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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.


  • Wilson 21 Chapter6b

    Duration: 21min
  • Wilson 22 Chapter6c

    Duration: 16min
  • Wilson 23 Chapter6d

    Duration: 15min
  • Wilson 24 Chapter7

    Duration: 24min
  • Wilson 25 Chapter7a

    Duration: 21min
  • Wilson 26 Chapter7b

    Duration: 27min
  • Wilson 27 Chapter7c

    Duration: 18min
  • Wilson 28 Chapter7d

    Duration: 27min
  • Wilson 29 Chapter7e

    Duration: 26min
  • Wilson 30 Chapter7f

    Duration: 19min
  • Wilson 31 Chapter8

    Duration: 10min
  • Wilson 32 Chapter8a

    Duration: 20min
  • Wilson 33 Chapter8b

    Duration: 20min
  • Wilson 34 Chapter8c

    Duration: 25min
  • Wilson 35 Chapter9

    Duration: 17min
  • Wilson 36 Chapter9a

    Duration: 13min
  • Wilson 37 Chapter9b

    Duration: 28min
  • Wilson 38 Chapter9c

    Duration: 25min
  • Wilson 39 Chapter9d

    Duration: 22min
  • Wilson 40 Chapter9e

    Duration: 15min
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