Offsite at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston
Patricia O' Toole: The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made
Wednesday, April 10, 6 - 8:30 pm
World War I drew to a close with the armistice of November 11, 1918, but the war’s official end would not come until June 28, 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in Paris. The treaty and the complex negotiations that led to it would prove to pose new problems and issues faced by the postwar world. President Woodrow Wilson has long been judged critically for his role in the negotiations, and at this event marking the centennial of the end of World War I, biographer Patricia O’Toole will examine the complex challenges Wilson faced in Paris, his leadership of the Americans during the war, and his legacy.
In addition to her newest book The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made, Patricia O’Toole is also the author of When Trumpets Call: Theodore Roosevelt after the White House and The Five of Hearts: An Intimate Portrait of Henry Adams and His Friends, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. A former professor in the School of the Arts at Columbia University and a fellow of the Society of American Historians, she lives in Camden, Maine.
This event will kick off with a wine and appetizer reception from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by the presentation from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A book signing will follow the presentation. Copies of The Moralist will be available for sale at the event, courtesy of Bookends & Beginnings. Seating only guaranteed for those who make a reservation.
Support for this event has been provided by Pritzker Military Museum & Library and Northwestern University Libraries.