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Wilson (Abridged) Audiobook

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Read By: Jeremy Bobb Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 8.83 hours at 1.5x Speed 6.63 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: September 2013 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781442368651

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Longest Chapter Length:

78:54 minutes

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43 seconds

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41:37 minutes

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Publisher Description

In the tradition of Truman, John Adams, and Team of Rivals, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning biographer of Charles Lindbergh, Maxwell Perkins, and Samuel Goldwyn sheds new light on a president and his presidency in a way that redefines our understanding of a tide-turning historical moment.

One 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.

In 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.

From the 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.

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“Accomplished biographer Berg emphasizes the extraordinary talents of this unlikely president in an impressive, nearly hagiographic account…Readable, authoritative and, most usefully, inspiring.”

— Kirkus Reviews 


  • “A thorough, entertaining account of our 28th president.”

    — Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Berg renders Wilson with an astute, sensitive understanding of the man and his presidency. Berg’s research is deep and thorough.”

    — Booklist (starred review)


  • A Barnes & Noble Best Book for September 2013
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times bestseller
  • A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for Biography
  • An NPR bestseller
  • A San Francisco Chronicle bestseller
  • A Chicago Tribune bestseller
  • A 2013 Booklist Editors’ Choice for Adult Books
  • Nominated for the 2013 Plutarch Award for Best Biography of the Year

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About A. Scott Berg

Andrew Scott Berg is a Pulitzer Prize–winning American biographer. After graduating from Princeton University in 1971, he expanded his senior thesis on editor Maxwell Perkins into a full-length biography, Max Perkins: Editor of Genius, which won a National Book Award. His third book, a highly anticipated biography of aviator Charles Lindbergh, was published in 1998 and became a New York Times bestseller, and won the Pulitzer Prize for a biography.

About Jeremy Bobb

Jeremy Bobb is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and an accomplished actor whose film credits include The Knick, Godless, Mosaic, and The Wolf of Wall Street. He has performed in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, including Is He Dead? and Cactus Flower.