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“Cooper’s monumental new biography seeks to revive Wilson for the 21st century—not simply to narrate a presidential life, but to explain why he deserves our national esteem….An admiring and engaging work of presidential revisionism…. A powerful, deeply researched and highly readable case for keeping Wilson in the top ranks of American presidents.”
—New York Times Book Review
“Wilson comes alive in Cooper’s insightful and important biography…. It’s easy to see why Wilson captures many imaginations. We still want to believe what Wilson believed: that there is a common right, that we can find it, and that it matters most of all.”
“Cooper clearly admires his subject but is not blind to his faults. His is a nuanced portrait of the 28th president…. It also offers lessons for another intellectual professor-turned-president, who combines principle with pragmatism. He, Wilson, and Teddy Roosevelt are the only presidents to receive a Nobel Peace Prize while still in office.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer
“A noted Woodrow Wilson expert comprehensively examines the life and career of America’s 28th president…. Cooper exhibits complete command of his materials, a sure knowledge of the man and a nuanced understanding of a presidency almost Shakespearean in its dimensions.”
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- ASIN : B002UM5BGY
- Publisher : Vintage (October 28, 2009)
- Publication date : October 28, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 2324 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 738 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #613,588 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The book follows him through his life course. It portrays his strengths and his weaknesses. He had an analytical mind, thought things through, and could be definitive in his decision-making. On the other hand, he could be very stubborn, sometimes creating problems when he served as President of Princeton, Governor of New Jersey, and President of the United States. He held views on race that were problematic.
Politically, he began as rather conservative, but won elections as a progressive Democrat. His background in the south helped shape some of his views, although he was hardly an unreconstructed Confederate.
The book also displays his personal life--his happy first marriage, the death of his wife, and his second marriage. . . .
The sad last years of his life are well depicted. It seems clear, from the author's research, that Wilson had had earlier medical problems that presaged the massive illness occurring late in his presidency.
In short, this is a fine biography of Woodrow Wilson.
Top reviews from other countries
The book describes Woodrow Wilson’s early days as a child possibly delayed by dyslexia and he’s subsequent academic career that climaxed when he became President of Princeton University and continues to describe in great detail Woodrow’s start in the world of politics and his ascension to Governor of New Jersey and subsequently to President of the United States as a progressive democrat. This book also covers in great detail the role Woodrow Wilson played during WWI in particular his fight to shape and promote the League of Nations.
This is the 8th book written by John M. Cooper covering this period of American and World history and the 4th focusing on Woodrow Wilson. The book is adequately detailed and provides a good starting point for further learning about this period.
I am happy to recommend this book to anyone who, like me, has limited knowledge about this period and the life of one of the most influential politicians of the 20th century.