Mr. Wilson’s War: From the Assassination of McKinley to the Defeat of the League of Nations, 1962

Here Dos Passos tells a World War I history through the filter of Woodrow Wilson’s character. By turns reverent and critical of Wilson’s policies, it acknowledges their wide influence on future war presidents. In particular, Dos Passos concerns himself with the roots of today’s war bureaucracy and military-industrial complex. The author’s final major commentary on the Great War, it benefits from his experience as a reporter on two world wars. Of Mr. Wilson’s War, British military historian S.L.A. Marshall says “Dos Passos has never written with a lighter, more whimsical touch.”

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