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Author Neu, Charles E

Title Colonel House : a biography of Woodrow Wilson's silent partner / Charles E. Neu
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2015


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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
Summary A man who lived his life mostly in the shadows, Edward M. House is little known or remembered today; yet he was one of the most influential figures of the Wilson presidency. Wilson's chief political advisor, House played a key role in international diplomacy, and had a significant hand in crafting the Fourteen Points at the Paris Peace Conference. Though the intimate friendship between the president and his advisor ultimately unraveled in the wake of these negotiations, House's role in the Wilson administration had a lasting impact on 20th century international politics. In this seminal biogra
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Subject House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924 -- Friends and associates
House, Edward Mandell, 1858-1938.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
House, Edward Mandell 1858-1938
Treaty of Versailles (1919 June 28)
Treaty of Versailles (1919 June 28)
Statesmen -- United States -- Biography
World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- General.
Diplomatic relations.
Politics and government
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1913-1921.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1913-1921.
United States.
Genre/Form collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2014015227
ISBN 9780199391431