Margaret MacMillan is Warden of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and author of The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914.
 (June 2014)

IN THE REVIEW

Wilson at His Worst and Best

President-Elect Woodrow Wilson and his wife Ellen Axson in Princeton, New Jersey, on their way to Washington, D.C., March 3, 1913

Wilson

by A. Scott Berg
Georges Clemenceau famously compared Woodrow Wilson to Jesus Christ (and not to Wilson’s advantage); John Maynard Keynes thought he was a booby; Richard Nixon, surprisingly, admired him and had his desk brought into his office at the White House (although with the capacity for missteps that dogged Nixon, the desk …