The Illusion of Victory
America in World War I
By (author) Thomas Fleming
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Illusion of Victory by Thomas Fleming
Book DescriptionIn 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780465024698
(229mm x 152mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-May-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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"All of the pieces in this volume first appeared in Chronicles: a magazine of American culture"--T.p. verso.
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Author Biography - Thomas Fleming
Thomas Fleming is the author of more than forty books, including The New Dealers' War, Duel, and Liberty! The American Revolution, as well as best-selling novels about America's war experience such as Time and Tide and The Officers' Wives. Fleming is a frequent guest on and contributor to NPR, PBS, A&E, and the History Channel. He lives in New York City and Westbrook, Connecticut.
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