Woodrow Wilson led America into the First World War in 1917. Historians have debated his methods and motives ever since. This volume explores Wilson's complex personality and the immense challenges he faced. Through quotes and vivid examples, the reader sees America and the world in a time when it seemed everything might come apart. Wilson is central to the story, but the reader also experiences the leading generals and the common soldier as well as the "Big Four," the men who redrew the maps when the war ended.