The Moralist—Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made, by Patricia O’Toole. The Moralist shows how Wilson was a progressive who enjoyed unprecedented success in leveling the economic playing field, but he was behind the times on racial equality and women’s suffrage, presiding over the harshest suppression of political dissent in American history. After World War I, Wilson became the world’s most ardent champion of liberal internationalism—a democratic new world order committed to peace, collective security, and free trade. With Wilson’s leadership, the governments at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 founded the League of Nations, a federation of the world’s democracies. The creation of the League, Wilson’s last great triumph, was quickly followed by two crushing blows: a paralyzing stroke and the rejection of the treaty that would have allowed the United States to join the League.
The lecture, which will be held in the historic Stable, will be followed by a tea and book signing. The doors will open at 3:15 p.m.
Patricia O’Toole is an American biographer and the award-winning author of five books, including her most recent books The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made (2018), When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House (2005), and The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends (1990), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. O’Toole is a former Professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University, where she taught nonfiction, and a fellow of the Society of American Historians.
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Lecture Series books can be purchased in advance from The Mount’s Bookstore! Mount members receive a 10% discount. Everyone receives a 15% discount if all 9 books are purchased together. If you would like to order your book(s) ahead of the lecture, e-mail our Bookstore Manager Patricia at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We would like to thank Blantyre, a Relais & Chateau property, for their generous donation and support of this season’s Summer Lecture Series at The Mount.
The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact The Mount at 413-551-5100 or by email, email@example.com, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.