Wed Nov 6, 2013 6:00pm EST —
Wed Nov 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
A. Scott Berg, the Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer, talks about his new bestseller, Wilson, the definitive and revelatory biography of America's 28th president.
One hundred years after his inauguration, Woodrow Wilson still stands as one of the most influential figures of the twentieth century, and one of the most enigmatic. And now, after more than a decade of research, A. Scott Berg, author of the number one bestseller Lindbergh, has completed the most personal and penetrating biography of the president ever written. In addition to using the hundreds of thousands of documents in the Wilson Archives, Berg was the first biographer to gain access to two recently-discovered caches of papers belonging to those close to Wilson. From the scholar-president who ushered the country through its first great world war to the private man of intense passion and turbulence, from the idealist determined to make the world safe for democracy to the stroke-crippled leader whose incapacity and the subterfuges around it were among the century's greatest secrets, Berg's Wilson is an intimate portrait, a book at once magisterial and deeply emotional about the w