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By John Maxwell Hamilton,Robert Mann

on the peak of global struggle I, within the iciness of 1917–1918, one of many innovative era’s such a lot profitable muckracking reporters, Ray Stannard Baker (1870–1946), set out on a unique challenge to Europe on behalf of the Wilson management. whereas posing as a international correspondent for the hot Republic and the hot York global, Baker assessed public opinion in Europe in regards to the conflict and postwar cost. American officers within the White condo and nation division held Baker’s wide-ranging, trenchant stories in excessive regard. After the struggle, Baker remained in govt carrier because the president’s press secretary on the Paris Peace convention, the place the Allied victors dictated the peace phrases to the defeated principal Powers.

Baker’s place gave him a unprecedented vantage element from which to view heritage within the making. He stored a voluminous diary of his provider to the president, starting along with his voyage to Europe and lasting via his time as press secretary. not like Baker’s released books approximately Wilson, leavened by way of a lot mirrored image, his diary permits sleek readers unfiltered impressions of key moments in historical past through a considerate inside of observer.

Published right here for the 1st time, this long-neglected resource comprises an creation by means of John Maxwell Hamilton and Robert Mann that areas Baker and his diary into old context.

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