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WILSON by A. Scott Berg (2013) BOOK REVIEW

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This book is over 800 pages in length (Wilson itself is 751 pages-addtional pages consist of credits and ….).   It took me about two weeks to finish reading this book (some from an electronic version–some from the hardcover version).   This book is written VERY WELL and is an INTERESTING READ.   The author has many little gold nuggets of information that I did not know.   For EXAMPLE, he tells of Mrs. Edith Wilson being at President Kennedy’s Inauguration in 1961 on the President’s Platform.
The author appears to greatly favor Thomas Woodrow Wilson in telling the history related to President Wilson’s life.   He does not paint a nice picture of former President Teddy Roosevelt.   The author is kind to President Coolidge and to a limited extent to Pres. Harding.   The book notes that WILSON was a good HATER.   When he disliked someone he would break off contact with them.   President Wilson turned against Col. House who was very important to him for a number of years.
MY HUMBLE RATING WOULD BE A 10   (with 10 being the highest rating)
“From Pulitzer Prize–winning, #1 New York Times–bestselling author A. Scott Berg comes the definitive—and revelatory—biography of one of the great American figures of modern times.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 this material, Berg was able to add countless details–even several unknown events–that fill in missing pieces of Wilson’s character and cast new light on his entire life.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, the result is an intimate portrait written with a particularly contemporary point of view – a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of Wilson’s life, accomplishments, and failings. This is not just Wilson the icon – but Wilson the man.(less)

Hardcover, 832 pages
Published September 10th 2013 by Putnam Adult”      THIS REVIEW IS FROM goodreads

Written by joelmp98

October 20, 2013 at 12:32 PM

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