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    DescriptionThe fight over the League of Nations at the end of World War I was one of the great political debates in American history. President Woodrow Wilson, himself a key architect of the League, was uncompromising in his belief that the United States would rise to a position of leadership in the peaceful union of states that he had envisaged. A masterful politician and distinguished theorist, Wilson was unprepared for the persuasiveness of his opponents and the potency of their argument. Though he struggled tirelessly in the summer of 1919 to drum popular and political support for the League, he suffered a disabling stroke in July. The United States Senate ultimately rejected membership in the League, and the League failed to realise its diplomatic potential. In this engaging narrative, John Cooper relates the story of Wilson's battle for the League with sympathy, accuracy, and a deep understanding of the times.

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    Breaking the Heart of the World
    Woodrow Wilson and the Fight for the League of Nations
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Milton Cooper
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 466
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 726 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521147651
    ISBN 10: 0521147654

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KB
    BIC subject category V2: HBJK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/20CNTY
    Ingram Subject Code: HS
    B&T General Subject: 430
    LC classification: E
    Abridged Dewey: 973
    Libri: I-HS
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 1KB, 3JJG
    DC22: 973.913
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036060
    Thema V1.0: NHK
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MP, 3MPBG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KB
    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
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    Publication date
    08 September 2010
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    Review quote
    Review of the hardback: 'Cooper's analysis is acute, even-handed and remarkably free of the sentimentality (or scorn) that so often colors writing about Wilson.' Jeff Shesol, New York Times Book Review Review of the hardback: 'The book includes fascinating accounts of Wilson's stroke and recovery as well as colorful portraits of his principal enemies in the Senate.' Wisconsin State Journal Review of the hardback: 'A lucid and eminently readable account ... a work of substantial merit.' Washington Times
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements; Introduction: the league fight; 1. To the draft covenant; 2. Round robin and revision; 3. Long, hot summer; 4. Ill-fated journey; 5. Stroke and stalemate; 6. Showdown; 7. Last chance; 8. Defeat; 9. Parting shots and echoes; 10. Breaking the heart of the world; A note on sources; Index.