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The illusion of victory : America in World War I

Author: Thomas J Fleming
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2004.
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"In this book, acclaimed historian Thomas Fleming undertakes nothing less than a drastic revision of America's experience in World War I. He reveals how the British and French duped Wilson and the American people into thinking the war was as good as won, and there would be no need to send an army overseas. He describes a harried president making speech after speech proclaiming America's ideals while supporting the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fleming, Thomas J.
Illusion of victory.
New York : Basic Books, 2004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas J Fleming
ISBN: 046502467X 9780465024674 0465024696 9780465024698
OCLC Number: 51647447
Description: 543 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: War week --
Big lies, greed, and other hoary animals --
Enlisting volunteers and other unlikely events --
Creeling and other activities that make Philip Dru unhappy --
Seeds of the Apocalypse --
The women of No-Man's-Land --
Politics Is adjourned, Ha-Ha-Ha --Fights to the finish --
Peace that surpasses understanding --
Peace that surpasses understanding II --
Chilling the heart of the world --
Illusions end --
A covenant with power.
Responsibility: Thomas Fleming.
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Best-selling historian Thomas Fleming gives a scathing new look at President Woodrow Wilson's handling-and mishandling-of "the war to end all wars"  Read more...


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Interesting But Fact Check

by jmgallen (WorldCat user published 2018-10-06) Good Permalink


“The Illusion of Victory” is a type of counter history that argues against all the themes that the United States entered World War I...
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