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Reminiscences of Henry Breckinridge : oral history, 1952

Creator: Breckinridge, Henry, 1886-1960.
Project: Individual interviews oral history collection.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript 327 pages 10 leaves of letters from Woodrow Wilson; 107 leaves of interviewee's journal and letters
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Family background; Princeton; Harvard Law School; law clerk in Baltimore; practice in Lexington, Kentucky; election of 1912; appointment as Assistant Secretary of War; the Army (generals, red tape, Board of Review); Woodrow Wilson and the New Freedom; Mexico; World War I in Europe; mission to Europe; LUSITANIA; preparedness and the administration; congressional relations; Supreme Court justices; Army justice and discipline; soldiers in alien lands; growth of aviation; the New Deal


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Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972

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