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Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson’s
Silent Partner
by Charles Neu
720 pages
Oxford University Press
Published: December 2014

Colonel House: A Biography of Woodrow Wilson’s Silent Partner” by Charles Neu is the product of the author’s four-decade interest in his subject. Neu graduated from Northwestern University and received a PhD from Harvard University. He has taught at Rice University and is currently Professor Emeritus of History at Brown University. His next book “The Wilson Circle: President Woodrow Wilson and His Advisers” is due out February 2022.

Anyone exploring the presidency of Woodrow Wilson will encounter, and be mesmerized by, Edward M. House (1858-1938). Known honorifically as “Colonel House” he was a wealthy Texan with a penchant for political advice whose national career was launched after…


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