The Washington D.C. Bureau Collection: Part II covers the presidencies of Wilson, Harding, Coolidge, and Hoover with stunning depth, providing an unbroken chronology of global and national events as reported by the AP from 1915 to 1930. This previously unavailable wire copy covers the press conferences, travel, speeches, campaigns, and related activities of the presidents and other key figures; it is also the only AP collection to include significant reporting on World War I. Other key topics of interest include the Armenian massacre in Turkey, the Rockefeller Foundation activities against typhus and cholera in Serbia, the Mexican Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution, the Tokyo Earthquake, and Black Thursday on Wall Street.
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