hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the
most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most
enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research and writing, Pulitzer
Prize–winning author A. Scott Berg has completed Wilson, the most personal
and penetrating biography ever written about the twenty-eighth President.
addition to the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg
was the first biographer to gain access to two recently discovered caches of
papers belonging to those close to Wilson. From this material, Berg was able to
add countless details, even several unknown events, that fill in missing pieces
of Wilson’s character and cast new light on his entire life.
scholar-President who ushered the country through its first great world war to
the man of intense passion and turbulence, from the idealist determined to make
the world “safe for democracy” to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity
and the subterfuges around it were among the century’s greatest secrets, the
result is an intimate portrait written with a particularly contemporary point
of view, a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the whole of
Wilson’s life, accomplishments, and failings. This is not just Wilson the icon,
but Wilson the man. Download and start listening now!