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Colonel House [electronic resource]: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson's Silent Partner

Charles E. Neu
Format
EBook; Book; Online
Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
Language
English
ISBN
9780195045505 (acid-free paper)
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.
Description
Mode of access: World wide Web.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 637-656) and index.
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