Books: Historical Data

THE INTIMATE PAPERS OF COLONEL HOUSE—Arranged as a Narrative by Charles Seymour (Vol. Ill—Into the World War; Vol. IV—The Ending of the War)—Houghton Mifflin ($10).

The Inside Story. "There will be no war," said Wilson to House in January, 1917. Three months later, the same resolute energy he had expended on maintaining the peace, was doggedly diverted to the pursuit of war. The die cast, Wilson was out to win, and not so much a military victory as a moral conquest of internationalism over autocratic nationalism. But the tangible military victory being prerequisite to...

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