collapse of Western traditional virtues and examines Wilson's attempt to restore them. Emphasizing the American war effort on the domestic front, it also discusses Wilson's rise to power, his education, career, and work as governor as necessary steps in his formation. The authors deal honestly and critically with the racism that characterized this brilliant but limited career. Wilson provided many precedents for future war presidents from Franklin Roosevelt to Donald Trump.

The Road Away from Revolution

By Woodrow Wilson
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  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 183
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 313
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"The Road Away from Revolution" by Woodrow Wilson. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

The Essential Writings of President Woodrow Wilson

By Woodrow Wilson,Josephus Daniels
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027243939
  • Total of Pages : 942
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 113
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Musaicum Books presents to you a carefully created collection of the essential writings of President Woodrow Wilson. Content: Essays: The New Freedom When A Man Comes To Himself The Study of Administration Leaders of Men The New Democracy Inaugural Addresses: First Inaugural Address Second Inaugural Address State of the Union Addresses: First State of the Union address Second State of the Union address Third State of the Union address Fourth State of the Union address Fifth State of the Union address Sixth State of the Union address Seventh State of the Union address Eighth State of the Union address Speeches & Addresses: First Address to Congress Address on the Banking System Address at Gettysburg Address on Mexican Affairs Understanding America Address before the Southern Commercial Congress Trusts and Monopolies Panama Canal Tolls The Tampico Incident In the Firmament of Memory Memorial Day Address at Arlington Closing a Chapter Annapolis Commencement Address The Meaning of Liberty American Neutrality Appeal for Additional Revenue The Opinion of the World The Power of Christian Young Men A Message Address before the United States Chamber of Commerce To Naturalized Citizens Address at Milwaukee The Submarine Question American Principles The Demands of Railway Employees Speech of Acceptance Lincoln's Beginnings The Triumph of Women's Suffrage The Terms of Peace Meeting Germany's Challenge Request for Authority The Call to War To the Country The German Plot Reply to the Pope Labor must be Free The Call for War with Austria-Hungary Government Administration of Railways The Conditions of Peace Force to the Utmost Presidential Decisions: The State of War: The President's Proclamation of April 6, 1917 Formal U.S. Declaration of War with Germany, 6 April 1917

The Essential Essays of Woodrow Wilson

By Woodrow Wilson
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027244099
  • Total of Pages : 210
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 173
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Musaicum Books presents to you a carefully created collection of Woodrow Wilson's essays. Woodrow Wilson, a disciple of Walter Bagehot, considered the United States Constitution to be cumbersome and open to corruption. He favored a parliamentary system for the United States and in the early 1880s wrote, "I ask you to put this question to yourselves, should we not draw the Executive and Legislature closer together? Should we not, on the one hand, give the individual leaders of opinion in Congress a better chance to have an intimate party in determining who should be president, and the president, on the other hand, a better chance to approve himself a statesman, and his advisers capable men of affairs, in the guidance of Congress."Essays presented in this book shed light to Wilsons's political thought and works. Contents: The New FreedomWhen A Man Comes To HimselfThe Study of AdministrationLeaders of MenThe New Democracy

Woodrow Wilson

By Mario R. DiNunzio
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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Book Code : 0814721443
  • Total of Pages : 429
  • Category : History
  • Members : 425
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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.