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Nothing Less Than War: A New History of Americas Entry into World War I

Justus D. Doenecke


This history of how Woodrow Wilson attempted to keep the United States out of World War I is also an exercise in nostalgia for an era when Americans debated a war before the president launched one rather than afterward. The book states that Americans greeted Germany's 1914 invasion of Belgium with horrified fascination, but with little sense of foreboding. Most citizens and President Woodrow Wilson favored the Allies, but wanted to remain neutral. The book recounts how this feeling gradually changed over two and a half years in response to Germany's self-defeating actions, the foremost being t ... More

Keywords: Germany, Belgium, Woodrow Wilson, Allies, submarine warfare, terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813130026
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813130026.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Justus D. Doenecke, author