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A. Scott Berg’s “Wilson” - $22.00

Author: A. Scott Berg
Published: September 10, 2013

After a decade of research and writing A. Scott Berg’s "Wilson" is a commanding, enthralling, and relevant portrait of one of America’s most influential, yet often misunderstood, presidents. Berg drew not only on the hundreds of thousands of documents that have long comprised the Wilson Archives, but on two major new troves of documents, the manuscript collections of Wilson’s personal physician and of his second daughter Jessie Wilson Sayers. These newly available papers shed fresh and fascinating light on Wilson’s entire life, but particularly on his private personal life and his periods of precarious health, especially his final years of…

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Woodrow Wilson, A Biography - $20.00

Author: John Milton Cooper, Jr.
Published: April 5, 2011

A major biography of America’s twenty-eighth president 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…

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Woodrow Wilson - $24.95

Author: H.W. Brands
Published: 2003

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 temporary decline in popularity following the rejection by Congress of his League of Nations. Wilson emerges as a fascinating man of oratorical power, penetrating thought, and inspiring ideals.

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The Real Woodrow Wilson - $20.00

Author: James Robert Carroll
Published: 2001

An Interview with Arthur S. Link, Editor of the Wilson Papers. Often portrayed as cold and unsmiling, idealistic but stubborn, a leader whose inner failings cost him the prize he wanted most. But this is not an accurate portrait of the flesh and blood Woodrow Wilson. In truth he was a politician of considerable ability, an eloquent speaker, a man capable of great warmth, who relished limericks and practical jokes, and who felt great passion for the loves of his life. No one is more responsible for filling in the real Woodrow Wilson than the late Arthur Stanley Link, a…

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The Warrior and the Priest - $32.00

Author: John Milton Cooper, Jr.
Published: October 15, 1985

The colossal figures who shaped the politics of industrial America emerge in full scale in this engrossing comparative biography. In both the depth and sophistication of intellect that they brought to politics and in the titanic conflict they waged with each other, Roosevelt and Wilson were, like Hamilton and Jefferson before them, the political architects for an entire century.

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Paris 1919 - $18.00

Author: Margaret MacMillan
Published: September 9, 2003

For six months in 1919, after the end of “the war to end all wars,” the Big Three—President Woodrow Wilson, British prime minister David Lloyd George, and French premier Georges Clemenceau—met in Paris to shape a lasting peace. In this landmark work of narrative history, Margaret MacMillan gives a dramatic and intimate view of those fateful days, which saw new political entities—Iraq, Yugoslavia, and Palestine, among them—born out of the ruins of bankrupt empires, and the borders of the modern world redrawn.

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A World Undone,Great War - $21.00

Author: G.J. Meyer
Published: May 29, 2007

The First World War is one of history’s greatest tragedies. In this remarkable and intimate account, author G. J. Meyer draws on exhaustive research to bring to life the story of how the Great War reduced Europe’s mightiest empires to rubble, killed twenty million people, and cracked the foundations of the world we live in today.

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An Intimate Memoir - $10.00

Author: Cary T. Grayson
Published: 1960

Admiral Cary Grayson served as President Wilson personal physician from 1913 until his death in 1924. This eloquent memoir is a tribute to the courage and humanity of one of the noblest presidents we have had.

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To End All Wars - $35.00

Author: Thomas J. Knock
Published: May 26, 1995

In his 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. The account 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 explores the place of internationalism in American politics, sweeping away the old view that isolationism was the cause of Wilson's failure and revealing the role of competing visions of internationalism--conservative and progressive.

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Ellen & Edith - $35.00

Author: Kristie Miller
Published: October 1, 2010

The wives of Woodrow Wilson were strikingly different from each other. Ellen Axson Wilson, quiet and intellectual, died after just a year and a half in the White House and is thought to have had little impact on history. Edith Bolling Wilson was flamboyant and confident but left a legacy of controversy. Yet, as Kristie Miller shows, each played a significant role in the White House.

