By Robert Mann
At the peak of global struggle I, within the iciness of 1917--1918, one of many revolutionary era's such a lot profitable muckracking newshounds, Ray Stannard Baker (1870--1946), set out on a different venture to Europe on behalf of the Wilson management. whereas posing as a overseas correspondent for the recent Republic and the recent York international, Baker assessed public opinion in Europe in regards to the conflict and postwar cost. American officers within the White condo and country division held Baker's wide-ranging, trenchant reviews in excessive regard. After the struggle, Baker remained in govt provider because the president's press secretary on the Paris Peace convention, the place the Allied victors dictated the peace phrases to the defeated crucial 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 carrier 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 smooth readers unfiltered impressions of key moments in heritage through a considerate within observer.
Published right here for the 1st time, this long-neglected resource contains an creation by means of John Maxwell Hamilton and Robert Mann that locations Baker and his diary into ancient context.
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