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The Illusion of Victory

The Illusion of Victory

(2003)
America in World War I
A non fiction book by

 
Best-selling historian Thomas Fleming gives a scathing new look at President Woodrow Wilson's handling--and mishandling--of "the war to end all wars."

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.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Illusion Of Victory: Americans In World War I
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 0-465-02467-X / 978-0-465-02467-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Basic Books
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Paperback Editions

May 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Illusion Of Victory: America In World War I
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
ISBN: 0-465-02469-6 / 978-0-465-02469-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Basic Books
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Kindle Editions

August 2008 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Illusion Of Victory: America In World War I
Author(s): Thomas Fleming
Publisher: Basic Books
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