9780465024698

The Illusion of Victory

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  • ISBN13:

    9780465024698

  • ISBN10:

    0465024696

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-25
  • Publisher: Basic Books

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Summary

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 Victoryoffers 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi
War Week
1(42)
Big Lies, Greed, and Other Hoary Animals
43(42)
Enlisting Volunteers and Other Unlikely Events
85(32)
Creeling and Other Activities That Make Philip Dru Unhappy
117(42)
Seeds of the Apocalypse
159(40)
The Women of No-Man's-Land
199(38)
Politics Is Adjourned, Ha-Ha-Ha
237(28)
Fights to the Finish
265(44)
Peace That Surpasses Understanding
309(44)
Peace That Surpasses Understanding II
353(38)
Chilling the Heart of the World
391(42)
Illusions End
433(38)
A Covenant with Power
471(20)
Notes 491(32)
Index 523

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