Los Angeles, CA
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  • The Moralist

  • By: Patricia O'Toole
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 23 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
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By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924). The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American overreach in foreign affairs.

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  • Reflections on a Changing Presidency

  • By Keith on 05-02-18

A brilliant and fascinating biography of a complex world leader

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Reviewed: 10-04-18

I marveled at the enormity of the research brought to bear in writing this remarkable, multi-layered biography of Woodrow Wilson. Ms. O’Toole has left no stone unturned, utilizing intriguing and intimate insights from personal diaries and private letters. We are provided with profound analyses of the root causes of World War I, and the dismal failures of post-war diplomacy. The author is clearly sympathetic to Wilson’s “progressive” domestic policies but does not hesitate to define Wilson’s failings in foreign affairs. Listening to this book on Audible enabled me to survive the challenges of driving in Los Angeles. This is a book that should not be missed.

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