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To Conquer Hell (soft cover) - $20.00

Author: Edward G. Lengel
Published: January 6, 2009

On September 26, 1918, more than one million American soldiers prepared to assault the German-held Meuse-Argonne region of France. Their commander, General John J. Pershing, said that in thirty-six hours the doughboys would crack the German defenses and open the road to Berlin. Six weeks of savage fighting later, the battle finally ended with the signing of the armistice that concluded the First World War. The Meuse-Argonne had fallen at the cost of more than 120,000 American casualties, including 26,000 dead. In the bloodiest battle the country had ever seen, an entire generation of young Americans had been transformed forever.…

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The War that Ended Peace - $20.00

Author: Margaret MacMillan
Published: 2013

Taut, suspenseful, and impossible to put down, 'The War that Ended Peace" enriches anew our understanding of World War I, and offers a wise reminder of how wars happen spite of the near-universal desire to keep the peace.

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The First World War in 100 Objects - $39.95

Author: Gary Sheffield
Published: 2013

This collection of 100 objects tells the story of the First World War in a highly engaging and very visual manner. By recalling the history of each item – whether a tank, a gas mask, a rifle or a document – and the contexts in which they played a part in the events of war, or those that they commemorate this fascinating book offers a fresh perspective. Written by leading historian Gary Sheffield, the book is a mixture of poignant stories, hard fact and gripping drama that will shed light on the Great War in a new and immersive way.

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The First World War - $17.00

Author: John Keegan
Published: 1998

In this magisterial narrative, the great military historian John Keegan has produced the definitive account of the Great War. He sheds fascinating light on weaponry and technology; shows us the doomed negotiations between the monarchs and ministers of 1914; takes us into the verminous trenches of the Western front, to the council-rooms of Haig, Hindenburg, and Joffre, and to key conflagrations from Gallipoli to East Africa to the Carpathians. This epic account of the conflict that still profoundly informs the politics and culture of the world today is destined to take its place among the classics of world history.

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Wilson was president throughout World War I. He attempted to keep America out of the war and even won reelection with the slogan "He kept us out of war." Nonetheless, after the sinking of the Lusitania, continued run-ins with German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram, America became involved. with the Lusitania, the continued harassment of American ships by German submarines, and the release of the Zimmerman Telegram meant that America joined the allies in April, 1917.

Woodrow Wilson was President when the 19th amendment was ratified in 1920 giving women the right to vote.

Wilson piloted the ship that brought America onto the world stage. He made the first steps of leading us out of isolationism, violating Washington's tenet of avoiding foreign entanglements.

He led America during World War I. His fervent hope was for the US to join a League of Nations, the precursor to the United Nations.

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "Life does not consist in thinking, it consists in acting."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "The Constitution was not made to fit us like a straitjacket. In its elasticity lies its chief greatness."

A Woodrow Wilson Quote: "I believe in democracy because it releases the energies of every human being."

The Seventeenth Amendment was formally adopted on May 31, 1913. Wilson had been president for almost three months at the time. The amendment provided for the direct election of senators. Prior to its adoption, Senators were chosen by state legislatures.

Wilson was the first president to receive a PhD which he got in Political Science from Johns Hopkins University. He had received his undergraduate degree from the College of New Jersey, renamed Princeton University in 1896.

Woodrow Wilson could not read during the first decade of his life. Though undiagnosed, he may have suffered from a learning disability

Woodrow Wilson was known as "Tommy" until his college years.

Woodrow Wilson during his boyhood, helped establish the "Lightfoot Baseball Club" with his friends. Wilson played second base and was an avid sport fan throughout his adult life.

Woodrow Wilson was the first president to attend the Major League Baseball Fall Classic. He saw the debut of a young 20 year old pitcher by the name of George Herman "Babe" Ruth.

Woodrow Wilson was a graduate of Princeton University and Johns Hopkins University and the only president to hold an earned doctoral degree.

Woodrow Wilson image is on the $100,000 bill although it is no longer in circulation