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Title 1917 : Lenin, Wilson, and the birth of the new world disorder / Arthur Herman.
Author Herman, Arthur, 1956- author.
Publication New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Copyright date ©2017
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 480 pages ; 24 cm
Call # 940.3 H
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 433-450) and index.
Contents Prologue: A world on fire -- The German note -- Russia and America confront a world war -- Tommy and Volodya -- Neutrality at bay -- Break point -- President Wilson goes to war, Lenin goes to the Finland Station -- Ruptures, mutinies, and convoys -- Mr. Wilson's war -- Summer of discontent -- American leviathan -- Russia on the brink -- Hinge of fates -- 1918: war and peace and war again -- 1919: grand illusions -- Last act.
Summary Chronicles the intertwined stories of Woodrow Wilson and Vladimir Lenin, revealing how their crucial decisions changed world politics and spread disruptive ideologies that continue to influence the modern world. --Publisher
In April 1917, Woodrow Wilson--champion of American democracy but also of segregation, advocate for free trade and a new world order based on freedom and justice--thrust the United States into the First World War in order to make the 'world safe for democracy'--only to see his dreams for a liberal international system dissolve into chaos, bloodshed, and betrayal. That October Vladimir Lenin--communist revolutionary and advocate for class war and 'dictatorship of the proletariat'--would overthrow Russia's earlier democratic revolution that had toppled the czar, in the name of liberating humanity--and instead would set up the most repressive totalitarian regime in history. Herman reveals [recounts chronologically] how Lenin and Wilson rewrote the rules of modern geopolitics. .. Lenin and Wilson unleashed the disruptive ideologies that would sweep the world, from nationalism and globalism to Communism and terrorism, and that continue to shape our world today."-- Dust jacket flap.
Subject Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924.
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924.
Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Peace.
World War, 1914-1918.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1913-1921.
Nineteen seventeen, A.D.
Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924. (OCoLC)fst00034612
Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921) (OCoLC)fst01907572
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924. (OCoLC)fst00055663
Nineteen seventeen, A.D. (OCoLC)fst01037811
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Alt Title Nineteen-seventeen : Lenin, Wilson, and the birth of the new world disorder
Lenin, Wilson, and the birth of the new world disorder
Related To Online version: Herman, Arthur, 1956- 1917 First edition. New York, NY : Harper, 2017 9780062570925 (DLC) 2017039978
ISBN 9780062570888 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0062570889 (hardcover ; alk. paper)

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