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Colonel House : a biography of Woodrow Wilson's silent partner

Author: Charles E Neu
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A man who lived his life mostly in the shadows, Edward M. House is little known or remembered today; yet he was one of the most influential figures of the Wilson presidency. Wilson's chief political advisor, House played a key role in international diplomacy, and had a significant hand in crafting the Fourteen Points at the Paris Peace Conference. Though the intimate friendship between the president and his advisor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Neu, Charles E.
Colonel House
(DLC) 2014015227
(OCoLC)878224883
Named Person: Edward Mandell House; Woodrow Wilson; Edward Mandell House; Woodrow Wilson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles E Neu
ISBN: 9780199391431 0199391432
OCLC Number: 894227028
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Part I. The Texas years, 1858-1912 --
A spacious youth --
Searching for a career --
Texas politics: creating "our crowd" --
The "twilight years" --
"The man and the opportunity" --
The ideal society --
Part II. Wilson in power, 1913-1914 --
"Our crowd" goes to Washington --
Foreign horizons, 1913 --
The new freedom --
Reform and intervention --
"The great adventure" --
Part III. The Great War, 1914-1917 --
The Great War --
The search for peace --
London, Paris, Berlin --
The turn to war --
American interlude --
The lure of peace --
The House-Grey Memorandum --
The failure of peace --
Presidential politics --
Re-election and the plea for peace --
America goes to war --
Part IV. America at war, 1917-1918 --
America prepares for war --
The strains of coalition warfare --
Envoy to the allies --
Crises at home and abroad --
The turning point --
The end of the war --
Part V. Peacemaking, 1919-1920 --
Waiting for the Peace Conference --
The Peace Conference, I --
The Peace Conference, II --
The fight for the League --
Part VI. Elder statesman, 1921-1938 --
The end of the Wilson Era --
New beginnings --
Marking time --
Victory at last --
The crisis of the 1930s --
Epilogue: crossing the river.
Responsibility: Charles E. Neu.
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A biography of Edward M. House, a patient, crafty, and sometimes cynical political infighter who would become Woodrow Wilson's closest foreign policy adviser.  Read more...

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