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An Affair of Honor Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz is an in-depth look at the policies Wilson followed to occupy Mexico during the reign of General Victoriano Huerta The invasion happened in 1914 when military troops docked at the harbor of Veracruz and took over the city The occupation became a learning experience for our Nation and especially our President in foreign affairs in helping a Democracy get started in another country The author conveys his thoughts in one passage Wilson however clothed American aggression with the sanctimonious raiment of idealism In insisting upon the morality of his acts he aroused both the hatred and the scorn of the Mexicans-hatred over the invasion but a deep scorn for what they saw as his hypocrisyQuirk This stated thesis expresses the actual feelings Quirk has for the President of the United States The book was 1st published in 1962 48yrs after the invasion of Veracruz So the author had to use many sources to get his point across for writing the book He used many published reports to illustrate his idea of Veracruz He used books to get quotes such as Arthur S Links Woodrow Wilson The New Freedom Ray S Bakers Woodrow Wilson Life and Letters and Harley Notters The Origins of the Foreign Policy of Woodrow WilsonQuirk 173 These were published books dealing with the President and how he conducted himself while in office Newspapers of the past are the historians staff of lifeQuirk 174 He notes that in his writings many newspapers were used but he could not tell if factual or not He also used the Mexican Herald to help get the same types of sources and compare to help assess his claims He helps to list his sources on the bottom of each page that he uses a quote This gives the reader a better way to evaluate the passage in the book by looking it up by its source
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