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Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson

The American Presidents Series: The 28th President, 1913-1921

The American Presidents

H. W. Brands; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Series Editor; Read by Richard Rohan

Macmillan Audio

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On Sale: 06/01/2003

ISBN: 9781593973186

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A comprehensive account of the rise and fall of one of the major shapers of American foreign policy

On the eve of his inauguration as president, Woodrow Wilson commented, "It would be the irony of fate if my administration had to deal chiefly with foreign affairs." As America was drawn into the Great War in Europe, Wilson drew on his scholarship, his principles, and the political savvy of his advisors to overcome his ignorance of world affairs and lead the country out of isolationism. The product of his efforts--his vision of the United States as a nation uniquely suited for moral leadership by virtue of its democratic tradition--is a view of foreign policy that is still in place today.

Acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands offers a clear, well-informed, and timely account of Wilson's unusual route to the White House, his campaign against corporate interests, his struggles with rivals at home and allies abroad, and his decline in popularity and health following the rejection by Congress of his League of Nations. Wilson emerges as a fascinating man of great oratorical power, depth of thought, and purity of intention.

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Woodrow Wilson by H.W. Brands--Audiobook Excerpt

Listen to this audiobook excerpt from H.W. Brands' biography Woodrow Wilson, part of The American Presidents Series. Acclaimed historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist H. W. Brands offers a clear, well-informed, and timely account of Wilson's unusual route to the White House, his campaign against corporate interests, his struggles with rivals at home and allies abroad, and his decline in popularity and health following the rejection by Congress of his League of Nations.

Praise for Woodrow Wilson

“The literary equivalent of the Comstock Lode.” —Richard Norton Smith, author of Pulitzer finalist Thomas E. Dewey and His Times, on The Age of Gold

“Clear and sprightly... Rich in the description of settings, personalities, and action.... It offers a lively re-introduction of Franklin....” —The New Republic on The First American

“A rip-roaring life of Theodore Roosevelt.... Every red-blooded American should read this entertaining book.” —The Wall Street Journal on TR: The Last Romantic

“Readers who can imagine a favorite history professor sitting across the table talking about the evolution of American business will have a pretty good idea of the style, substance and approach taken by Brands.” —Publishers Weekly on Masters of Enterprise

H. W. Brands; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Series Editor; Read by Richard Rohan

H. W. Brands is Distinguished Professor of History at Texas A&M University. His previous books include the Pulitzer Prize finalist The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin, The Age of Gold, and a biography of Teddy Roosevelt. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., (1917-2007) was the preeminent political historian of our time. For more than half a century, he was a cornerstone figure in the intellectual life of the nation and a fixture on the political scene. He won two Pulitzer prizes for The Age of Jackson (1946) and A Thousand Days(1966), and in 1988 received the National Humanities Medal. He published the first volume of his autobiography, A Life in the Twentieth Century, in 2000.

Richard Rohan has been a stage, film, and voiceover actor for the past twenty years. He has narrated hundreds of audiobooks, in every genre, and was awarded the 2003 Audie Award winner for Nonfiction and the 2008 Best Voice in Science Fiction & Fantasy by AudioFile magazine. Rohan can also be heard on Macmillan Audio's historical series, The American Presidents.

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