The Illusion Of Victory: America In World War I

The Illusion Of Victory: America In World War I

Thomas Fleming


In this sweeping old canvas, Thomas Fleming undertakes not anything below a drastic revision of our event in international struggle I. He unearths how the British and French duped Wilson into pondering the conflict used to be nearly as good as gained, and there will be little need to ship a military abroad. He describes a harried president making speech after speech proclaiming America's beliefs whereas helping espionage and sedition acts that despatched critics to federal prisons. And he offers a harrowing account of the way the Allies did their utmost to show the yank Expeditionary strength into cannon fodder at the Western Front.Thoroughly researched and dramatically instructed, The phantasm of Victory deals compelling testimony to the facility of a president's visionary ideals-as good as a starkly cautionary story concerning the hazards of utilizing them in a war-maddened world.

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