Loyal Advisor? Colonel Edward House's Confidential Trips to Europe, 1913–1917

  title={Loyal Advisor? Colonel Edward House's Confidential Trips to Europe, 1913–1917},
  author={Nicholas Ferns},
  journal={Diplomacy & Statecraft},
  pages={365 - 382}
  • Nicholas Ferns
  • Published 2013
  • Political Science
  • Diplomacy & Statecraft
  • Between 1913 and 1917, Colonel Edward House, President Woodrow Wilson's closest friend and advisor, undertook several missions to Europe. Serving to shape House's attitude to American neutrality, House's advice deriving from these trips was extremely influential upon Wilson's foreign policy. This analysis examines the influences on House's advice, arguing that his pro-Allied stance evolved during this time and influenced Wilson's ultimate decision to have the United States enter the war on the… CONTINUE READING
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