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Woodrow Wilson’s long shadow

Who was Wilson: the remote and dull professor President or the tragic crusader for global democracy?

By Tom Arnold-Forster  

Woodrow One or Woodrow Two?

Wilson A. Scott Berg (Simon & Schuster, £30)

Presidential biography is a blockbuster genre. Enormous volumes on Jefferson, Adams, and especially Lincoln regularly dominate the bestseller lists. The number of books being published this year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination can be counted in the dozens. So when a prolific Pulitzer-prize-winning biographer like A. Scott Berg (previous subjects include Goldwyn and Charles Lindbergh) turns to a political icon like Woodrow Wilson, a Major Publishing Event ensues. Book tours…

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