Woodrow Wilson: A Biography (Signature Series)

Woodrow Wilson A Biography Signature Series Scholar reformer orator President and peacemaker Woodrow Wilson was one of the most remarkable political forces in twentieth century American politics

  • Title: Woodrow Wilson: A Biography (Signature Series)
  • Author: August Heckscher
  • ISBN: 9780945707264
  • Page: 171
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Scholar, reformer, orator, President and peacemaker, Woodrow Wilson was one of the most remarkable political forces in twentieth century American politics.

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    1. Woodrow Wilson is the first American President who internationalized the United States on its trajectory to becoming a world power.He was an erudite man who wrote a number of books in what today would be considered political science. He taught at various colleges and universities and ended his teaching career at Princeton University in 1910. After that he entered the world of politics – and to his credit transitioned very well to this more turbulent world. Apparently Woodrow Wilson was a very [...]

    2. bestpresidentialbios/2015/“Woodrow Wilson: A Biography” by August Heckscher was published in 1991 and is considered one of the best single-volume biographies of Wilson. During World War II he served in the Office of Strategic Services and later became the chief editorial writer at the New York Herald Tribune. He was special consultant on the arts to the Kennedy Administration and Parks Commissioner under New York City Mayor John Lindsay.Heckscher served as president of the Woodrow Wilson Fou [...]

    3. This is an incredibly good biography. It is admiring, but not uncritical. It is brimming with policy-wonk detail, but also with sensitivity for things human. It is thorough, but not boring. The only reason I don't give it five stars is because I try to reserve that for the great works of all time, but I would definitely give this one four and a half stars were it possible.

    4. Woodrow Wilson by August Heckscher is one of the better biographies written on the president. It covers not only his presidency but also his time as the president of Princeton. Wilson was one of the most innovate members of academia and took Princeton into a new era that defined modern education as a research and critical thinking through a multi-college approach making up a university. Wilson's time was defined as one of many ideas and poor execution in bringing these ideas to fulfillment. Wils [...]

    5. August Heckscher's biography of Woodrow Wilson is an incredibly detailed look at the full life and presidency of the man who would ultimately heavily influence America's role on the world's stage throughout the 1900's. The book weaves it's way through Wilson's young adult years, his time as president of Princeton, his ascension to the presidency of the United States, and concludes with his time working to keep America out of World War I - and then in the League of Nations as a condition of endin [...]

    6. Wilson begins the 100 year period that starts with the end of World War I (The Great War) to the present. To know Wilson is to know how this whole period began and took its form. Wilson's biography should be read in conjunction with Paris: 1919. Together, the two books give definition to the world as we know it.

    7. I worked at the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in Staunton, Virginia, and this is one of the most thorough one volume biography on him, and it was one of the books I read to help prepare me for my job.

    8. Has it really been a full century since Woody was President? Apparently - this is a fairly decent biography - I had no idea how incapacitated Wilson was near the end of his terms Smart man, but he'd not handle it well in the 21st Century, which I guess is true of most

    9. Long and detailed but compelling biography of a fascinating man whose life, in the end, was an epic tragedy. Beautifully written, easy to read despite being nearly 700 pages long.

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