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The Approaching Storm

Ep. 19

Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and Jane Addams take center state in Neil Lanctot's latest book The Approaching Storm, an intimate look at America's decision to enter World War I. Lanctot's character-driven narrative takes the reader on transatlantic peace missions and a deep introspective about American values.


Essential Reading:

Neil Lanctot, The Approaching Storm: Roosevelt, Wilson, Addams and Their Clash over America's Future (2021).


Neil Lanctot, "Biden, like Woodrow Wilson in WWI, treads a fine line in refusing to send troops to Ukraine," Chicago Tribune, 14 March 2022.


Recommended Reading:

John Milton Cooper, The Warrior and the Priest (1983).


Kathleen Dalton, Theodore Roosevelt: A Strenuous Life (2002).


Louise W. Knight, Citizen: Jane Addams and the Struggle for Democracy (2005).

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