THE STORY OF WOODROW WILSON by Ruth Cranston

THE STORY OF WOODROW WILSON

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another biography of Woodrow Wilson covering his childhood, his college years, his law practice, college presidency, governorship and finally his battle for the League as United States President. In view of his varied career, the many crucial events that crowded his life, there must be a dramatic story -- but this isn't it. Although the author is a friend of the Wilson family and also a former Geneva official, which capacities should well qualify her for the job of biographer, the result is just a painstakingly documented account. The many intimate touches which should enliven his life (of, Margaret A. Elliott's My Aunt Louisa and Woodrow Wilson -- 1944) are so cted with the author's belief in the infallibility of Wilson that he emerges as an unreal, and insufferably righteous, figure. The analysis of the Senats killing of the League and the League's contribution to our present peace efforts is worthwhile -- but then again, there have been many other books on this phase alone.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster