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To End All Wars, New Edition: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order

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Princeton University Pres
15 February 2019
History; History of the Americas; First World War; Diplomacy
A close look at Woodrow Wilson's political thought and international diplomacy In the widely acclaimed To End All Wars, Thomas Knock provides an intriguing, often provocative narrative of Woodrow Wilson's epic quest for a new world order. This book follows Wilson's thought and diplomacy from his policy toward revolutionary Mexico, through his dramatic call for Peace without Victory in World War I, to the Senate's rejection of the League of Nations. Throughout, Knock reinterprets the origins of internationalism in American politics, sweeping away the view that isolationism was the cause of Wilson's failure and revealing the role of competing visions of internationalism-conservative and progressive.
By:   Thomas Knock
Afterword by:   Thomas Knock
Imprint:   Princeton University Pres
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Height: 235mm,  Width: 156mm, 
ISBN:   9780691191614
ISBN 10:   0691191611
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   15 February 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Thomas J. Knock is Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of The Rise of a Prairie Statesman and coauthor of The Crisis of American Foreign Policy (both Princeton).

Reviews for To End All Wars, New Edition: Woodrow Wilson and the Quest for a New World Order

Fresh analysis of Wilson, his times, and the evolution of his international position. . . . Sharp, succinct, and expert. --Kirkus Reviews To End All Wars is the wisest and most provocative study of Woodrow Wilson to be published in the hellish century its subject was trying to save. This book's reissue in our own volatile century is not just welcome, but imperative. --Trygve Throntveit, author of Power without Victory: Woodrow Wilson and the American Internationalist Experiment A landmark when it was first published, To End All Wars remains one of the most important books in the field. There is no better time to reissue this classic than during the age of Trump, when the Wilsonian vision of progressive internationalism faces its most dire threat. --Andrew Preston, author of Sword of the Spirit, Shield of Faith: Religion in American War and Diplomacy Thomas Knock brings Woodrow Wilson, America's most misunderstood president, into the light and shows why he remains one of our greatest. Wilson was the first president to foresee a path to peace and no leader after him has yet found a better way. --Elizabeth Cobbs, author of American Umpire Monumental. . . . An enormously impressive work. --Charles Neu, Brown University This superbly researched study . . . demands that we see Wilson in a genuinely new framework, and succeeds admirably. --Gary J. Ostrower, American Historical Review An enlightening and valuable introduction to the birth of [a] noble vision. --Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Times Literary Supplement

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