Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

List of Illustrations

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pp. vii-viii

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Editor's Introduction

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pp. ix-xvi

...born into the Presbyterian ministerial aristocracy of South Carolina and Georgia. His grandfather, Isaac Stockton Keith Axson, held pastorates in South Carolina and at Midway Presbyterian Church in Liberty County, Georgia...

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Preface by Stockton Axson

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pp. 3-8

...the United States, an arbiter of the destinies of the nations of the civilized world. One would call him an internationalist were it not that the term has been abused, made inconsistent with patriotism, synonymous with what used...

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1. Woodrow Wilson and His Father

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pp. 9-29

...training; prompt was the answer: "My father! I got ten times more from my father than I got at college. He was a rare teacher." One who was closely associated with the president in Paris remarked that the memory of his father seemed...

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2. Health and Recreations

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pp. 30-47

...teachers of defense and attack. They formed themselves into baseball clubs, which usually bore fantastic names, and whose pitchers were innocent of the science of the curved ball. A sort of modified "association...

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3. Woodrow Wilson's Educational Career

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pp. 48-77

...natural that the lad should be sent to Davidson College at Davidson, North Carolina, a few miles from Charlotte. This was an old Presbyterian institution, in which there was a very small faculty, but in which the teaching, as...

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4. Social Disposition and Habits

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pp. 78-89

...Middletown, Connecticut, a quiet New England town of not more than 10,000 inhabitants, in which the college unit of two or three hundred professors and students formed a community of its own. He had entirely committed...

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5. Ellen Axson Wilson and Woodrow Wilson

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pp. 90-111

...was of the somewhat robust eighteenth-century type, which is to say, not primarily aesthetic in its appreciation. In fact, Dr. Wilson was more like Samuel Johnson than any man I have ever known in the flesh—a man of books...

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6. President of Princeton University

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pp. 112-149

...am not sure just how definitely they were Mr. Wilson's impressions, since he had been growing up among circumstances upon which I came somewhat suddenly. Since 1890 I had been a constant visitor to Princeton...

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7. Politics, 1910-1913

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pp. 150-199

...for a year. All this is pretty far away from the subject of the governorship of New Jersey, but I am led to speak of these things simply because my mind has reverted to the long, long walks which Mr. Wilson and I used to have together...

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8. The Personality of Woodrow Wilson

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pp. 200-248

...the man's wife. Samuel Butler said that a portrait is usually a better picture of the painter than of his subject. Presumably he did not mean that the painter deliberately exploits his personality in the portrait, but that he necessarily...

Notes

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pp. 249-286

Index

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pp. 287-297