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Citizen extraordinaire : the diplomatic diaries of Vance McCormick in London and Paris, 1917-1919, with other documents from a high-minded American life /
edited by Michael Barton ... [et al.].
edition
1st ed.
imprint
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2004.
description
xv, 400 p., [16] p. of plates, : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0811701212
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Book
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imprint
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, c2004.
isbn
0811701212
catalogue key
5782712
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-394) and index.
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
"In 1919 the victors of World War I gathered in Paris to negotiate the peace and determine the fate of the world. Among the American delegation was Vance McCormick (1872-1946), a member of a prominent family from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. After studying at Yale, where he was noted for his prowess on the football field, McCormick pursued an illustrious career in business and politics, including mayor of Harrisburg, publisher of the Patriot newspaper, manager of Woodrow Wilson's 1916 re-election campaign, and director of the War Trade Board. McCormick's diaries chronicle his diplomatic duties in London and Paris, and other documents highlight aspects of his diverse life."
Unpaid Annotation
The McCormick's were the most prominent family in the history of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the most prominent McCormick was Vance (1872-1946). He was All-American quarterback and captain of the undefeated Yale football team in 1893, reform mayor of Harrisburg in 1902, publisher of the Harrisburg Patriot newspaper, chairman of the Democratic National Committee and director of Woodrow Wilson's presidential reelection campaign in 1916, director of the Trade Board in 1917, and advisor to Wilson at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919. This book compiles McCormick's diaries as director of the War Trade Board and advisor to Wilson at Versailles, with additional documents from his life.
Short Annotation
The McCormick's were the most prominent family in the history of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and the most prominent McCormick was Vance (1872-1946). This book compiles McCormick's diaries as director of the War Trade Board and advisor to Wilson at Versailles, with additional documents from his life.
Bowker Data Service Summary
In 1919, the victors of World War 1 gathered in Paris to negotiate peace and determine the fate of the world. Amongst the American delegation was Vance McCormick, whose diplomatic diaries recorded this accord, as well as other significant events of the period.

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