Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters: War Leader. Volume VII. April 6, 1917-February 28, 1918

In This Review

Woodrow Wilson, Life and Letters: War Leader. Volume VII. April 6, 1917-February 28, 1918

By Ray Stannard Baker
Doubleday, 1939
604 pp. $5.00
Purchase

Mr. Baker has adopted a new method in this latest addition to his authorized biography of the War President: instead of the analytical treatment of the previous volumes he has substituted a day-by-day chronicle of events. This obviously puts on the reader the burden of establishing proper synthesis and emphasis. It has, however, certain advantages: for instance, it permits the inclusion of quoted material that otherwise might not fit easily into the text. No startling revelations are made, but many previously obscure or debated points are cleared up. The reader will be impressed with the multiplicity and urgency of the decisions Wilson had to make with increasing frequency.