Who was Edward M. House?
By Robert Higgs
This article appeared in the Winter 2009 issue of The Independent Review


Woodrow Wilson’s Right Hand, Godfrey Hodgson’s 2006 biography of “Colonel” Edward M. House, sheds light on one of the most influential presidential advisors in American history. Although generally acting with little or no public visibility, House played a key role in Wilson’s political rise and in his decision to involve the United States in the War to End All Wars.

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