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The Illusion Of Victory : America In World War I - Thomas Fleming

The Illusion Of Victory

America In World War I

Paperback Published: 26th May 2004
ISBN: 9780465024698
Number Of Pages: 576

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In this sweeping historical canvas, Thomas Fleming undertakes nothing less than a drastic revision of our experience in World War I. He reveals how the British and French duped Wilson into thinking the war was as good as won, and there would be no need to send an army overseas. He describes a harried president making speech after speech proclaiming America's ideals while supporting espionage and sedition acts that sent critics to federal prisons. And he gives a harrowing account of how the Allies did their utmost to turn the American Expeditionary Force into cannon fodder on the Western Front.Thoroughly researched and dramatically told, "The Illusion of Victory" offers compelling testimony to the power of a president's visionary ideals-as well as a starkly cautionary tale about the dangers of applying them in a war-maddened world.

"A provocative read.... [Fleming's] analysis of the consequences of Wilson's decisions are on the mark."

ISBN: 9780465024698
ISBN-10: 0465024696
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 26th May 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.77
Edition Number: 1