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Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters. Volume VIII: Armistice, March 1-November 11, 1918
Woodrow Wilson: Life and Letters. Volume VIII: Armistice, March 1-November 11, 1918
By Ray Stannard Baker
Doubleday, 1939, 626 pp

This concluding volume of Mr. Baker's monumental work covers the last eight months of the World War. As in Volume VII, Mr. Baker lets the documents speak for themselves. To this extent he seems to have abandoned the task on which he originally embarked. He has arranged his materials in chronological order, a system which has both advantages and drawbacks. What we have here is the raw material of history rather than history itself. The four principal questions with which this volume is concerned are the conduct of the war, American intervention in Russia, the proposed League of Nations and the bases of the coming peace settlement.