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Breaking the heart of the world : Woodrow Wilson and the fight for the League of Nations

Author: John Milton Cooper
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The fight over the League of Nations at the end of World War I was one of the great political debates of the American twentieth century. President Woodrow Wilson, himself a key architect of the League, was uncompromising in his belief that the United States would rise to a position of leadership in the peaceful union of states that he had envisaged. A masterful politician and distinguished theorist, Wilson was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson; Woodrow Wilson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Milton Cooper
ISBN: 0521807867 9780521807869
OCLC Number: 46504817
Description: ix, 454 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The League fight --
To the draft covenant --
Round robin and revision --
Long, hot summer --
Ill-fated journey --
Stroke and stalemate --
Showdown --
Last change --
Defeat --
Parting shots and echoes --
Breaking the heart of the world.
Responsibility: John Milton Cooper, Jr.
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Review of the hardback: 'Cooper's analysis is acute, even-handed and remarkably free of the sentimentality (or scorn) that so often colors writing about Wilson.' Jeff Shesol, New York Times Book Read more...

 
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