Book Forum

The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I

(Basic Books, 2003)

July 10, 2003 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

1st floor/Wintergarden

Featuring the author, Thomas Fleming.

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Best‐​selling historian and novelist Thomas Fleming — author of such books as The New Dealers’ War, Duel, The Officers’ Wives, Time and Tide, and Liberty! The American Revolution (companion to the PBS series) — now takes on Woodrow Wilson and World War I. In this groundbreaking book, Fleming reveals how the British and French duped Wilson and the American people into thinking that the war was nearly won so that U.S. troops wouldn’t even be needed. He describes Wilson’s support for the Espionage and Sedition Acts, and how the end of World War I led inevitably to the rise of National Socialism and World War II.