Available to ship 10/15/2013
One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer Prize-winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson--the most personal and penetrating biography ever written about the 28th President. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg was the first biographer to gain access to two recently-discovered caches of papers belonging to those close to Wilson.
From the scholar-President who ushered the country through its first great world war to the man of intense passion and turbulence, from the idealist determined to make the world ''safe for democracy'' to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity and the subterfuges around it were among the century's greatest secrets, Berg's Wilson is an intimate portrait. This is not just Wilson the icon - but Wilson the man.