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“Woodrow Wilson & the Paris Peace Conference of 1919,” Patricia O’Toole, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 7pm. Reception starts at 6pm.

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Under the Buffalo

Winter 2019

Woodrow Wilson & the Paris Peace Conference of 1919

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood Street, Evanston, IL
Reception starts at 6:00 p.m.
Presentation starts at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free!
Reservations are strongly encouraged, there will be limited seating.
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A presentation by biographer Patricia O’Toole, author of the recently published, The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

An event marking the centennial of the end of World War I.

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. Biographer Patricia O’Toole will examine the complex challenges Wilson faced in Paris, his leadership of the Americans during the war, and his legacy.

Patricia O’Toole is 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.

The 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.

Support for this event has been generously provided by Pritzker Military Museum & Library and Northwestern University Libraries.

Those without reservations will be given available seats on a first come, first served basis. We will release available seats just prior to the start of the presentation at 7pm. We cannot guarantee seating for those without reservations.

Please note that in attending this event, you authorize EHC to photograph, video tape, or otherwise use your likeness, image, and/or voice for use in promotional materials.